This study is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy profile, in two different dose regimens of DU-176b, (an investigational new drug being tested for the prevention of stroke/systemic embolic events (SEE)), in individuals with atrial fibrillation. Patients will be randomized to one of three treatment groups: High Dose Regimen, Low Dose Regimen, & Warfarin. The expected duration of the study is 24 months.


Key Study Publications

Giugliano RP, Ruff CT, Braunwald E, Murphy SA, Wiviott SD, Halperin JL, Waldo AL, Ezekowitz MD, Weitz JI, Špinar J, Ruzyllo W, Ruda M, Koretsune Y, Betcher J, Shi M, Grip LT, Patel SP, Patel I, Hanyok JJ, Mercuri M, Antman EM; ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 Investigators. Edoxaban versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation. N Engl J Med. 2013;369:2093-104. Abstract