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I read this editorial1 with interest, and agree with the contents, but the authors are too lenient on the use of the term ‘non-valvular AF’, particularly in the American guidelines. This is a wholly inaccurate and misleading term which was used by the authors of the original novel oral anticoagulation (NOAC) trials and for some unfathomable reason has been allowed by successive journal editors and even worse, made it into the guidelines. Accurate terminology is very important, as it …
Contributors SGM is the sole author and contributor to this letter.
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