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CHA2DS2-VASc: Fine-tuning prediction of stroke riskJul 22, 2011 12:55 EDT
Recently endorsed by both the ESC and HRS, the CHA2DS2-VASc scoring system is more precisely predictive of stroke risk—compared with the older CHADS2 score—for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
Have you adopted CHA2DS2-VASc in your practice?
Olesen JB, Lip GYH, Hansen ML, et al. Validation of risk stratification schemes for predicting stroke and thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation: nationwide cohort study. BMJ 2011; 342:d124. Available here.
Lip GYH, Halperin J, Tse HF. The 2010 European Society of Cardiology Guidelines on the Management of Atrial Fibrillation: An evolution or revolution? [editorial] Chest 2011; 139:738-741. Available here.
Lip GYH. Implications of the CHADS-VASc and HAS-BLED scores for thromboprophylaxis in atrial fibrillation. Am J Med 2011; 124:111-114. Abstract.