CHA2DS2-VASc calculations in patients with atrial fibrillation receiving oral anticoagulants in Scotland

Wenjie Zeng, Tanja Mueller, Brian Godman, Samantha Alvarez-Madrazo, Marion Bennie

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Abstract

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have an increased risk of developing stroke, and oral anticoagulants (OACs) are commonly used in stroke prevention. The CHA2DS2-VASc score has been proved to be a simple and effective tool for stroke risk assessment which guides the selection of treatment with OACs. This score is calculated using disease diagnoses; however, a range of different versions exist, making comparability questionable.The aim of this study was to compare CHA2DS2-VASc scores in OAC treated patients with a hospital-confirmed diagnosis of AF in Scotland using different subsets of ICD-10 codes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number267
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Population Data Science
Volume1
Issue number1
Early online date18 Apr 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Apr 2017
EventInternational Population Data Linkage Conference 2016 - Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Aug 201626 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • atrial fibrillation
  • oral anticoagulants
  • Scotland
  • AF
  • stroke

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