DOACs improve appropriate use of anticoagulants in stroke prevention

Anticoagulation to prevent stroke in patients with AF has improved since the introduction of DOACs but is still underdone, according to a study by neurologists in the ACT. An analysis of all stroke admissions at the Canberra Hospital between 2016 and 2018 has found 63% of patients with known AF were appropriately anticoagulated – an INR of ≥2.0 ...

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