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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Access, Quality and Equity of Anticoagulants in Veterans with Atrial Fibrillation
Principal Investigator:

Utibe Essien

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: February 2021 - January 2026
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $152,880
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting up to 1 million Veterans. AF increases the risk of stroke by 5-fold and is associated with higher rates of death. Oral anticoagulation reduces the risk of stroke in AF by 60%, yet such therapy is underutilized. Further, racial and ethnic disparities in anticoagulation for AF exist, despite a 2-fold higher risk of stroke among racial and ethnic minorities with this condition. In pilot work conducted in >40,000 Veterans...

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