Dementia correlates with anticoagulation underuse in older patients with atrial fibrillation.

@article{Viscogliosi2017DementiaCW,
  title={Dementia correlates with anticoagulation underuse in older patients with atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Giovanni Viscogliosi and Evaristo Ettorre and Iulia Maria Chiriac},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2017},
  volume={72},
  pages={108-112}
}
OBJECTIVES Stroke prevention in older atrial fibrillation (AF) patients remains a challenge. This study aimed to investigate whether a dementia diagnosis is an independent correlate of lower prescription rate of oral anticoagulant treatment (OAT) in a sample of older AF patients. METHODS Cross-sectional retrospective study. Consecutive older community-dwelling AF patients referred for a comprehensive geriatric assessment, were considered. Evaluation of physical, social and mental health, and… CONTINUE READING