Key clinical point: Many AFib patients are already at higher risk for osteoporosis fractures.
Major finding: Direct oral anticoagulants were associated with lower risk of osteoporosis fracture than was warfarin (HR, 0.52-0.65).
Study details: This was a retrospective analysis of nearly 24,000 EHRs of AFib patients who used anticoagulants in Hong Kong.
Disclosures: The study was funded by the University of Hong Kong and University College London Strategic Partnership Fund.
Lau WCY et al. Ann Intern Med. 2020 May 19. doi: 10.7326/M19-3671.