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Atrial Fibrillation: Patient-Centered Care and Anticoagulation


Michael A. Chen, MD, PHD

Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology

Harborview Medical Center

University of Washington

School of Medicine
University of Washington


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Estimate the risks and benefits of anticoagulation in older adults with atrial fibrillation.
  • List the risks and benefits of various agents for anticoagulation.
  • Describe the impact of comorbidities in the management of older adults with atrial fibrillation.

[From the Winter 2018 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]

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