Older patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are included in the group of patients at high risk for stroke. A multidisciplinary approach to managing AF in older patients can mitigate risk for stroke. Oral anticoagulation is the cornerstone of managing AF. The choice of anticoagulation therapy is complicated and must be individualized, based on a number of factors. European Heart Rhythm Association 2021 guidelines, for example, include non–vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulation (NOACs) and the vitamin K antagonist warfarin to prevent stroke in patients with AF, though NOACs are generally preferred first-line options.
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Cite this: Sandeep K. Goyal. Fast Five Quiz: Anticoagulation in Older Patients With Atrial Fibrillation - Medscape - Mar 09, 2022.