Design and rationale of Global Registry on Long-Term Oral Antithrombotic Treatment in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: a global registry program on long-term oral antithrombotic treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation.

@article{Huisman2014DesignAR,
  title={Design and rationale of Global Registry on Long-Term Oral Antithrombotic Treatment in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: a global registry program on long-term oral antithrombotic treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Menno V. Huisman and Gregory Y. H. Lip and Hans-Christoph Diener and Sergio J. Dubner and Jonathan L. Halperin and Chang Sheng Ma and Kenneth J Rothman and Christine Teutsch and Kristina Zint and Diana Ackermann and Andreas Clemens and Dorothee B. Bartels},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={167 3},
  pages={329-34}
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting 1% to 2% of the population and raising the risk of stroke 5-fold. Until recently, the only treatment choices for stroke prevention in patients with AF have been vitamin K antagonists (VKA) or antiplatelet drugs. With approval of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) antithrombotic treatment, patterns are changing. The Global Registry on Long-Term Oral Antithrombotic Treatment in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation is… CONTINUE READING
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