Minor bleeding not such a big deal in AF
Minor bleeding events, or "nuisance bleeding", in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) on oral anticoagulants is not as big a problem as previously thought, according to results from a US-led trial.
While nuisance bleeding is common among AF patients on oral anticoagulants, the study authors say it is not associated with a higher risk of major bleeding or stroke/systemic embolism.
This suggests its occurrence should not lead to changes in anticoagulation treatment strategies in these patients.
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