Log in with your email address username.

×

Important notice

doctorportal Learning is on the move as we will be launching a new website very shortly. If you would like to sign up to dp Learning now to register for CPD learning or to use our CPD tracker, please email support@doctorportal.com.au so we can assist you. If you are already signed up to doctorportal Learning, your login will work in the new site so you can continue to enrol for learning, complete an online module, or access your CPD tracker report.

To access and/or sign up for other resources such as Jobs Board, Bookshop or InSight+, please go to www.mja.com.au, or click the relevant menu item and you will be redirected.

All other doctorportal services, such as Find A Doctor, are no longer available.

[Correspondence] Intracerebral haemorrhage, atrial fibrillation, and anticoagulation

The Review by Freek Verheugt and colleagues (July 18, p 303)1 provides an excellent overview of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. However, we emphasise another factor that was omitted: survivors of intracranial haemorrhage who also have atrial fibrillation. Observational studies show up to 37% of patients with an intracerebral haemorrhage have concurrent atrial fibrillation,2 with absolute numbers of patients who have anticoagulant-related intracranial haemorrhage expected to increase because of the increased use of oral anticoagulation and an ageing population.

email