Effect of Adherence to Oral Anticoagulants on Risk of Stroke and Major Bleeding Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

@inproceedings{Yao2016EffectOA,
  title={Effect of Adherence to Oral Anticoagulants on Risk of Stroke and Major Bleeding Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation},
  author={Xiaoxi Yao and Neena S. Abraham and G. Caleb Alexander and William E. Crown and Victor M. Montori and Lindsey R. Sangaralingham and Bernard J. Gersh and Nilay D. Shah and Peter A Noseworthy},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Heart Association},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND In comparison to warfarin, non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have the advantages of ease of dosing, fewer drug interactions, and lack of need for ongoing monitoring. We sought to evaluate whether these advantages translate to improved adherence and whether adherence is associated with improved outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a retrospective cohort analysis by using a large US commercial insurance database to… CONTINUE READING
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