Regarding the management of an elderly patient with atrial fibrillation

O. M. Bilovol, I. I. Knyazkova
2021 Medicine of Ukraine  
The increase in the proportion of elderly people observed in the population is accompanied by an increase in the prevalence of age-related diseases, including atrial fibrillation. In the treatment of such patients it is necessary to discuss the feasibility of prescribing anticoagulants to prevent ischemic stroke and systemic thromboembolism. The article presents scales that are used to assess the risk of thromboembolic complications and the risk of bleeding. The parameters that should be taken
more » ... nto account when prescribing oral anticoagulants to elderly patients are determined, the principles of bleeding risk management are given. The listed risk factors for bleeding, which are modified, potentially modified and not modified. Attention is paid to the description of specific antidotes to oral anticoagulants, the use of which has expanded in recent years, so many health professionals should know the main pharmacological effects of these drugs, be able to assess their anticoagulant effect in critical conditions and optimally cancel if necessary.
doi:10.37987/1997-9894.2021.8(254).245797 fatcat:fh65ijp6wbhjzoasfynuqvbnri