Simplify the Management of Antithrombotics for Valvular Heart Disease

We're getting questions about anticoagulants in patients with valvular heart disease...due to recent Am Heart Assn guidelines.

Who needs an anticoagulant? Continue to use an anticoagulant for most patients with a prosthetic heart valve.

Keep in mind, valvular heart disease patients who haven't had valve replacement only need anticoagulation if they also have atrial fib.

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