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Anticoagulation therapy and the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in the elderly

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İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul

Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology 2017; 45: Supplement 86-88
DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.47034
Read: 429 Downloads: 151 Published: 01 July 2021

Anticoagulation indications do not differ between elderly and younger patients. However due to the changes with ageing some anticoagulants may increase the risk of bleeding. Therefore a dose adjustment might be needed for some anticoagulant drugs. Non-vitamin K antagonists are as safe and effective as vitamin K antagonists in the elderly.

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