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Unanswered Questions in Patients With Concurrent Atrial Fibrillation and Acute Coronary Syndrome.
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PMID:  24528617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The best regimen for the long-term management of patients with atrial fibrillation who present with an acute coronary syndrome or require placement of a coronary stent remains unclear. Clinicians need to understand the risk of stroke, stent thrombosis, and major bleeding associated with treating these patients. Numerous studies and risk assessment schemes provide clinicians with an estimation of the risk of stroke, stent thrombosis, and major bleeding that may be associated with the use or avoidance of dual antiplatelet therapy with concurrent anticoagulation therapy (triple therapy). This review discusses the special antithrombotic needs in patients who have atrial fibrillation and either acute coronary syndrome or a requirement for percutaneous coronary intervention, including the published evidence for non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants, and the unanswered questions in this patient population. In conclusion, until the results of additional ongoing or planned randomized trials are known, clinicians must continue to rely on expert opinion and their own clinical judgment when treating these patients.
Daniel S Ice; Timothy A Shapiro; Eric M Gnall; Peter R Kowey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2013-12-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  113     ISSN:  1879-1913     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-2-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  888-896     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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