neurology

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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