Tag: anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation

Lower Post-TAVR Mortality Seen on DOAC vs VKA When OAC Indicated

Following a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are preferable to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in patients who are candidates for oral...

Rivaroxaban Rivals Warfarin in AF, Mitral Bioprosthesis

The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) took cardiology by storm a decade ago when trials showed they were at least as safe and effective as warfarin...

‘Cautious’ DOAC Underdosing in AF May Push Mortality Higher

The risk for death goes up for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who are put on direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) at dosages other than those...

‘Low-Risk’ Valvular AF in Some May Warrant Oral Anticoagulation

Some patients with “valvular” atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke-risk scores low enough for oral anticoagulation (OAC) not to be indicated may actually face enough thromboembolic...