Anticoagulation guidelines

Update your knowledge about the latest guidance on the use of anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation.

The other sections in the Learning Zone summarise the evidence that AF is common, an important cause of stroke and that most AF patients should receive anticoagulants.5 Emerging evidence also suggests that DOAC could have an important role in stroke prevention in people presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), including those undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). This section summarises the latest guidance from Europe and the USA regarding the use of anticoagulants to prevent stroke and systemic embolism in patients with AF.5,37

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