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Quantifying bleeding risk with HAS-BLEDJul 29, 2011 09:30 EDT
With its practical method of calculation, the HAS-BLED scoring system enables us to quantify the likelihood of major bleeding in anticoagulated patients with atrial fibrillation and aids communication among clinicians and patients.
Do you use the HAS-BLED score? How useful is it for your practice?
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Lip GYH, Frison L, Halperin JL, et al. Comparative validation of a novel risk Score for predicting bleeding risk in anticoagulated patients with atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011; 57:173-180. Available here.
Pisters R, Lane D, Nieuwlaat R et al. A novel user-friendly score (HAS-BLED) to assess 1-Year risk of major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation. The Euro Heart Survey. Chest 2010; 138:1093-1100. Available here.