If you’ve bought a copy of Sabatine’s Pocket Medicine in the last few weeks with the ISBN (the number just above the barcode on the back cover) 9781451182378, the publishers have discovered an error on page 1-36. The corrected page should read as follows;
Oral anticoagulation (Chest 2012;141:e531S; EHJ 2012;33:2719; Circ 2013;127:1916)
· All valvular AF as stroke risk very high
· Nonvalv. AF: stroke risk ~4.5%/y; anticoag ® 68% ¯ stroke; use a risk score to guide Rx:
CHADS2: CHF (1 point), HTN (1), Age ?75 y (1), DM (1), prior Stroke/TIA (2)
CHA2DS2-VASc: adds 65–74 y (1) ?75 y (2), vasc dis. [MI, Ao plaque, or PAD (1)]; ? (1)
score ³2 ® anticoag; score 1 ® consider anticoag or ASA (? latter reasonable if risk factor age 65-74 y, vasc dis. or ?); antithrombotic Rx even if rhythm control [SCORE CORRECTED]
· Rx options: factor Xa or direct thrombin inhib (non-valv only; no monitoring required) or
warfarin (INR 2-3; w/ UFH bridge if high risk of stroke); if Pt refuses anticoag, consider
ASA + clopi or, even less effective, ASA alone (NEJM 2009;360:2066)
Please make note of this correction in your copy Pocket Medicine, or to be certain you have the ‘correct’ correction, you can download a PDF of page 1-36 directly from www.lww.com/PocketMedicine.
If your copy has the ISBN 9781451193787, it will be correct.
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