Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

current anticoagulation management and future directions.

Benjamin T. Fitzgerald, Steven Lawrence Cohn, Allan L. Klein

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an important cause of stroke, and stroke risk stratification is critical to the management of patients with AF. Anticoagulation with warfarin is the current standard of care for stroke prevention in these patients, despite the need for close monitoring. Aspirin alone is not as effective. Warfarin is recommended for patients with AF and valvular disease or with AF and one or more stroke risk factors. Other novel anticoagulants and antiplatelet combinations are under investigation. Curative procedures for AF are possible, but their long-term safety and effect on stroke risk are unknown.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Volume72 Suppl 1
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Atrial Fibrillation
Stroke
Warfarin
Standard of Care
Anticoagulants
Aspirin
Direction compound
Safety

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Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation : current anticoagulation management and future directions. / Fitzgerald, Benjamin T.; Lawrence Cohn, Steven; Klein, Allan L.

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Fitzgerald, Benjamin T. ; Lawrence Cohn, Steven ; Klein, Allan L. / Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation : current anticoagulation management and future directions. In: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2005 ; Vol. 72 Suppl 1.
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