The aim of the Perioperative Anticoagulant Use for Surgery Evaluation (PAUSE) Study, is to establish a safe, standardized protocol for the perioperative management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who are receiving a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) drug, either dabigatran, rivaroxaban or apixaban, and require an elective surgery/procedure.
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