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Correspondence
Response to: ‘Current recommendations for anticoagulant therapy in patients with valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation: the ACC/AHA and ESC/EACTS Guidelines in Harmony…but not Lockstep!’
  1. John Erwin III1,2,
  2. Bernard Iung3
  1. 1 Division of Cardiology/Department of Internal Medicine, Scott and White Medical Center Temple, Temple, Texas, USA
  2. 2 Baylor Scott and White Health, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Temple, Texas, USA
  3. 3 Bichat Hospital, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr John Erwin III, Division of Cardiology/Department of Internal Medicine, Scott and White Medical Center Temple, Temple, TX 76508, USA; John.ErwinIII{at}bswhealth.org

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The Authors’ reply

Thank you for your kind feedback1. The authors do not disagree with the confusion around the term ‘non-valvular atrial fibrillation’. Our attempt in this editorial2 was to highlight the similarities and dissimilarities within …

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  • Contributors Both authors contributed to drafting and final approval of the letter.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

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

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