DOACs versus Warfarin: What is their impact on mortality?

A 68-year-old woman presents with palpitations, feeling generally unwell for three days. She denies any chest pain, shortness of breath, or lightheadedness. Past medical history includes hypertension, dyslipidemia, and osteoarthritis with no history of dysrhythmia. Her heart rate is 125 and her remaining vital signs are normal. Her pulse is irregular and her physical exam is otherwise unremarkable. ECG shows atrial fibrillation. You slow her heart rate using diltiazem. Your workup reveals no …

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