Traumatic events involving elderly patients treated with anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation: the downside of stroke prevention

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Alessandro Riccardi *
Pierangela Minuto
Maria Ghinatti
Grazia Guiddo
Alessandro Calvia
Roberto Lerza
(*) Corresponding Author:
Alessandro Riccardi | a.riccardi@asl2.liguria.it

Abstract

A group of oral anticoagulant-treated patients affected by permanent atrial fibrillation was evaluated after their access to the emergency room as a result of a traumatic accident. In these patients, the re-evaluation of their risk of thromboembolism and bleeding was performed together with the evaluation of their risk of falling and institutionalization. Results show that the emergency department identifies a cohort of very elderly frail patients, who should be carefully reconsidered for anticoagulant therapy after a traumatic event.

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