PERFECT

Better treatment for people with AF

Even when people with AF are correctly diagnosed and treatment initiated, strokes still can, and do, occur.

This is often due to poor quality of anticoagulation, incorrect dosing, or poor adherence to treatment. Patients supported in the correct use of anticoagulation treatment have less risk of adverse events such as bleeding.

A high quality anticoagulation service allows people with AF to be supported with their choice of anticoagulation, to self-monitor their INR if on Warfarin, and provides education on access and adherence to treatment.

The resources in this section will help you review and improve your anticoagulation service.

Featured Resources

NICE – Patient Decision Aid

Atrial fibrillation: medicines to help reduce your risk of a stroke – what are the options? This information is intended to help ... read more

London Stroke Clinical Network Checklist Link

The London Stroke Clinical Network has produced a checklist for excellence in anticoagulation which can be used to benchmark your service. read more

Self-monitoring of INR in Warfarin management of patients with Atrial Fibrillation

The aim of this evaluation was to determine the effectiveness, acceptability and practicalities of the introduction of a read more

Innovation Agency Case Study – Warfarin Patients Self-Monitoring

Patients in East Lancashire are using technology and an app to monitor their atrial fibrillation (AF) at home. Around 200 people are ... read more

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