Title: Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and primary stroke prevention from a geriatric point of view
Authors: Boonen, Steven ×
Wu, A #
Issue Date: Jan-1994
Series Title: Acta Clinica Belgica vol:49 issue:2 pages:86-91
Abstract: Cerebrovascular disease constitutes one of the major causes of death. Patients with atrial fibrillation are known to be at high risk for stroke. The efficacy of oral anticoagulant therapy in the primary prevention of stroke in individuals with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation has been demonstrated in several large randomized trials. However, many geriatricians remain reluctant to prescribe anticoagulants. This article focuses on the risks and benefits of stroke prophylaxis with anticoagulant therapy in elderly patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Gerontology and Geriatrics
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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