Does Sex Affect Anticoagulant Use for Stroke Prevention in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation? The Prospective Global Anticoagulant Registry in the FIELD-Atrial Fibrillation


Lip G. Y. H. , Rushton-Smith S. K. , Goldhaber S. Z. , Fitzmaurice D. A. , Mantovani L. G. , Goto S., ...More

CIRCULATION-CARDIOVASCULAR QUALITY AND OUTCOMES, vol.8, no.2, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1161/circoutcomes.114.001556
  • Title of Journal : CIRCULATION-CARDIOVASCULAR QUALITY AND OUTCOMES
  • Keywords: atrial fibrillation, embolism, sex, stroke, women, EURO HEART SURVEY, ISCHEMIC-STROKE, RISK-FACTOR, PREDICTING STROKE, FEMALE SEX, WOMEN, THERAPY, THROMBOEMBOLISM, STRATIFICATION, SCHEMES

Abstract

Background-Among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), women are at higher risk of stroke than men. Using prospective cohort data from a large global population of patients with nonvalvular AF, we sought to identify any differences in the use of anticoagulants for stroke prevention in women and men.