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Valvular heart disease (VHD) is associated with a higher incidence of thromboembolic events, regardless of the underlying cardiac rhythm . Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a higher incidence of thromboembolic events in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis or in patients with nonvalvular AF [2,3]. Warfarin is indicated for prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with mechanical prosthetic heart valves and in patients with AF and mitral stenosis [3-5].