volume 39, issue 32, P2975-2983 2018
DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehy411
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Abstract: AbstractAimsTo determine whether changing patterns of anticoagulant use in atrial fibrillation (AF) have impacted on stroke rates in England.Methods and resultsEnglish national databases, 2006–2016, were interrogated to assess stroke admissions and oral anticoagulant use. The number of patients with known AF increased linearly from 692 054 to 983 254 (prevalence 1.29% vs. 1.71%). Hospital episodes of AF-related stroke/100 000 AF patients increased from 80/week in 2006 to 98/week in 2011 and declined to 86/week…

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