Safety and effectiveness of antithrombotic strategies in older adult patients with atrial fibrillation and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction.

@article{Fosbol2012SafetyAE,
  title={Safety and effectiveness of antithrombotic strategies in older adult patients with atrial fibrillation and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction.},
  author={Emil L. Fosbol and Tracy Y. Wang and Shuang Li and Jonathan P Piccini and Renato D Lopes and Bimal Ramesh Shah and Roger M Mills and Winslow Klaskala and Karen P Alexander and Laine E Thomas and Matthew T. Roe and Eric D. Peterson},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={163 4},
  pages={720-8}
}
BACKGROUND We aimed to study the comparative safety and effectiveness of various antithrombotic treatment strategies among older adults with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS Using the CRUSADE registry linked to longitudinal Medicare claims data, we examined NSTEMI patients aged ≥ 65 years with a concomitant diagnosis of AF. Multivariable Cox analysis was used to compare risk of rehospitalization for bleeding and a major cardiac composite… CONTINUE READING

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