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Clinical profile and satisfaction with anticoagulated treatment in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation attended in Internal Medicine and Neurology departments of Spain.

CONCLUSIONS: Although there were some differences in the clinical profile of patients with atrial fibrillation attended in Neurology or Internal Medicine departments, all of them had many comorbidities and a high thromboembolic risk. Despite INR control was poor, the most common oral anticoagulant used were vitamin K antagonists. Satisfaction related to oral anticoagulation was high. PMID: 28990646 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research

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Source: Heart - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editor's choice, Press releases, Drugs: cardiovascular system, Heart failure, Hypertension, Epidemiology, Metabolic disorders Arrhythmias and sudden death Source Type: research
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