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Novel Oral Anticoagulants for Atrial Fibrillation

NOAC for AF Practical Guide

Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy
Atrial Fibrillation

Updated European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants in patients with
non-valvular atrial fibrillation is now available!

Welcome to the page that accompanies the EHRA Practical Guide on the use of novel oral anticoagulant drugs (NOACs) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). This page contains resources that may be of help in your daily practice, like the proposed universal NOAC patient card, links to the AF guideline text and the practical guide itself, and soon also links to a slide set and a key messages booklet of the practical guide. Please note that this is a work in progress. In the future, this page will also contain updates to the published practical guide itself, based on new information that becomes available. Finally, if you have comments or suggestions, please feel free to drop us a line via the feedback form below. We hope that you appreciate the practical guide and web page. We look forward to your feedback!

On behalf of EHRA and the Writing Committee,
Prof. Dr. Hein Heidbuchel

Review in the European Heart Journal | Press release


2015 Practical Guide Documents

Full Guide (pdf) / In EP Europace

2015 Patient cards (downloadable and print ready) (English)

Download A7 / Download A5

To come soon:

Slide set (pdf)

EHJ Executive Summary (pdf) / In the EHJ

Other translated patient cards



Full article (pdf) 

2013 Patient cards in other languages
If you would like to translate the card to a different language, please let us know via the feedback form.

* Not designed for printing on a personal laser printer or inkjet printer, but to be provided to a 'real' printer, who can print recto-verso on a card type of paper. After cutting and folding, you then have a 4-page booklet. We have provided two formats: Update: a smaller, more comfortable size of the card is now available for download. The A7-version will have a folded size of 10.5 by 7.4 cm. Men can put it in their wallets, but the print may be small for some. The A5-version is double the size for improved legibility.

Danish: A7A5

Dutch: A7, A5

French: A7, A5

German: A7, A5

Greek: A7, A5

Hungarian: A7A5

Japanese: A7A5

Portuguese: A7, A5

Russian: A7A5 

Slovak: A7, A5

Spanish: A7, A5

Swedish: A7, A5

Romanian: A7, A5

Croatia: A4, A7, A5

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