more emphasis on preventing bleeding due to anticoagulants in elderly patients

You'll see more emphasis on preventing bleeding due to anticoagulants in elderly patients.

Warfarin causes about one-third of hospitalizations for emergency-related adverse drug events in older adults.

But don't think of Pradax (dabigatran) or Xarelto (rivaroxaban) as safer. Their overall bleeding risk is about the same as warfarin.

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