PRACTITIONER 2009;253(1722):8

Older AF patients have the most to gain from anticoagulation

01 Oct 2009Pais-up subscribers

This study further reinforces the message that age should not be a barrier to warfarin use and that older patients have the most to gain from anticoagulation. It also shows that the CHADS2 scoring system is not only simple to apply but an accurate predictor of stroke risk. However, not all elderly patients will be candidates for warfarin and it is still important to make a clinical judgment as to the risks and benefits in each individual patient. 

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