[Oral anticoagulant use in patients with atrial fibrillation].

@article{Erta2009OralAU,
  title={[Oral anticoagulant use in patients with atrial fibrillation].},
  author={F. Nil Ertaş and Hamza Duygu and Halit Acet and Nihan Kahya Eren and Cem Nazli and Asim Oktay Ergene},
  journal={Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi : Turk Kardiyoloji Derneginin yayin organidir},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={161-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Oral anticoagulant therapy has been shown to decrease the risk for vascular complications in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We evaluated the frequency of oral anticoagulant use in patients with AF, whether oral anticoagulant use was associated with effective INR values, and the reasons for not including an anticoagulant in the treatment. STUDY DESIGN The study included 426 consecutive patients (256 women, 170 men; mean age 66+/-11 years) who presented with a diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING
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