Clinicians need to make stroke risk reduction paramount when treating patients with atrial fibrillation, according to updated guidelines issued by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and the European Society of Cardiology.
An executive summary of 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation is available at http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/CIRCULATIONAHA.106.177031; the full update will be published in the European Heart Journal.
Mitka M. Stroke Risk Emphasized in Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines. JAMA. 2006;296(10):1224. doi:10.1001/jama.296.10.1224