Was Pradaxa behind the recent death of an 83-year-old Utah man who fell at home? A case study published in the May Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS) suggests that Pradaxa use may have led to irreversible bleeding in his brain, resulting in his death.
According to JNS, after falling at home, the man was admitted to the University of Utah hospital where physicians on staff discovered that he had been diagnosed with new-onset atrial fibrillation the month before and had been prescribed a 150 mg dose of Pradaxa twice a day by his primary doctor. There was slight intracranial bleeding, but the patient was alert and there was no immediate cause for concern at the time. Read the rest »