Table 3

Recommendation for Combining Anticoagulant With Antiplatelet Therapy

2011 Focused Update RecommendationComments
Class IIb
  • 1. The addition of clopidogrel to aspirin (ASA) to reduce the risk of major vascular events, including stroke, might be considered in patients with AF in whom oral anticoagulation with warfarin is considered unsuitable due to patient preference or the physician's assessment of the patient's ability to safely sustain anticoagulation (10). (Level of Evidence: B)

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