Trends in the management of atrial fibrillation: A neurologist's perspective
Cardiac embolism, primarily from atrial fibrillation (AF), is implicated in a quarter of all ischemic strokes. In the setting of AF, contraindications to traditional therapies can create a clinical dilemma when choosing an agent for secondary stroke prophylaxis. Newer horizons in the medical and surgical management of AF have helped us choose from a wide variety of available therapies, the best possible management. In this article, we review the current trends in AF management including newer oral anticoagulants as well as surgical devices from a neurologist's view.
Anticoagulation, atrial fibrillation, atriclip, reversal of anticoagulation
Journal of cardiovascular disease research
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Hedna, Vishnumurthy Shushrutha; Favilla, Christopher G.; Guerrero, Waldo R.; Patel, Akhil; Gottipati, Amareshwari; Bidari, Sharathchandra; Beaver, Thomas; and Waters, Michael F., "Trends in the management of atrial fibrillation: A neurologist's perspective" (2012). Translational Neuroscience. 1348.