Antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines.

@article{You2012AntithromboticTF,
  title={Antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines.},
  author={John J. You and Daniel E. Singer and Patricia A. Howard and Deirdre A Lane and Mark H. Eckman and Margaret C. Fang and Elaine M. Hylek and Sam Schulman and Alan S. Go and Michael Hughes and Frederick A Spencer and Warren J. Manning and Jonathan L. Halperin and Gregory Y. H. Lip},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2012},
  volume={141 2 Suppl},
  pages={e531S-e575S}
}
BACKGROUND The risk of stroke varies considerably across different groups of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Antithrombotic prophylaxis for stroke is associated with an increased risk of bleeding. We provide recommendations for antithrombotic treatment based on net clinical benefit for patients with AF at varying levels of stroke risk and in a number of common clinical scenarios. METHODS We used the methods described in the Methodology for the Development of Antithrombotic Therapy and… CONTINUE READING
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