Do Not Do Recommendation

 
Do not routinely perform TTE (transthoracic echocardiography) solely for the purpose of further stroke risk stratification in people with atrial fibrillation for whom the need to initiate anticoagulation therapy has already been agreed on appropriate clinical criteria (see section 1.4 Assessment of stroke and bleeding risks and section 1.5 Interventions to prevent stroke).

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:
Do not routinely perform TTE (transthoracic echocardiography) solely for the purpose of further stroke risk stratification in people with atrial fibrillation for whom the need to initiate anticoagulation therapy has already been agreed on appropriate clinical criteria (see section 1.4 Assessment of stroke and bleeding risks and section 1.5 Interventions to prevent stroke).
Interventions:
TTE (transthoracic echocardiography)

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Atrial fibrillation: the management of atrial fibrillation (CG180)
Published date:
June 2014
Paragraph number:
1.1.5
Page number:
11

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