Nonpharmacologic approaches to stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.


The greatest priority in treating atrial fibrillation (AF) is stroke prevention. There are now 3 main approaches to prevention: (1) oral anticoagulation (OAC), (2) eradication of AF, and (3) exclusion of the left atrial appendage (LAA) from the systemic circulation. The goal of this article is to review these approaches, with particular emphasis on… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cjca.2013.04.004