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The treatment pattern and adherence to direct oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation aged over 65.

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Summary of "The treatment pattern and adherence to direct oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation aged over 65."

In this study, we aimed to assess the utilization pattern (potentially inappropriate dosing and concomitant use of contraindicated drugs) and adherence to direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), including apixaban, dabigatran, and rivaroxaban, in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) unsuitable for warfarin.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0214666

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