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Antithrombotic therapy in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: problems and prospects

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Author(s): A.Y. Rychkov | N.Y. Khor'kova | A.A. Bliznyakov

Journal: Racionalʹnaâ Farmakoterapiâ v Kardiologii
ISSN 1819-6446

Volume: 6;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 522;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: atrial fibrillation | stroke prevention | warfarin | antithrombotic therapy.

ABSTRACT
Appropriate use of warfarin is not in routine clinical practice despite convincing data of clinical studies on the possibility of effective reduction in frequency of thromboembolic complications associated with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, particularly ischemic stroke. Confirmation of the efficacy and implementation of measures related to the effect on blood clotting and providing basically new possibilities to reduce the risk of ischemic events expected in the near future.
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