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How to Manage Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Prior Intracranial Hemorrhage

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Patients with AF and prior ICH should undergo warfarin anticoagulation if they have valvular AF or non-valvular AF and a CHADS2-VASc score of 6 or more. On the other hand, patients with AF, diabetes and vascular disease but have a CHADS2-VASc score of 5 or less should probably have no antithrombotic therapy due to a high risk of recurrent ICH.