GI bleeding may increase cancer risk in AF with anticoagulation

Bleeding in the lower gastrointestinal tract increased risk for incident colorectal cancer in patients with atrial fibrillation who were treated with oral anticoagulants, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.“Our study provides the clinically relevant findings of high absolute risks of colorectal cancer associated with lower gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with oral anticoagulants,” Peter Vibe Rasmussen, MD, medical doctor and PhD fellow at University Hospital Herlev-Gentofte in Hellerup, Denmark, told Healio. “TheseRead More

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