Title

Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: Update on Target-Specific Oral Anticoagulants

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

J Contin Educ Nurs

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in adults, and the risk for stroke is increased five-fold. Efforts should be made to educate health care providers to understand the importance of using risk stratification tools. New oral anticoagulants are available for thromboembolic stroke prevention, and knowledge of their clinical indications and use is essential.

Volume Number

46

Issue Number

4

Pages

152-154

Document Type

Article

Status

Northwell Researcher

Facility

Northwell Health

Primary Department

Cardiology

PMID

25856447

DOI

10.3928/00220124-20150320-12