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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR NVAF

The below videos feature Dr. Gary Benson, a Haematologist at the Belfast Trust, and Dr. Martin O’Kane, a GPwSI in Atrial Fibrillation in Ballycastle County Antrim. The videos reflect the expert opinion of Gary Benson in response to frequently asked questions on the management of NVAF.

Dr. O’Kane opens each video with a question which Dr. Benson answers.

Can you explain to us the reason why NOACs are unsuitable for patients with
valvular AF?

reasons why noacs are unsuitable for patients with valvular af

Is it appropriate for GPs to anticoagulate patients with NVAF while waiting for their outpatient echo?

is it appropriate for gps to anticoagulate nvaf patients which waiting for their outpatient echo

What would your guidance be on the appropriate management of patients on warfarin with unstable INRs?

guidance on the appropriate management of patients on warfarin with unstable inrs

Can you explain the difference between an unstable INR and the time in therapeutic range?

the difference between an unstable inr and the time in therapeutic range

What would you, as a haematologist, like to see in the GP review of a patient with NVAF on a NOAC?

what would a haemotologist like to see in the gp review of a non-valvular af patient on a noac
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AF = Atrial Fibrillation   
GPwSI = General Practitioner with a Special Interest   
GP = General Practitioner   
INR = International Normalised Ratio   
NOAC = Non-vitamin K antagonist Oral Anticoagulant   
NVAF = Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation