The new guidelines are to be welcomed of course but NICE still clings to its Great Contradiction.
"According to a recent study carried out by the Atrial Fibrillation Association, one in three adults is unaware of the high stroke risk caused by AF. The stark truth is that people with AF have a possible five-fold increased risk of stroke." (Professor Mark Baker, Director of the Centre for Clinical Practice at NICE)
"Offer anticoagulation to people with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 2 or above." (NICE Guideline)
One day......ALL those diagnosed with AF will be offered proper protection from stroke. Until then, unless you or your doctor know of sound reasons why you shouldn't, demand Anticoagulation Now!