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Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology

Atrial fibrillation is a significant risk factor for the development of embolic stroke. An important part of managing a patient with atrial fibrillation is the decision to prescribe long-term anticoagulation to prevent the development of stroke.
In a 1-2 page paper, explore the decision making process related to deciding if and when to commence chronic anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation. Discuss potential risk factors and any other important considerations associated with chronic anticoagulation.
Your paper should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins, 12 point “Times New Roman” font, and correctly follow APA formatting. Your thoughts and ideas should be supported by at least one scholarly research article on the topic. Please note all written assignments should contain in-text citations in accordance with APA format. A title and reference paper should be included as well. Save your assignment with the file name “Wk5Assign_YourLastName” as a Microsoft Word document and submit through the associated assignment link.
You will again have 2 assignments this week:
1. Journal—a patient wishes to stop smoking. He is inquiring about e-cigs; how will you guide him?? This topic has gained a lot of attention in recent times. What do you recommend??
2. Writing assignment–anticoagulation plays a role when treating patients with atrial fib which is the most common condition leading to ischemic stroke. How do you decide when to tx?? What to tx with?? You will explore that topic by reviewing the latest research….CHAD, CHAD-2 scoring, etc.

Last Updated on February 15, 2018

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