Anticoagulation strategies in atrial fibrillation

Menezes, Arthur R., Artham, Surya, Lavie, Carl J. and Khatib, Sammy (2012) Anticoagulation strategies in atrial fibrillation. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, 13 1: E1-E13. doi:10.3909/ricm0616

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Author Menezes, Arthur R.
Artham, Surya
Lavie, Carl J.
Khatib, Sammy
Title Anticoagulation strategies in atrial fibrillation
Journal name Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1530-6550
Publication date 2012-01-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3909/ricm0616
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page E1
End page E13
Total pages 13
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher MedReviews
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major risk factor for stroke and systemic embolization, particularly in the elderly. Approximately 2.3 million adults in the United States have AF, and it is projected that this number will increase to approximately 5.6 million individuals by the year 2050, with over 50% aged 80 years or older. Vitamin K antagonists are currently the most widely accepted means of stroke prevention in patients with AF; unfortunately, this method of treatment is not a feasible option for many patients for numerous reasons. This article examines and compares the various newer therapeutic agents that have either been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration or are still in various stages of clinical testing, and provides an overview of established antithrombotic therapies. We also discuss the role of anticoagulation in the setting of cardioversion in patients with AF.
Keyword Atrial fibrillation
Antithrombotic therapy
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Stroke Prevention
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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