• Frail patients less likely to receive certain blood thinners, despite recommendations

    3 days ago - By Healio

    Among patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, those with frailty were less likely to receive an anticoagulant and, if anticoagulated, were more likely to receive warfarin than a direct oral anticoagulant, researchers reported.
    The introduction of direct oral anticoagulants has increased anticoagulation rates but not resolved treatment gaps for frail patients with nonvalvular AF, according to the researchers.
    “Although they stand to potentially derive greater benefits from anticoagulation, frail patients with nonvalvular AF who didn't have anticoagulant contraindications were
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