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Call to Action to All Stakeholders Managing Elderly AFib Patients

Published March 25, 2015

On October 16, 2014 the Alliance for Aging Research convened a symposium with representatives from federal agencies, patient advocacy groups, and medical professional societies to discuss those factors leading to the undertreatment of elderly AFib patients and to identify gaps in current clinical practice, outreach, education, research, and policy. Symposium participants concluded that an integrated, national effort is needed to promote adoption of best practices, develop alternative reimbursement models, expand patient and caregiver education on stroke risk and treatment, leverage existing initiatives, and address gaps in research on stroke and bleeding in AFib.

Read the full whitepaper to see the complete set of recommendations.