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JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis
July 21, 2015

Management of Anticoagulation in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

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JAMA. 2015;314(3):291-292. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3088

Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia, affecting an estimated 2.3 million patients in North America.1 It is associated with a risk of stroke about 5 times higher than that of patients with sinus rhythm.2 Therapy for prevention of cardioembolic stroke is a cornerstone of AF management.

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