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Should we prescribe novel anticoagulants or warfarin as first line agents for stroke prevention in AF?May 6, 2012 13:25 EDT
It's been hotly debated on the pages of Circulation (and beyond). How has your approach to stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation changed with the advent of new oral anticoagulants?
Granger CB, Armaganigan LV. Newer oral anticoagulants should be used as first-line agents to prevent thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation and risk factors for stroke or thromboembolism. Circulation 2012; 125:159-164. Available here.
Ansell J. Newer oral anticoagulants should not be used as first-line agents to prevent thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation. Circulation 2012; 125:165-170. Available here.