TO KNOW ABOUT THE CARDIOVASCULAR COMPLICATIONS IN WITH NON VALVULAR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION PATIENTS ON LONG TERM FOLLOW UP
Keywords:cardiovascular, non valvular atrial & fibrillation
Background & Method: This was an observational study of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation conducted at Amaltas Institute of Medical Sciences, Dewas. All 50 patients presenting to the outpatient/inpatient services of Department of Medicine and Cardiology with a diagnosis of non valvular atrial fibrillation, either chronic or paroxysmal.
Result: During the course of study, 2 patients (2%) developed ischemic stroke, 12 (12%) patients were hospitalized for heart failure, 12 (12%) patients died and minor bleeding occurred in 3 (3%) patients while no patient had any major bleeding.
Conclusion: No major bleeding complication occurred during study period. However, three episodes of minor bleeding occurred giving an event rate 2% per year. All the minor bleeding episodes occurred in patients taking combined warfarin and antiplatelet.
Keywords: cardiovascular, non valvular atrial & fibrillation
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