Is anticoagulation therapy underused in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation?

@article{Turazza1997IsAT,
  title={Is anticoagulation therapy underused in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation?},
  author={Fabio Maria Turazza and Maria Grazia Franzosi},
  journal={Drugs & aging},
  year={1997},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={174-84}
}
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is found in 0.4% of the adult population and is a common condition in the elderly. Its prevalence increases with age to affect 5 to 14% of those over 74 years. Recent evidence indicates that, compared with sinus rhythm, AF is associated with a 4-to 7-fold increase in the risk of stroke. However, there is strong evidence from randomised trials that full anticoagulation with warfarin substantially reduces the risk of stroke. Elderly patients are among those at higher risk… CONTINUE READING

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