The Global Registry on Long-Term Oral Anti-Thrombotic Treatment in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation compared the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants with warfarin in patients with nonvalvular AF over time.
Design: Prospective, registry
Results: Among the cohort, for stroke prevention, 79.9% received oral anticoagulation (non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants, 47.6%; warfarin, 32.3%), 12.1% received antiplatelet agents and 7.8% received no antithrombotic treatment. In North America, 52.1% of patients received non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants, 26.2% received warfarin, 14% received antiplatelet agents and 7.5% received no antithrombotic treatment. In Europe, the rate of adoption of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants was similar (52.3%). In Asia, it was less (27.7%).
Huisman MV, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2016.11.061.
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Oral anticoagulants underused for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular AF