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Newer anticoagulants linked to lower fracture risk in AFib

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.