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Anticoagulation Therapy for Stroke Prevention

AF treatment

Read time: 60 mins
Last updated:24th Nov 2021
Published:24th Nov 2021

Individualising atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment helps optimise symptomatic outcomes and reduce stroke risk. Join Professors Robert Story and Renato Lopes to find out more on:

  • The importance of patient consideration in treatment planning
  • The treatment options for atrial fibrillation
  • How the unmet needs in AF are being addressed

Treatment goals in atrial fibrillation

After a patient is diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF), the ideal treatment goals include:

  • Restoring the heart to a normal rhythm (called rhythm control)
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Preventing blood clots using anticoagulants

The ‘A’ in the ABC approach to patient management for atrial fibrillation (AF) refers to ‘avoiding stroke with anticoagulation’. Most AF patients, other than those at very low stroke risk, should receive anticoagulants.

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Heart rate control in atrial fibrillation

Heart rate control is only suitable for some atrial fibrillation (AF) patients; this section suggests when heart rate control may be appropriate.

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Electrical cardioversion in atrial fibrillation

Electrical cardioversion is a cornerstone of atrial fibrillation (AF) care, but patients still need effective anticoagulation and pretreatment. 

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Pharmacological cardioversion in atrial fibrillation

Find out which patients may be more suitable for pharmacological than electrical cardioversion.

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Invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation

Invasive treatments offer an option when drugs are contraindicated, poorly tolerated or not fully effective.

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References

  1. Hindricks G, Potpara T, Dagres N, Arbelo E, Bax JJ, Blomström-Lundqvist C, et al. 2020 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS): The Task Force for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Developed with the special contribution of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the ESC. European Heart Journal. 2021;42(5):373–498.
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