Updated Afib Guidelines Favor Newer Bloodthinners

Direct anticoagulants are highly effective and don’t require as much monitoring as warfarin.

Blood-thinning medications called anticoagulants have long been recommended for managing atrial fibrillation (Afib), an abnormal heart rhythm that raises the risk of stroke. Until 2010, the only available oral anticoagulant was warfarin (Coumadin®), and it remains the most commonly prescribed anticoagulant due to its efficacy and low cost. But in the last decade, newer options […]

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