Management of atrial fibrillation–Part 2.

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Management of atrial fibrillation--Part 2.

Compr Ther. 2008 Fall-Winter;34(3-4):134-42

Authors: Aronow WS

Many cardiologists prefer, especially in older patients, ventricular rate control plus warfarin rather than maintaining sinus rhythm with anti-arrhythmic drugs. Patients with chronic or paroxysmal AF at high risk for stroke should be treated with long-term warfarin to achieve an International Normalized Ratio of 2.0 to 3.0. Patients with AF at low risk for stroke or with contraindications to warfarin should be treated with aspirin.

PMID: 19137754 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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