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Guidance on periprocedural anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation

KEY POINT

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released an expert consensus decision pathway on the periprocedural management of anticoagulation in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) that focused on whether anticoagulation should be interrupted, on whether to bridge with parenteral anticoagulation, and on when to restart anticoagulation after a procedure.