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Letters Atrial fibrillation guidelines

Don’t forget HASBLED score

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 24 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3205
  1. Simon B L Claridge, CMT 2 doctor1,
  2. Gajen S Kanaganayagam, CMT 2 doctor1,
  3. Tushar Kotecha, CMT 2 doctor1
  1. 1Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Trust, London, UK
  1. simonclaridge{at}

Anticoagulation in atrial fibrilllation is a key priority.1 As junior doctors working in both general medicine and cardiology, we have found the CHA2DS2-VASc system no more onerous than its predecessor, CHADS2. The scoring system and the new guidelines also help in what …

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