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NATIONAL Stroke Foundation clinical council member Associate Professor Timothy Kleinig said the release of the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) draft guidelines on atrial fibrillation (PD 11 Jun) would help focus people’s attention on the fact that most patients with AF should be anticoagulated with warfarin or one of the novel oral anticoagulants but said NICE guidelines were not necessarily accepted worldwide; for the new oral anticoagulants, the recommendation would not affect Australia, as the country was guided by Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme prescribing criteria, based on the CHADS2 score.
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