Should anticoagulants be used for CKD, dialysis with Afib?

At the recent National Kidney Foundation meeting, Charles Herzog, MD, and Catherine Clase, MD, debated the issue of anticoagulants for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients on dialysis with atrial fibrillation. You can hear what each of them had to say below.



Charles Herzog, MD, of the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn. explains why he believes it is beneficial for certain CKD patients with atrial fibrillation to be treated with anticoagulants.






Catherine Clase, MD, of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario explains why she opposes the use of anticoagulants in patients with CKD with atrial fibrillation.
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