Published: 22 July 2020
Author(s): Stefano Fumagalli, Giulia Pelagalli, Riccardo Franci Montorzi, Irene Marozzi, Marta Migliorini, Maria Flora D'Andria, Gregory Y.H. Lip, Niccolò Marchionni
Issue: January 2021
Section: Original article

The CHA2DS2-VASc is a clinical score used in everyday clinical practice to evaluate thrombo-embolic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) [1], and the guidelines for the management of AF subjects give recommendations on oral anticoagulant therapy based on this score [2]. Many studies have reported correlations between the CHA2DS2-VASc and several important outcomes in AF patients, such as bleeding [3] and pulmonary embolism [4]. Also, the complications of thrombo-embolic stroke [5] and reduced glomerular filtration rate [6] are related to the CHA2DS2-VASc score.

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