Reviews

Primary and secondary prevention of thromboembolic events in atrial fibrillation

O.I. Dyadyk1, L.S. Kholopov1, O.V. Shchukina1, N.O. Prokopenko2, O.Y. Zaitseva1, K.I. Chernyaeva1,2

1 M. Gorky Donetsk National Medical University, Ukraine

2 Central City Clinical Hospital N 1, Donetsk, Ukraine

   Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common problem, with an incidence that increases progressively with age. The most serious common complication of AF is arterial thromboembolism, and the most clinically evident embolic event is ischemic stroke. Current views on the primary and secondary prevention of thromboembolic complications (TEC) in patients with non-valvular AF are discussed. The authors have used Ukrainian and foreign scientific medical periodicals as well as monographs dedicated to TEC in AF. The most authoritative sources have been selected for this work, including contemporary guidelines of medical associations. Particular attention has been paid to the original papers containing the results of studies and meta-analysis, which are fundamental for current management of patients with AF, especially for TEC prevention.

Кey words:  atrial fibrillation, thromboembolic complications.

 

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