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Management of Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Bleeding on Oral Anticoagulation Therapy-Role of Left Atrial Appendage Closure, Octreotide and More


Background; Bleeding complications especially gastrointestinal bleeding remains a major challenge associated with oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) and often leads clinicians to withdraw oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) . This exposespatients to risk of stroke and systemic thromboembolism (STE). Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have proved no better when it comes to bleeding events and in fact studies have shown that overall NOACs are associated with higher incidence of gastrointestinal (GI)bleeding compared to warfarin [4].

Credits: Tawseef Dar1 MD, Bharat Yarlagadda MD1, James Vacek MD, Buddhadeb Dawn MD, FACC, FAHA, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy1MD, FACC, FHRS



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