Antithrombotic management of atrial fibrillation patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome and/or undergoing coronary stenting: executive summary--a Consensus Document of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Thrombosis, endorsed by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI)

Eur Heart J. 2010 Jun;31(11):1311-8. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehq117. Epub 2010 May 6.


There remains uncertainty over optimal antithrombotic management strategy for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) presenting with an acute coronary syndrome and/or undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention/stenting. Clinicians need to balance the risk of stroke and thromboembolism against the risk of recurrent cardiac ischaemia and/or stent thrombosis and the risk of bleeding. The full consensus document comprehensively reviews the published evidence and presents a consensus statement on a 'best practice' antithrombotic therapy guideline for the management of antithrombotic therapy in such AF patients. This executive summary highlights the main recommendations from the consensus document.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome / therapy*
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / methods*
  • Atrial Fibrillation / drug therapy*
  • Europe
  • Fibrinolytic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Graft Occlusion, Vascular / prevention & control
  • Hemorrhage / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors
  • Stents*
  • Stroke / prevention & control
  • Thromboembolism / prevention & control


  • Fibrinolytic Agents