What is the bleeding risk of anticoagulants prescribed upon hospital discharge for atrial fibrillation (Afib) (AF)?

Updated: Nov 18, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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A large cohort study in Denmark compared the bleeding risk of anticoagulants prescribed upon hospital discharge for AF: During mean follow-up (3.3 years), 11.4% of patients experienced a nonfatal or fatal bleeding episode. [101] The highest incidence for bleeding was observed for dual therapy with warfarin and clopidogrel and for triple therapy with warfarin, aspirin, and clopidogrel (3-fold higher risk) compared with single agent use. [101]


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