Purpose Older age is associated with inappropriate dose prescription of direct oral anticoagulants. The aim of our study was to describe the prevalence and the clinical predictors of inappropriate DOACs dosage among octogenarians in real-world setting. Methods Data for this study were sourced from the multicenter prospectively maintained Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Research Database (NCT03760874). Of the AF patients aged≥80 who received DOACs treatment, 253 patients were selected. Participants were categorized as appropriate dosage, overdosage, or underdosage. Underdosage and overdosage were, respectively, defned as administration of a lower or higher DOAC dose than recommended in the EHRA consensus. Results A total of 178 patients (71%) received appropriate DOACs dose and 75 patients (29%) inappropriate DOACs dose; among them, 19 patients (25.6%) were overdosed and 56 (74.4%) were underdosed. Subgroup analysis demonstrated that underdosage was independently associated with male gender [OR=3.15 (95% IC; 1.45–6.83); p<0.001], coronary artery disease [OR=3.60 (95% IC 1.45–9.10); p<0.001] and body mass index [OR=1.27 (1.14–1.41); p<0.001]. Overdosage was independently associated with diabetes mellitus [OR=18 (3.36–96); p<0.001], with age [OR=0.76 (95% IC; 0.61–0.96; p=0.045], BMI [OR=0.77 (95% IC; 0.62–0.97; p=0.043] and with previous bleedings [OR=6.40 (0.7; 1.43–28); p=0.039]. There wasn’t signifcant diference in thromboembolic, major bleeding events and mortality among diferent subgroups. Underdosage group showed a signifcatively lower survival compared with appropriate dose group (p<0.001). Conclusion In our analysis, nearly one-third of octogenarians with AF received an inappropriate dose of DOAC. Several clinical factors were associated with DOACs’ overdosage (diabetes mellitus type II, previous bleeding) or underdosage (male gender, coronary artery disease, and higher body mass index). Octogenarians with inappropriate DOACs underdosage showed less survival.

Prevalence and clinical predictors of inappropriate direct oral anticoagulant dosage in octagenarians with atrial fibrillation

Santelli F;
2022-01-01

Abstract

Purpose Older age is associated with inappropriate dose prescription of direct oral anticoagulants. The aim of our study was to describe the prevalence and the clinical predictors of inappropriate DOACs dosage among octogenarians in real-world setting. Methods Data for this study were sourced from the multicenter prospectively maintained Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Research Database (NCT03760874). Of the AF patients aged≥80 who received DOACs treatment, 253 patients were selected. Participants were categorized as appropriate dosage, overdosage, or underdosage. Underdosage and overdosage were, respectively, defned as administration of a lower or higher DOAC dose than recommended in the EHRA consensus. Results A total of 178 patients (71%) received appropriate DOACs dose and 75 patients (29%) inappropriate DOACs dose; among them, 19 patients (25.6%) were overdosed and 56 (74.4%) were underdosed. Subgroup analysis demonstrated that underdosage was independently associated with male gender [OR=3.15 (95% IC; 1.45–6.83); p<0.001], coronary artery disease [OR=3.60 (95% IC 1.45–9.10); p<0.001] and body mass index [OR=1.27 (1.14–1.41); p<0.001]. Overdosage was independently associated with diabetes mellitus [OR=18 (3.36–96); p<0.001], with age [OR=0.76 (95% IC; 0.61–0.96; p=0.045], BMI [OR=0.77 (95% IC; 0.62–0.97; p=0.043] and with previous bleedings [OR=6.40 (0.7; 1.43–28); p=0.039]. There wasn’t signifcant diference in thromboembolic, major bleeding events and mortality among diferent subgroups. Underdosage group showed a signifcatively lower survival compared with appropriate dose group (p<0.001). Conclusion In our analysis, nearly one-third of octogenarians with AF received an inappropriate dose of DOAC. Several clinical factors were associated with DOACs’ overdosage (diabetes mellitus type II, previous bleeding) or underdosage (male gender, coronary artery disease, and higher body mass index). Octogenarians with inappropriate DOACs underdosage showed less survival.
2022
9-feb-2022
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https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00228-022-03286-2
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