Harvard Heart Letter

New alternatives to warfarin

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"Most experts would argue that from a safety perspective, for the things you really care about, these new drugs are much better than warfarin."
-Dr. Christian Ruff
Brigham and Women's Hospital

New drugs may be best when starting treatment for atrial fibrillation, but don't switch if warfarin works for you.

Is it time to say goodbye to warfarin (Coumadin)? The answer depends on how well you and warfarin get along, and on whether you've ever met.

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