XARELTO® Stories

Arnold Palmer

“I went to my doctor and he prescribed XARELTO®. It fit my lifestyle very well.”

Hall-of-Fame golfer Arnold Palmer talks about why he and his doctor chose XARELTO® to treat his deep vein thrombosis (DVT blood clot) and help prevent it from happening again.

Chris Bosh

“Any day that I can play basketball, any day I can spend time with my children, I feel like I'm the luckiest man in the world.”

Ten-time basketball all-star Chris Bosh shares his frightening experience with blood clots in his lung, and why he thinks it was important to be treated with the #1 prescribed blood thinner in its class.

Kevin Nealon

“If I was going out to a restaurant that had great salads, I could eat whatever I wanted.”

Comedian, actor, and writer Kevin Nealon tells about his switch from warfarin to XARELTO® to reduce his stroke risk due to atrial fibrillation (AFib) not caused by a heart valve problem.

Brian Vickers

“My doctor said there were no known dietary restrictions and no regular blood monitoring, which was fantastic.”

Champion NASCAR® driver Brian Vickers, who was sidelined by two blood clots, shares his experience of treating the first one with warfarin and the second with XARELTO®.

Do you have a XARELTO® story?

Now that you’ve heard our stories, how about sharing your own? Your experience can teach and inspire others at risk for DVT or PE blood clots or AFib-related stroke.


XARELTO® is a prescription medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation, not caused by a heart valve problem. For patients currently well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how XARELTO® and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke.

XARELTO® is also a prescription medicine used to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and to help reduce the risk of these conditions occurring again.

XARELTO® is also a prescription medicine used to reduce the risk of forming a blood clot in the legs and lungs of people who have just had knee or hip replacement surgery.



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