Warfarin and aspirin as thromboprophylaxis in atrial fibrillation.

1. Anticoagulant therapy with warfarin is now established as effective thromboprophylaxis against stroke in atrial fibrillation, in high-risk persons. Aspirin is indicated in moderate-risk persons or if warfarin is contraindicated. 2. Risk stratification is suggested, using clinical factors supplemented by echocardiography, to aid choice of prophylaxis. 3… CONTINUE READING