New oral anticoagulants provide same stroke prevention as warfarin but cause less bleeding

The new oral anticoagulants provide the same stroke prevention as warfarin but cause less intracranial bleeding, reports an observational study in more than 43,000 patients presented at ESC Congress 2016 today by Dr Laila Staerk, a research fellow at Herlev and Gentofte University Hospital, Denmark. “Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac rhythm disorder and…