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dc.contributor.authorGuthmann, Richard A.eng
dc.date.issued2004eng
dc.description.abstractAnticoagulation therapy with warfarin is not indicated for use in patients with non- valvular atrial fibrillation who are at low risk for embolic cerebral vascular events. The classification of "low risk for embolic stroke" is defined as a 1 percent annual risk for stroke or lone atrial fibrillation (i.e., age younger than 65 years without history of hypertension, transient ischemic attack, stroke, coronary heart disease, recent congestive heart failure, or diabetes). Anticoagulation therapy with warfarin is beneficial in patients with atrial fibrillation who are at moderate or high risk for stroke. Patients with absolute contraindications to anticoagulation therapy (e.g., thrombocytopenia, recent trauma or surgery, hemorrhagic stroke, alcoholism) should not take warfarin. [Strength of recommendation: A, based on meta-analyses of large randomized controlled trials (RCTs).]eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/3933eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionClinical Inquiries, 2004 (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAmerican family physician, 70, no. 05 (September 2004)eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectembolic strokeeng
dc.subjectbleeding eventseng
dc.subjectclopidogreleng
dc.subject.lcshAtrial fibrillation -- Treatmenteng
dc.subject.lcshAnticoagulantseng
dc.subject.lcshWarfarineng
dc.subject.lcshCerebrovascular diseaseeng
dc.subject.lcshEmbolismeng
dc.titleWhich Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Do Not Need Anticoagulation Therapy with Warfarin?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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