Primary Care Reports – April 1, 2023
April 1, 2023
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Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: A Review of the Past, Present, and Future
Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation is a highly prevalent cardiac arrhythmia in the United States and often can be complicated by a thromboembolic phenomenon, the most concerning of which is stroke. This article reviews the current evidence for the use of various anticoagulants, surgical techniques, and the left atrial appendage occlusion devices currently available for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.