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Nat Rev Cardiol. 2011 Dec 20;9(2):71-3. doi: 10.1038/nrcardio.2011.203.

Atrial fibrillation in 2011: Stroke prevention in AF.

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University of Birmingham Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences, City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH, UK. g.y.h.lip@bham.ac.uk

Abstract

In 2011, key trials with oral factor Xa inhibitors in patients with atrial fibrillation highlighted promising data on these novel anticoagulants. Patients with ≥ 1 stroke risk factors can be considered for oral anticoagulation. These novel, fixed-dose drugs are given without monitoring, so clinicians must learn to balance stroke and bleeding risks.

PMID:
22182957
DOI:
10.1038/nrcardio.2011.203
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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