Appropriate antithrombotic therapy use in a hospitalised cohort of atrial fibrillation patients in Western Australia, 2009-2016: Predictors and temporal trends

Rebecca Daisy Hutchens

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

This retrospective cohort study examines trends in antithrombotic therapy use in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) on discharge from hospital in Perth, Western Australia. Between 2009-2016, 11,294 index AF admissions were identified with 86.3% at high risk of stroke (CHA2DS2-VASc≥2 in men and 3 in women). Use of oral anticoagulation (OAC) therapy in high-risk subjects improved over the period, with substantial uptake of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants. However, by 2016 less than half of high-risk patients received appropriate OAC therapy and elderly age and HAS-BLED risk factors remained strong barriers to OAC use.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationMasters
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date29 Dec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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