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Uptake of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anti coagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation – a prospective cohort study
Swiss Medical Weekly
AIMS: We aimed to assess the uptake of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) among patients with atrial fibrillation between 2010 and 2015 in Switzerland. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational cohort study. At the baseline examination and during yearly follow-ups, we used questionnaires to obtain information about clinical characteristics and antithrombotic treatment. Stroke risk was assessed using the CHA2DS2-VASc score. RESULTS: 1545 patients were enrolled acrossdoi:10.4414/smw.2017.14410 pmid:28322423 fatcat:v2xhfhrcdfbbxkjegmbkl7mn2u