CryoLife PROACT Xa (Mechanical Heart Valves) - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
We are doing this study to find out if apixaban or warfarin works better to prevent blood clotting in people who have mechanical heart valves.
Blood clotting in mechanical heart valve patients
Who Can Participate in the Study?
- Have an On-X mechanical heart valve
- Take medication to manage blood clotting
What is Involved?
If you choose to be in this study, you will:
- Be randomly assigned (like flipping a coin) to 1 of 2 groups
-- Group 1: Take warfarin
-- Group 2: Take apixaban
- Have monthly phone calls
- Return to our clinic annually for up to 2 years for vital signs and blood draws