Use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation: does concomitant kidney disease change our practice?

@article{Shahid2016UseON,
  title={Use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation: does concomitant kidney disease change our practice?},
  author={Farhan Shahid and E Shantsila and Gregory Y. H. Lip},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2016},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={1172-4}
}
Heart failure (HF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are closely related, with CKD being an established independent marker of poor prognosis in patients diagnosed with HF.1 In the Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Registry (ADHERE), for example, 30% of the hospitalized patients had renal insufficiency;1 of this cohort, 21% had serum creatinine levels >2.0 mg… CONTINUE READING