A national survey of the management of atrial fibrillation with antithrombotic drugs in Italian primary care.

@article{Mazzaglia2010ANS,
  title={A national survey of the management of atrial fibrillation with antithrombotic drugs in Italian primary care.},
  author={Giampiero Mazzaglia and Alessandro Filippi and Marianna Alacqua and Warren Cowell and Annabelle Shakespeare and Lorenzo G Mantovani and Cosetta Bianchi and Claudio Cricelli},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2010},
  volume={103 5},
  pages={968-75}
}
The aims of this study were to investigate trends in the incidence of diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF), and to identify factors associated with the prescription of antithrombotics (ATs) and to identify the persistence of patients with oral anticoagulant (OAC) treatment in primary care. Data were obtained from 400 Italian primary care physicians providing information to the Health Search/Thales Database from 2001 to 2004. The age-standardised incidence of AF was: 3.9-3.0 cases, and 3.6-3.0… CONTINUE READING