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March 2017 Online First

Anticoagulation news

BJCardio Staff

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Anticoagulant treatment after intracerebral haemorrhage in patients with AF Anticoagulant treatment may be initiated seven to eight weeks after intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), to optimise the benefit from treatment and minimise risk, according to a nationwide observational study published recently in Stroke.1 The study aimed to provide observational data on the relationship between the timing of antithrombotic treatment and the competing risks of severe thrombotic and haemorrhagic events in a cohort of Swedish patients with AF and ICH. Patients with AF and a first-ever ICH were identified in the Swed

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The new oral anticoagulants and management of bleeding

April 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:69–71 doi:10.5837/bjc.2014.009 Online First

The new oral anticoagulants and management of bleeding

Raza Alikhan

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Introduction Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects up to 2% of the population, its prevalence increasing with age; and, with the anticipated rise in the average age of the population, it is likely that the rate of AF will rise considerably. There is a significant risk of stroke, heart failure and mortality associated with AF. Both the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and National Health Service (NHS) Improvement have identified AF and stroke prevention as key areas for maintaining healthcare quality and improvements.1 A key feature is the early identification of patients at risk of thromboembolic events and the prompt init

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