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Decision Aid Summary

Title Atrial fibrillation: Treatment Options to Lower Stroke Risk.
Audience Not for people who have atrial fibrillation because of heart valve problems.
Options included Watch and wait.
Oral anticoagulant: Warfarin, Aspirin.
Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC): Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban, Apixaban, Edoxaban.
Surgery: Left atrial appendage closure (heart device).
Year of last update or review 2019
Format Web, paper, PDF, Online interactive version
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer EBSCO Health
Where was it developed? https://optiongrid.ebsco.com/
EBSCO Health
Health condition Atrial Fibrillation
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
6 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2019-06-26.