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The HAS-BLED is a therapeutic bleeding risk stratification score for those on oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation (1).

HAS-BLED score for bleeding risk on oral anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation

Feature Score if present
Hypertension (Systolic >= 160mmHg) 1
Abnormal renal function 1
Abnormal liver function 1
Age >= 65 years 1
Stroke in past 1
Bleeding 1
Labile INRs 1
Taking other drugs as well 1
Alcohol intake at same time 1
  • score of 3 or more indicates increased one year bleed risk on anticoagulation sufficient to justify caution or more regular review
    • risk is for intracranial bleed, bleed requiring hospitalization or a haemoglobin drop > 2g/L or that needs transfusion.

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