Key clinical point: Patients with atrial fibrillation had better survival on a direct oral anticoagulant.
Major finding: Direct oral anticoagulant–treated patients had a 19% relative reduction in all-cause death, compared with patients on a vitamin K antagonist.
Study details: The GARFIELD-AF registry, which included 26,742 patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation.
Disclosures: GARFIELD-AF was funded in part by Bayer. Dr. Camm has been an adviser to Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi Sankyo, and Pfizer/Bristol-Myers Squibb.
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