A Pint of Sweat Will Save a Gallon of Blood: A Call for Randomized Trials of Anticoagulation in End Stage Renal Disease
Approximately 430,000 patients were receiving maintenance dialysis in the United States in 20111. Compared to the general population, atrial fibrillation is far more common2 and associated with a much higher risk of stroke in the dialysis population3. Thus, there is an important need to define and apply strategies to reduce stroke in patients receiving dialysis with atrial fibrillation.
- Received December 30, 2013.
- Accepted December 30, 2013.