Patients, family members, and health professionals making decisions together about starting blood thinning treatment to prevent stroke in patients with an irregular heart rhythm

Catriona Jennings, Philip Moons, Jeroen Hendriks

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Abstract

This Science for patients refers to ‘Decision aids for shared decision-making and appropriate anticoagulation therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis’ by D. Song et al., Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjcn/zvab085.

This Science for patients is focused on tools to help patients with atrial fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm) and their families together with health professionals to make shared decisions about anticoagulation (blood thinning) therapy to prevent stroke.

The researchers looked for studies on the use of decision aids designed to help patients with atrial fibrillation, also called AF, to make decisions together with health care professionals about whether or not to take anticoagulants (blood thinning medication) to prevent stroke (a blood clot in the brain as a potential complication from AF).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-547
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Irregular heart rhythm
  • Science for patients
  • Decision aids
  • Decision making

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