North American Thrombosis Forum, AF Action Initiative Consensus Document

Christian T. Ruff*, Jack E. Ansell, Richard C. Becker, Emelia J. Benjamin, David J. Deicicchi, N. A. Mark Estes, Michael D. Ezekowitz, John Fanikos, Jawed Fareed, David Garcia, Robert P. Giugliano, Samuel Z. Goldhaber, Christopher Granger, Jeff S. Healey, Russell Hull, Elaine M. Hylek, Peter Libby, Renato D. Lopes, Kenneth W. Mahaffey, Jessica MegaGregory Piazza, Arthur A. Sasahara, Farzaneh A. Sorond, Alex C. Spyropoulos, Jeanine M. Walenga, Jeffrey I. Weitz

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Abstract

The North American Thrombosis Forum Atrial Fibrillation Action Initiative consensus document is a comprehensive yet practical briefing document focusing on stroke and bleeding risk assessment in patients with atrial fibrillation, as well as recommendations regarding anticoagulation options and management. Despite the breadth of clinical trial data and guideline recommendation updates, many clinicians continue to struggle to synthesize the disparate information available. This problem slows the uptake and utilization of updated risk prediction tools and adoption of new oral anticoagulants. This document serves as a practical and educational reference for the entire medical community involved in the care of patients with atrial fibrillation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S1-S29
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Volume129
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • Anticoagulants
  • Antithrombotic management
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Bleeding risk
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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