Frailty and cognitive impairment are not reasons to withhold anticoagulation in people with atrial fibrillation but screening could guide management

Harrison, Stephanie L., Akpan, Asangaedem and Lip, Gregory Y. H. (2021) Frailty and cognitive impairment are not reasons to withhold anticoagulation in people with atrial fibrillation but screening could guide management. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society . Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

Oral anticoagulants (OACs) reduce the risk of stroke for people with atrial fibrillation (AF), and OACs are recommended in evidence‐based guidelines for most people with AF. The net clinical benefit of OACs compared with no treatment or aspirin is clear for most people with AF, apart from those at lowest stroke risk. The common risk factors for incident AF are also risk factors for stroke and bleeding in AF.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1532-5415
Departments: Departments > Institute of Health > Urgent and Primary Care
Additional Information: ** Article version: VoR ** From Crossref journal articles via Jisc Publications Router ** History: epub 24-04-2021; issued 24-04-2021. ** Licence for VoR version of this article starting on 24-04-2021: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/termsAndConditions#vor
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Date Deposited: 05 May 2021 13:16
Last Modified: 11 May 2021 08:14
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6060

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