Landmark Phase III Study of Bayer's Xarelto® (Rivaroxaban) Initiated for the Secondary Prevention of Myocardial Infarction and Death in Patients with Coronary or Peripheral Artery Disease

•20,000-patient study will be conducted in collaboration with Population Health Research Institute •Composite of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction and stroke as primary efficacy endpoint •Rivaroxaban is the first novel oral anticoagulant under assessment in this high risk patient population


Bayer HealthCare announced today the initiation of the COMPASS study, the largest clinical study of its oral anticoagulant Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) to date, investigating the prevention of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) including cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction and stroke in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Date: 13 November 2012, 13:21 PM EST
Source: Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health Division
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