Deprescribe antiplatelets in patients taking DOACs: study highlights bleeding risk

Concurrent use of Direct Acting Anticoagulants (DOACs) and antiplatelet medications appears to be common and confers a significantly increased risk of bleeding, an Australian study shows. Clinicians in Victoria have called for deprescribing of antiplatelets in patients taking DOACs after they found a five-fold higher risk of major bleeding events in patients taking both classes ...

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