Education strategy fails to increase anticoagulation in AF

Intervention to inform patients about reducing stroke risk falls short of what's needed, researchers say

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A bid to boost uptake of oral anticoagulant therapy among high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) by reaching out via email to them and their doctors failed to have an impact, a conference has heard.

The intervention of a single educational email might be insufficient, US researchers say after conducting the intervention in a cohort of 47,000 patients eligible for the therapy (CHA₂DS₂-VASc score of ≥2).

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