The management of atrial fibrillation

This module provides an overview of the current management of atrial fibrillation (AF) with the focus on optimising anticoagulation to reduce the risk of AF-related stroke

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This module provides an overview of the current management of atrial fibrillation (AF) with the focus on optimising anticoagulation to reduce the risk of AF-related stroke. It describes the key interventions in the medical management of AF and how both stroke risk and bleeding are determined in a patient with AF.

After reading this module you should be able to develop your own plan for a patient centred consultation to support safe anticoagulation for AF.

Contributing author: Alison Warren, consultant pharmacist specialising in cardiology.

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