Atrial fibrillation and thromboprophylaxis in heart failure : The need for patient-centered approaches to address adherence

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Ferguson, Caleb, Inglis, Sally, Newton, Phillip, Middleton, Sandy, Macdonald, Peter and Davidson, Patricia. (2013) Atrial fibrillation and thromboprophylaxis in heart failure : The need for patient-centered approaches to address adherence. Vascular Health and Risk Management. https://doi.org/10.2147/VHRM.S39571
AuthorsFerguson, Caleb, Inglis, Sally, Newton, Phillip, Middleton, Sandy, Macdonald, Peter and Davidson, Patricia
Abstract

Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia in heart failure and a risk factor for stroke. Risk assessment tools can assist clinicians with decision making in the allocation of thromboprophylaxis. This review provides an overview of current validated risk assessment tools for atrial fibrillation and emphasizes the importance of tailoring individual risk and the importance of weighing the benefits of treatment. Further, this review provides details of innovative and patient-centered methods for ensuring optimal adherence to prescribed therapy. Prior to initiating oral anticoagulant therapy, a comprehensive risk assessment should include evaluation of associated cardiogeriatric conditions, potential for adherence to prescribed therapy, frailty, and functional and cognitive ability.

Year2013
JournalVascular Health and Risk Management
ISSN1178-2048
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.2147/VHRM.S39571
Open accessOpen access
Page range3 - 11
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