Assessment of Awareness Levels About Anticoagulants in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Presenting to Emergency Department


AKMAN C. , KIRILMAZ B. , Balci S., AKŞİT E. , YURTSEVEN E. , DUYGU A.

CUREUS, vol.13, no.1, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.7759/cureus.12963
  • Title of Journal : CUREUS

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a rhythm disorder observed mostly amongst adults. AF has been regarded as one of the most important medical problems because it leads to thromboembolism and paralysis risks. Although warfarin has been used in the past to cope with this health problem, new oral anticoagulant medicines have replaced it in the last few years. The new oral anticoagulants, namely, dabigatran etexilate, rivaroxaban, and apixaban, are currently being used in daily clinical practice and treatment guidelines. Since AF patients are supposed to receive long-term oral anticoagulant therapy, it is extremely important to provide them with accurate information and appropriate training regarding the treatment to decrease oncoming complications.