9 tips on selecting oral anticoagulants

  1. START anticoagulants based on a systematic assessment of a person’s potential risk of thromboembolism using the CHADS2 score.1,2
  2. Risk factors for bleeding should be identified, as well as patients who need increased clinical monitoring (those with three or more risk factors) using the HAS-BLED tool.3 
  3. People at high risk of bleeding