Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Findings from the gloria-af registry

Translated title of the contribution: Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Findings from the gloria-af registry

Sergio Jose Dubner, Gregory Y.H. Lip, Christine Teusch, Hans Christian Diener, Cecilia Zeballos, Jonathan L. Halperin, Chang Sheng Ma, Miney Paquette, Menno V. Huisman

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Background: The Global Registry on Long-Term Oral Antithrombotic Treatment in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (GLORIA-AF) is a multinational, prospective, 3-phase study to establish the safety and efficacy of dabigatran in patients with newly diagnosed nonvalvular atrial fibrillation at risk of stroke. Phase II began when dabigatran, the first non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagu-lant (NOAC) became available. Objectives: The aim of this registry was to describe Phase II baseline clinical data in the general population and the 2-year follow-up of patients treated with dabigatran. Methods: Among 15,644 patients enrolled in the study, 15,308 were eligible and 4,873 received dabigatran. Atrial fibrillation charac-teristics, follow-up findings and concomitant diseases were recorded and analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results: Forty-five percent of eligible patients were women and median age was 71.0 years (interquartile range: 64-78 years). Patients were from Europe (47.9%), North America (22.2%), Asia (20.1%), Latin America (6.0%), and the Middle East/Africa (3.9%). Most of them had high risk for stroke (CHA2 DS2-VASc score ≥2; 86.1%) and 13.9% had moderate risk (CHA2 DS2-VASc score=1). In 80.3% of cases, patients received oral anticoagulants: 47.9% NOACs and 32.4% vitamin K antagonists (VKAs); 12.0% received anti-platelet agents and 7.6% did not receive antithrombotic treatment. At the 2-year follow-up, 70.5% remained on dabigatran. Conclusions: Data from the GLORIA-AF Phase II registry showed that in nonvalvular AF, NOACs have been highly adopted in clinical practice, becoming more frequently prescribed than VKAs. Worldwide, however, a large proportion of patients have remained undertreated.

Translated title of the contributionStroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Findings from the gloria-af registry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalRevista Argentina de Cardiologia
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2020


  • Anticoagulants / administration & dosage-Administration
  • Oral-Atrial Fibrillation Stroke/prevention and control


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