Real World ETNA Registries of New Once-Daily LIXIANA® (edoxaban) Start in Europe (y 2)

Publicado 24/08/2015 7:00:50CET

AF, a heart rhythm disorder in which the heartbeat is rapid and irregular, affects over six million Europeans.[7] People with AF are at a five-fold increased risk of stroke compared to the general population,[7] with an estimated financial burden of over EUR38 billion a year.[8] VTE, a condition where a blood clot forms in a vein, also represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality, resulting in over 500,000 deaths in the EU each year.[9]

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Lydia Worms (Europe) 

Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH 

Edoxaban Comm. & Product PR Europe 



Yasuki Minobe (Global) 

Daiichi Sankyo Group 

Corporate Communications Department 


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