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Review Article

Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Specific Considerations for the Old Age

Table 1

Stroke risk assessment in nonvalvular AF: CHA2DS2-VASc [23]. For a CHA2DS2-VASc score > 1, such patients are high risk, and oral anticoagulation is recommended; for a CHA2DS2-VASc = 1, either oral anticoagulation or apirin 75 to 325 mg daily is recommended, but oral anticoagulation is preferred rather than aspirin; for a CHA2DS2-VASc = 0, either aspirin 75 to 325 mg daily or no antithrombotic treatment can be used, but no antithrombotic therapy is preferred.

Risk factorsScore

Congestive heart failure/LV dysfunction1
Age ≥ 75 years2
Diabetes mellitus1
Vascular disease (prior MI, PAD, or aortic plaque)1
Age 65–74 years1
Sex category (i.e., female sex)1

Maximum score9

TIA: transient ischemic attack; TE: thromboembolic event.

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