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Starting anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation in the emergency department safely

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  • Handling editor Edward Carlton

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  • Contributors The study was designed by KdW. The study was conducted by CW, SR, JC, XCT, JH, NC, RMcA and AK. Analysis was performed by KdW and all authors helped draft the manuscript.

  • Funding This hospital programme is partly funded by a grant from Bayer (Bayer manufacture rivaroxaban, which is an anticoagulant used in the prevention of stroke for patients with atrial fibrillation).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.