The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that doctors should prescribe newer blood-thinning drugs, rather than aspirin, to treat atrial fibrillation in order to decrease the risk of stroke.
Roberts, M. (2014). Aspirin ‘not best’ for preventing strokes. London: BBC Health News, June 18th 2014.
This relates to:
Atrial Fibrillation: NICE Clinical Guideline CG180 Updated (NICE)
Recommendations in the updated guideline include a personalised package of care and information, referral for specialised management, stroke risk-assessment and prevention, rate and rhythm control and management of acute atrial fibrillation.
Atrial fibrillation: the management of atrial fibrillation. NICE clinical guideline 180. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, June 2014.