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Risk Assessment Reference Guide

The SPAF Academy has produced a handy risk assessment reference guide for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation for healthcare professionals.


Our reference guide features the following content:


  • CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc stroke risk scoring tools: prescribing the right antithrombotic according to risk

  • HAS-BLED: bleeding risk assessment

  • Renal function assessment for the new oral anticoagulants

  • The new QOF indicators for AF for 2012/13.

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You can also calculate a patient’s stroke risk using the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc risk scores with the
SPAF Academy Stroke Risk Calculator. The calculator can be used online, on smartphones or downloaded to your desktop.