Newly detected atrial fibrillation and compliance with antithrombotic guidelines.

  title={Newly detected atrial fibrillation and compliance with antithrombotic guidelines.},
  author={Nicole L. Glazer and Sascha Dublin and Nicholas L. Smith and Benjamin French and Lisa A. Jackson and Jennifer B Hrachovec and David S Siscovick and Bruce M. Psaty and Susan R. Heckbert},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={167 3},
BACKGROUND Guidelines recommend the use of antithrombotic therapy for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), but compliance with such guidelines has not been widely studied among patients with newly detected AF. Our objective was to assess compliance with antithrombotic guidelines and to identify patient characteristics associated with warfarin use. METHODS A population-based study of newly detected AF (patient age, 30-84 years) was conducted within a large health plan… CONTINUE READING


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