Thousands of strokes and deaths due to atrial fibrillation could be prevented each year by ensuring patients receive effective anticoagulant drugs, according to updated guidance from NICE.
NICE has endorsed a new decision support tool that aims to help healthcare professionals and people with atrial fibrillation (AF) make informed decisions about the most appropriate treatments.
Adults with atrial fibrillation (AF) should be prescribed newer medications instead of aspirin for the prevention of stroke, says NICE.
Cardiac rehabilitation should be offered as soon as possible to people who have had an myocardial infarction (MI) to help them get back to everyday life as quickly as possible, says NICE.
Offering patients anticoagulants could help prevent thousands of strokes and premature deaths from atrial fibrillation (AF), according to NICE.
A new device that allows GPs and practice nurses to detect pulse irregularities and pick up cases of atrial fibrillation whilst measuring blood pressure has been recommended by NICE.