Net clinical benefit of anticoagulation therapy in the elderly patients with atrial fibrillation
Old age remains one of the strongest risk factors for stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Oral anticoagulation (OAC) is the most effective way to prevent thromboembolic disease in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Until few years ago, aspirin and vitamin-K antagonists (VKAs) were the primary agents used to prevent thromboembolic disease in patients with AF. The approval of nonâ€“vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) has now expanded the range of therapeutic agents available to providers. The authors highlight practical considerations regarding the selection and use of OAC in older adults to aid clinical decision making.
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