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Which NVAF patients are candidates for NOACs?. Good candidates Have NVAF and meet CHADS2 criteria for anticoagulation AND ≥1 of the following Poor INR control in spite of good compliance with warfarin Unusual difficulty with regular INR checks True warfarin allergy

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which nvaf patients are candidates for noacs
Which NVAF patients are candidates for NOACs?
  • Good candidates
    • Have NVAF and meet CHADS2 criteria for anticoagulation AND ≥1 of the following
      • Poor INR control in spite of good compliance with warfarin
      • Unusual difficulty with regular INR checks
      • True warfarin allergy
      • Understand disadvantages and are willing to trade them for convenience of no lab monitoring
  • Less compelling candidates
    • Have indications other than NVAF for anticoagulation or an unacceptable risk-benefit ratio for warfarin use
    • Are stable on warfarin with TTR > 72%
    • Have CrCl < 30 ml/min
    • Have poor INR control due to poor compliance
    • Age ≥ 75 yoa?
    • History of cardiac disease?
    • History of GI bleed?
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