Cardiology

Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age

The net clinical benefit of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation (AF)—one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats and a leading cause of stroke—decreases with age, as the risk of death from other factors ...

Oncology & Cancer

Continuous anticoagulants and cold snare polypectomy noninferior

(HealthDay)—For patients with subcentimeter colorectal polyps receiving oral anticoagulants, continuous administration of anticoagulants (CA) with cold snare polypectomy (CSP) is noninferior to periprocedural heparin bridging ...

Cardiology

Racial disparities seen in use of oral anticoagulants for A-fib

(HealthDay)—Black patients with atrial fibrillation are less likely to receive direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) compared with white patients, even after controlling for clinical and sociodemographic features, according ...

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Anticoagulant

An anticoagulant is a substance that prevents coagulation (clotting) of blood. A group of pharmaceuticals called anticoagulants can be used in vivo as a medication for thrombotic disorders. Some anticoagulants are used in medical equipment, such as test tubes, blood transfusion bags, and renal dialysis equipment.

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