Lean Toward Apixaban When a DOAC Is Desired for Atrial Fibrillation

You'll be asked which anticoagulant is preferred to prevent stroke in atrial fibrillation.

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), such as apixaban (Eliquis), are stepping ahead of warfarin in many atrial fib patients.

That's because DOACs prevent stroke at least as well as warfarin...cause slightly less intracranial bleeding...have fewer interactions...and don't need frequent monitoring.

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