Switch From Aspirin to Blood-Thinning Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation (BBC News / NICE)

Summary

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.

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Reference

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.

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Reference

Atrial fibrillation: the management of atrial fibrillation. NICE clinical guideline 180. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, June 2014.

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