Does Sex Affect Anticoagulant Use for Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation? The Prospective Global Anticoagulant Registry in the FIELD-Atrial Fibrillation


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Lip G. Y. H., Rushton-Smith S. K., Goldhaber S. Z., Fitzmaurice D. A., Mantovani L. G., Goto S., ...More

CIRCULATION-CARDIOVASCULAR QUALITY AND OUTCOMES, vol.8, no.2, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/circoutcomes.114.001556
  • Journal Name: CIRCULATION-CARDIOVASCULAR QUALITY AND OUTCOMES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: atrial fibrillation, embolism, sex, stroke, women, EURO HEART SURVEY, ISCHEMIC-STROKE, RISK-FACTOR, PREDICTING STROKE, FEMALE SEX, WOMEN, THERAPY, THROMBOEMBOLISM, STRATIFICATION, SCHEMES
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Background-Among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), women are at higher risk of stroke than men. Using prospective cohort data from a large global population of patients with nonvalvular AF, we sought to identify any differences in the use of anticoagulants for stroke prevention in women and men.