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DOACs are useful for older patients with atrial fibrillation

KEY POINT

According to a retrospective analysis published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in older patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) was associated with a lower rate of stroke and systemic embolism compared with warfarin. Select DOACs were associated with a lower or similar risk of major bleeding compared with warfarin.