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Adherence/Compliance of Patients on Oral Anticoagulants

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A Canadian study found that persistence with warfarin therapy among older patients with AF is lower than generally appreciated and that male sex, younger age, and lower stroke risk predicted poorer persistence with drug therapy. The same group of authors showed in a large cohort of older patients with atrial fibrillation, that rates of hemorrhage are highest within the first 30 days of warfarin therapy. These rates are considerably higher than the rates of 1 %–3 % reported in randomized controlled trials of warfarin therapy.


(State: 18.06.2013)

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