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Is an Oral Anticoagulant Necessary for Young Atrial Fibrillation Patients With a CHA2DS2-VASc Score of 1 (Men) or 2 (Women)? Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
ConclusionsFor atrial fibrillation patients aged 20 to 49 years with 1 risk factor in addition to sex, non–vitamin K antagonist OACs should be considered for stroke prevention to minimize the risk of a potentially fatal or disabling event.
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - October 3, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hung, Y., Chao, T.-F., Liu, C.-J., Tuan, T.-C., Lin, Y.-J., Chang, S.-L., Lo, L.-W., Hu, Y.-F., Liao, J.-N., Chung, F.-P., Lin, W.-Y., Lin, W.-S., Cheng, S.-M., Chen, T.-J., Lip, G. Y. H., Chen, S.-A. Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Original Research Source Type: research
Effect of Adherence to Oral Anticoagulants on Risk of Stroke and Major Bleeding Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Conclusions Adherence to anticoagulation is poor in practice and may be modestly improved with NOACs. Adherence to therapy appears to be most important in patients with CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥2, whereas the benefits of anticoagulation may not outweigh the harms in patients with CHA2DS2-VASc score 0 or 1.
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - February 23, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yao, X., Abraham, N. S., Alexander, G. C., Crown, W., Montori, V. M., Sangaralingham, L. R., Gersh, B. J., Shah, N. D., Noseworthy, P. A. Tags: Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Secondary Prevention, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Ischemic Stroke Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Source Type: research