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Novel Oral Anticoagulants for Atrial Fibrillation

NOAC for AF Practical Guide

Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy
Atrial Fibrillation

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. If you have comments or suggestions, please submit them via the feedback form below. We hope that you appreciate the practical guide and web page and look forward to your feedback!

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


2015 Practical Guide Documents

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!

Full Guide (pdf) / In EP Europace

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

Download A7 / Download A5

EHJ Executive Summary (pdf) / In the EHJ

Slide set (pdf)

Coming soon:  Other translated patient cards

2013 version of the guide:  Full article (pdf) 


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.


Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines


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