Efficacy of anticoagulation for secondary stroke prevention in older people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: a prospective case series study.

@article{Tsivgoulis2005EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of anticoagulation for secondary stroke prevention in older people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: a prospective case series study.},
  author={Georgios I. Tsivgoulis and Konstantinos M Spengos and N. Zakopoulos and Efstathios Manios and Vassilios Peppes and Konstantinos N. Vemmos},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={
          35-40
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Despite large randomised trials that demonstrated the efficacy of oral anticoagulants in the primary and secondary prevention of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), anticoagulation therapy remains largely under-used in older patients, who are at risk of first ever or recurrent stroke. The aim of the present study was to assess the influence of anticoagulation therapy on long-term prognosis in the oldest old stroke patients with AF after… CONTINUE READING

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