Which NOAC scores highest for AF?

New ranking may help guide doctors

Apixaban is the most efficient non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant (NOAC) for treating atrial fibrillation, according to the results of a meta-analysis including 95,000 patients from 23 randomised controlled trial.

weighing up options

There's already a large body of evidence that NOACs are at least as effective as warfarin and safer to use.

But while the authors of the latest review note that all NOACs have a lower risk of all-cause mortality compared with warfarin, some have more favourable profiles.

They conclude that apixaban is the best treatment option for most outcomes and