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Stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation: disease burden and unmet medical needs.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Ciervo, CA; Granger, CB; Schaller, FA
Published in: J Am Osteopath Assoc
September 2012

The incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF), as well as the related morbidity and mortality, is increasing in step with the aging of the US population. Frequently, AF leads to untoward outcomes, including a 5-fold increased risk of stroke, hospitalization, impaired quality of life, and decreased work productivity. Therapeutic decision making for patients with AF at risk for stroke is a process that varies from one physician to the next. This lack of consistency in care is compounded by disrupted communication among caregivers coupled with barriers to health care resources. Improved application of evidence-based treatment guidelines for the diagnosis, staging, and tracking of AF-associated stroke is needed, especially because patients with AF are at high risk. In addition to affecting practice guidelines, the latest anticoagulants are poised to change the standard of care for preventing stroke in patients with AF. These novel agents, with their greater safety and ease of administration, have the potential to improve treatment outcomes.

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Published In

J Am Osteopath Assoc

EISSN

1945-1997

Publication Date

September 2012

Volume

112

Issue

9 Suppl 2

Start / End Page

eS2 / eS8

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Stroke
  • Risk Assessment
  • Osteopathic Physicians
  • Humans
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • 4208 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
  • 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
 

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Ciervo, C. A., Granger, C. B., & Schaller, F. A. (2012). Stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation: disease burden and unmet medical needs. J Am Osteopath Assoc, 112(9 Suppl 2), eS2–eS8.
Ciervo, Carman A., Christopher B. Granger, and Frederick A. Schaller. “Stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation: disease burden and unmet medical needs.J Am Osteopath Assoc 112, no. 9 Suppl 2 (September 2012): eS2–8.
Ciervo CA, Granger CB, Schaller FA. Stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation: disease burden and unmet medical needs. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 Sep;112(9 Suppl 2):eS2–8.
Ciervo, Carman A., et al. “Stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation: disease burden and unmet medical needs.J Am Osteopath Assoc, vol. 112, no. 9 Suppl 2, Sept. 2012, pp. eS2–8.
Ciervo CA, Granger CB, Schaller FA. Stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation: disease burden and unmet medical needs. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 Sep;112(9 Suppl 2):eS2–eS8.

Published In

J Am Osteopath Assoc

EISSN

1945-1997

Publication Date

September 2012

Volume

112

Issue

9 Suppl 2

Start / End Page

eS2 / eS8

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Stroke
  • Risk Assessment
  • Osteopathic Physicians
  • Humans
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • 4208 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
  • 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences