Tag: stroke

Direct Oral Anticoagulants Safe for Most High-Risk Atrial Fibrillation Patients, New Evidence Shows

New evidence suggests that direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are safe and effective for stroke prevention in high-risk populations with atrial fibrillation. Elderly patients and those with chronic kidney disease can benefit from DOACs without increased bleeding risk. However, patients with rheumatic heart disease still require vitamin K antagonists based on recent trial results.

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