"We have reached a stage where, unless medically contra-indicated, newly diagnosed AF sufferers should be offered NOACs as first-choice anticoagulation in preference to Warfarin". Discuss.
Note that I am not talking about people who have been on Warfarin and are happy to stay on it nor those who have medical contra-indications.
Very sad to hear that some doctors are still taking into account cost factors hidden as medical reasons, using scare tactics or not mentioning NOACs. Time to do a survey of who is prescribing what, I think, as well as an up to date survey of patient opinions. Newly-diagnosed patients are vulnerable and often lack information.