ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: can we do better?

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Abstract

Clinical guidelines advocate oral anticoagulation (OAC) for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation and ≥1 risk factors for stroke, but 40% of eligible patients receive aspirin, and those at greatest risk are least likely to be prescribed OAC. Why is there a discrepancy between guidelines and clinical practice?

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