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CHADS2 SCORE1. Congestive cardiac failure (EF < 35%) - 1 point. 2. Hypertension (SBP > 160mmHg or treated hypertension) - 1 point. 3. Age >= 75yr - 1 point. 4. Diabetes - 1 point.5. Stroke (prior stroke or TIA) - 2 points.

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CHADS2 SCORE1. Congestive cardiac failure (EF < 35%) - 1 point. 2. Hypertension (SBP > 160mmHg or treated hypertension) - 1 point. 3. Age >= 75yr - 1 point. 4. Diabetes - 1 point.5. Stroke (prior stroke or TIA) - 2 points.

CHADS2 TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (Gage et al, Selecting patients with AF for anticoagulation: stroke risk stratification in patients taking Aspirin)
1. SCORE 0: Aspirin 75-80mg daily.
2. SCORE 1-2: Aspirin 75-80mg daily OR Warfarin target INR 2-3.
3. SCORE 3-6: Warfarin target INR 2-3.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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