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*Oral anticoagulant option include: Warfarin (Class I, Level B), Dabigatran (Class I, Level B), Apixaban (Class I, level B) and Edoxaban (Class I, Level B).3
†Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban, Apixaban and Edoxaban.3
AF: atrial fibrillation; AHA: American Heart Association; ASA: American Society of Anesthesiologists; CHA2DS2-VASc: congestive heart failure, hypertension, aged ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus, prior stroke or transient ischemic attack or thromboembolism, vascular disease, aged 65-74 years, sex category; CKD: chronic kidney disease; ESC: European Society of Cardiology; EHRA: European Heart Rhythm Association; GI: gastrointestinal; ICER: Institute for Clinical and Economic Review; NICE: National Institute of Health and Care Excellence; NOACs: nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants; QALY: quality-adjusted life year; VTE: venous thromboembolism; VKA: vitamin K antagonist.
References: 1. Eliquis 2.5 mg/ 5 mg Egyptian Drug Authority approved leaflet 17/08/2022. Revision Date: February 2022. 2. Granger CB, Alexander JH, McMurray JJ, et al. Apixaban versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation. N Engl J Med. 2011;365(11):981-992. 3. January CT, Wann LS, Calkins H, et al. 2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. J Am Coll Cardiol. 019(19):S0735-1097. 4. Steffel J, Verhamme P, Potpara TS, et al. The 2018 European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation. Eur Heart
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