Tip of the Week: New evaluation for AF Treatment

HeartHawk
By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2012-03-10 00:05:28 -0600
Started 2012-03-10 00:05:28 -0600

Members dealing with atrial fibrillation can take a new ealuation for determining their need for anti-coagulation therapy. The test is called CHADS2-VASc which is considered by some to be an upgrade to the old CHADS2 scoring system.

You can take the evaluation at

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/546...

Essentially, it determines your stroke risk. The higher the risk the stronger the suggested need for anti-coagulation therapy. More info from Dr. Seth Bilazarian on the evaluation can be found at

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/547...

A new study also suggests that among those evaluated with CHADS2-VASc the newer anti-coagulants may work better than warfarin. More at

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/548...

If you have afib, let us know if your doc used CHADS2-VASc in evaluating your stroke and prescibing an anticoagulant. If not, asl your doc about it and please report back! It could help a lot of us.

HH


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