Bayer atrial fibrillation trial is stopped



A Phase 3 trial investigating a potential new treatment for atrial fibrillation has been stopped early because of inferior efficacy, Bayer AG announced on 19 November. The trial OCEANIC-AF, was investigating asundexian, a, small molecule drug being studied in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at risk of stroke. It was seen as a potential alternative to traditional anticoagulants for the treatment of AF, an irregular and often very rapid heart rhythm.