Atrial fibrillation (AF)
Imperial College Healthcare Anticoagulation audit example - Retrospective analysis of 5 year stroke data from St Mary's Hospital Register
AFA guidelines - Anticoagulation and bleeding risk - guidelines for medical professionals
NICE Anticoagulation commissioning guide - Support for the local implementation of NICE clinical guidelines through commissioning. A resource to help health professionals in England to commission an effective anticoagulation therapy service for patients.
Drugs used in the management of Atrial Fibrillation - Presentation reviewing the action, uses, effects and side effects of drugs used in the management of AF
GPs best practice: Discussing warfarin therapy with your patients - For GPs to promote best practice locally
NPSA anticoagulation info for GPs - Guidance for GPs to help reduce potential harm to patients
NPSA patient safety alert - Actions that can make anticoagulant therapy safer
NPSA guide to setting up an anticoagulation clinic in primary care - Outlines the decisions and practical steps needed to set up and run a successful anticoagulation clinic in a primary care setting.
Arrhythmia Alliance news release, May 2010 - First warfarin comparison study to enrol 90% of atrial fibrillation patients with high risk of stroke
The future for AF and Anticoagulation - Will new anticoagulation strategies change risk stratification in Atrial Fibrillation?
Self-monitoring of oral anticoagulation: a systematic review and meta-analysis - A systematic review and meta-analysis of all randomised controlled trials that assessed the effects of self-monitoring or self-management (self-testing and self-dosage) of anticoagulation compared with standard monitoring.
Oral Anticoagulation Management in Primary Care With the Use of Computerized Decision Support and Near-Patient Testing - A randomised, controlled trial to test whether oral anticoagulation care can be provided at least as well in primary care through a nurse-led clinic compared with routine hospital management.