II. Criteria

  1. Score 1 point: Congestive Heart Failure
  2. Score 1 point: Hypertension
  3. Score 2 points: Age 75 years old and older
  4. Score 1 point: Diabetes Mellitus
  5. Score 2 points: Stroke
  6. Score 1 point: Vascular disease
  7. Score 1 point: Age 65 years old and older
  8. Score 1 point: Sex-Category = Female

III. Interpretation: Score 0 to 9 points

  1. Score 0 points
    1. No therapy (preferred) OR
    2. Aspirin
  2. Score 1 point
    1. Oral Anticoagulation (preferred) OR
    2. Aspirin
  3. Score 2 points or more
    1. Oral Anticoagulation

IV. Efficacy

  1. More accurate than CHADS2 Score at identifying a cohort of Atrial Fibrillation patients who could benefit from oral Anticoagulation
  2. Includes more risk factors in the mnemonic than CHADS2

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