Warfarin might raise the risk of joint replacement: study

The analysis in people with AF suggests a NOAC might be the better option for those at risk of osteoarthritis, authors say

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Taking the vitamin K antagonist warfarin appears to raise the risk of having a knee or hip replacement by 57%, compared to being on a non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant (NOAC), a study shows.

The findings suggest that patients with, or at risk of, osteoarthritis (OA) who require oral anticoagulant therapy might fare better if they are prescribed a NOAC, the

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