Association of Race/Ethnicity With Oral Anticoagulant Use in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

December 19, 2018

Numerous studies have shown direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are the preferred medication over warfarin for stroke prevention in patients. According to a recent study, African Americans were less likely to receive the newer class of anticoagulant medications than whites, even after controlling for socioeconomic factors, such as income, education and insurance type.  What is the correlation/difference between races and the use of DOACs? Read the results of the study here.


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