Study finds many AFib patients are not properly assessed for stroke and bleeding risks

In a new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, researchers found that primary care physicians were often under- or over-estimating stroke and/or bleeding risk in patients with atrial fibrillation, in part because they failed to utilize guideline-recommended risk scoring approaches in one-half and three-quarters of their patients, respectively. This, in turn led to under- and over-prescription of oral anticoagulation therapy, misdosing, and other problems that could result in an unnecessarily increased risk of stroke and bleeding events. —> Read More