Get to know the non-Vitamin K oral anticoagulants, as The Curbsiders discuss these novel medications and other changes associated with the updated 2016 CHEST guidelines for anticoagulation.
A great starting point for learning the NOACs
An indepth review article and summary of the new oral anticoagulants
Updated CHEST guidelines 2016
The original HAS-BLED article
A novel user-friendly score (HAS-BLED) to assess 1-year risk of major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation: the Euro Heart Survey. Chest. 2010 Nov;138(5):1093-100. doi: 10.1378/chest.10-0134. Epub 2010 Mar 18.
A few articles that tell us bleeding related to falls are overestimated by physicians
Stroke and major bleeding risk in elderly patients aged ≥75 years with atrial fibrillation: the Loire Valley atrial fibrillation project. Stroke. 2015 Jan;46(1):143-50. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.007199. Epub 2014 Nov 25.
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