Consider Lower Doses of Oral Anticoagulation With Aspirin Plus Clopidogrel
Updated guidelines will raise questions about how to manage atrial fib patients on an anticoagulant who also need antiplatelet meds.
Up to 20% of atrial fib patients have a coronary stent...and many heart attack patients have atrial fib. But management is tricky.
These high-risk atrial fib patients often end up on "triple therapy"...an oral anticoagulant to prevent stroke due to atrial fib plus two antiplatelet meds to prevent coronary thrombotic events.