Why resolved AF is still a problem

International guidelines should be updated, say experts

Patients with atrial fibrillation should keep using oral anticoagulants, even when their AF has resolved, a BMJ paper concludes.

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That’s because these patients are still at risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), according to the authors of a recent study.

The UK study compared 11,000 patients with resolved atrial fibrillation, 15,000 with resolved AF and 22,000 with no history of AF. 

Patients with a diagnosis of resolved AF had lower rates of stroke or TIA than