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Anticoagulant management in patients with atrial fibrillation.
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PMID:  19787557     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with a high risk of embolic stroke (cause in 15% of all strokes and 30% of strokes in those >75 years of age). Anticoagulation with warfarin will reduce stroke risk by about two thirds. The main risks of anticoagulation, namely bleeding, can be minimized by maintaining anticoagulation control within the international normalized range range of 2.0 to 3.0 (target: 2.5). To have a public health impact, patients with AF need efficient and correct identification, with appropriate treatment directed at those patients at most risk from the condition.
David A Fitzmaurice; F D Richard Hobbs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-09-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1098-9064     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Thromb. Hemost.     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-29     Completed Date:  2010-01-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0431155     Medline TA:  Semin Thromb Hemost     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  543-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Thieme Medical Publishers.
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use*
Atrial Fibrillation / complications,  drug therapy*
Risk Factors
Stroke / etiology,  prevention & control
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