North American Thrombosis Forum, AF Action Initiative Consensus Document.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The North American Thrombosis Forum Atrial Fibrillation Action Initiative consensus document is a comprehensive yet practical briefing document focusing on stroke and bleeding risk assessment in patients with atrial fibrillation, as well as recommendations regarding anticoagulation options and management. Despite the breadth of clinical trial data and guideline recommendation updates, many clinicians continue to struggle to synthesize the disparate information available. This problem slows the uptake and utilization of updated risk prediction tools and adoption of new oral anticoagulants. This document serves as a practical and educational reference for the entire medical community involved in the care of patients with atrial fibrillation.

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Cited Authors

  • Ruff, CT; Ansell, JE; Becker, RC; Benjamin, EJ; Deicicchi, DJ; Mark Estes, NA; Ezekowitz, MD; Fanikos, J; Fareed, J; Garcia, D; Giugliano, RP; Goldhaber, SZ; Granger, C; Healey, JS; Hull, R; Hylek, EM; Libby, P; Lopes, RD; Mahaffey, KW; Mega, J; Piazza, G; Sasahara, AA; Sorond, FA; Spyropoulos, AC; Walenga, JM; Weitz, JI

Published Date

  • May 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 129 / 5 Suppl

Start / End Page

  • S1 - S29

PubMed ID

  • 27126598

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1555-7162

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.02.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States