Bleeding Risk Assessment in Atrial Fibrillation: Observations on the Use and Misuse of Bleeding Risk Scores.
J Thromb Haemost. 2016 Jun 14;
Authors: Lip GY, Lane DA
Stroke prevention is central to the management of atrial fibrillation (AF), and effective thromboprophylaxis requires oral anticoagulation (OAC). Even a single stroke risk factor confers excess risk, and the net clinical benefit of treatment is positive for OAC compared to no treatment or aspirin, whilst aspirin confers a neutral or negative net clinical benefit (NCB)(1) . This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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