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Titolo:
Anticoagulant treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation in primary health care
Autore:
Viitaniemi, M; Eskola, K; Kurunmaki, H; Latva-Nevala, A; Wallin, AM; Paloneva, M; Virjo, I; Ylinen, S; Ohman, S; Isokoski, M;
Indirizzi:
Ctr Hlth, FIN-60220 Seinajoki, Finland Ctr Hlth Seinajoki Finland FIN-60220 Hlth, FIN-60220 Seinajoki, Finland Univ Tampere, Dept Gen Practice, FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland Univ Tampere Tampere Finland FIN-33101 ctice, FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland Ctr Hlth, Kurikka, Finland Ctr Hlth Kurikka FinlandCtr Hlth, Kurikka, Finland Ctr Hlth, Oravainen, Finland Ctr Hlth Oravainen FinlandCtr Hlth, Oravainen, Finland Ctr Hlth, Vaasa, Finland Ctr Hlth Vaasa FinlandCtr Hlth, Vaasa, Finland Ctr Hlth, Ahtari, Finland Ctr Hlth Ahtari FinlandCtr Hlth, Ahtari, Finland Univ Tampere, Tampere Sch Publ Hlth, FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland Univ Tampere Tampere Finland FIN-33101 Hlth, FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland
Titolo Testata:
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
fascicolo: 1, volume: 17, anno: 1999,
pagine: 59 - 63
SICI:
0281-3432(199903)17:1<59:ATOPWA>2.0.ZU;2-O
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
PREVENTION; WARFARIN; STROKE;
Keywords:
anticoagulant treatment; atrial fibrillation; Finland; warfarin; prevalence; primary health care; quality assurance; complications;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
20
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Viitaniemi, M Ctr Hlth, FIN-60220 Seinajoki, Finland Ctr Hlth Seinajoki Finland FIN-60220 20 Seinajoki, Finland
Citazione:
M. Viitaniemi et al., "Anticoagulant treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation in primary health care", SC J PRIM H, 17(1), 1999, pp. 59-63

Abstract

Objective - To determine the prevalence of anticoagulant (AC) treatment ofpatients with atrial fibrillation in primary health care. To identify complications in the same patients during 1 year. Design - Cross-sectional study and I-year follow-up. Setting - Seven health centres with a total population of 164093. Subjects - Five hundred and twenty-two anticoagulated patients with atrialfibrillation. Results - The age-adjusted prevalence of AC treated patients with atrial fibrillation was 0.30%. Of the 522 patients, 240 were men, mean age 69.6 years; and 282 women, mean age 75.1 years. At the beginning of the study 85% and after 1 year 81% of the latest prothrombin time values were within recommended range. After 1 year 414 out of the 522 patients continued AC treatment. During the 1-year follow-up 62 patients had minor or major complications. Eleven patients (2.1%) had to discontinue AC treatment because of complications. Prothrombin tests were mainly taken at 3-4 week intervals. Conclusion - High quality AC treatment is possible in the hands of generalpractitioners.

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