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Title: Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: the results of the European Heart Rhythm Association Survey
Authors: Vranckx, Pascal
Potpara, Tatjana
Dagres, Nikolaos
Heidbuchel, Hein
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: EUROPACE, 18(7), p. 1113-1116
Abstract: The purpose of this European Heart Rhythm Association survey was to assess the current practice concerning the use of oral anticoagulation in patients with post-operative atrial fibrillation (pre-existing or new-onset). The survey highlights the considerable heterogeneity of the type of anticoagulation, with 25% of the centres never using the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in this setting, as well the timing of oral anticoagulation initiation, the use and dosing of low-molecular-weight heparins, and the duration of anticoagulation when sinus rhythm is restored. One-third of the centres stated that they perceived that the risk of major pericardial bleeding requiring pericardiocentesis was higher when NOACs were used compared with vitamin K antagonists. Overall, the responding centres estimated the incidence of major pericardial haemorrhage to be 2.4%. More data are needed to inform practice guidelines in this field.
Notes: [Vranckx, Pascal; Heidbuchel, Hein] Jessa Hosp, Heart Ctr Hasselt, Stadsomvaart 11, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium. [Potpara, Tatjana] Univ Belgrade, Sch Med, Belgrade, Serbia. [Potpara, Tatjana] Clin Ctr Serbia, Cardiol Clin, Belgrade, Serbia. [Dagres, Nikolaos] Univ Leipzig, Ctr Heart, Dept Electrophysiol, Leipzig, Germany. [Heidbuchel, Hein] Hasselt Univ, Stadsomvaart 11, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium. [Heidbuchel, Hein] Jessa Hosp, Heart Ctr Hasselt, Stadsomvaart 11, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/22597
DOI: 10.1093/europace/euw208
ISI #: 000382056100025
ISSN: 1099-5129
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
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