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Contributors RKS wrote the first draft of the editorial, and both authors edited the overall manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests JAE has received research support and honoraria from BMS/Pfizer and Bayer related to oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation and served on the Steering Committee for ARISTOTLE. RKS has no relevant disclosures.
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