Tag : af (atrial fibrillation)

Neurology

ECG Increases AF Detection, but Not Anticoagulation, After Stroke

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Researchers suggest that additional ECG monitoring should be focused on patients with stroke who are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation. Medscape Medical News Source...
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First-Line Ablation Bests Drugs for AFib in Two RCTs

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EARLY-AF and STOP-AF First approached arrhythmia monitoring differently but both saw fewer recurrences and few serious adverse events with ablation. Medscape Medical News Source link...
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OMEMI: No Secondary Prevention Benefit With Omega-3s in Elderly

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The supplements were ineffective in preventing future cardiovascular events in elderly patients with recent myocardial infarction and raise concerns about potential harms in this high-risk...
Neurology

STRENGTH Trial Questions CV Benefit of High-Dose Omega-3s

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Questions about the CV benefit of omega-3 fatty acids and the high-dose eicosapentaenoic acid product, Vascepa, have resurfaced with results of the STRENGTH trial using...
Neurology

RIVER: Rivaroxaban Rivals Warfarin in AF, Mitral Bioprosthesis

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The trial from Brazil may not be easily extrapolated to other regions, but it starts to fill a largely vacant evidence base for patients not...
Neurology

'Cautious' DOAC Underdosing in AF May Push Mortality Higher

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Risk-averse clinicians might be doing more harm than good by prescribing direct oral anticoagulants at lower-than-recommended dosages in hope of avoiding bleeding complications, suggests a...
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'Low-Risk' Valvular AF in Some May Warrant Oral Anticoagulation

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The chronic therapy may actually protect some patients with both AF and valve disease for whom anticoagulation isn’t currently indicated, depending on their age, researchers...
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IMPACT-AFib: Single Mailing Fails to Budge Anticoagulant Uptake

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A single educational mailing sent by several U.S. health plans to their patients with atrial fibrillation who were candidates for oral anticoagulation failed to boost...
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RATE-AF Trial Boosts Digoxin for Rate Control in Permanent AF

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Study results show equally good rate control with digoxin as with a beta-blocker, but with far fewer adverse events. Medscape Medical News Source link...
Neurology

Early Extubation Tied to Better Outcome After Stroke Thrombectomy

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Patients extubated within 6 hours after undergoing thrombectomy for stroke are twice as likely to experience better outcomes than patients extubated later, new research suggests....
Neurology

Explaining the Association Between COVID-19 and Stroke

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Drs Mark Alberts and Jesse Weinberger discuss the mysterious association between COVID-19 and cerebrovascular disease in younger patients. Medscape Neurology Source link...
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CARAVAGGIO Expands DOAC Pool in Cancer-related VTE

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Randomized but open-label data show apixaban was noninferior to dalteparin for efficacy but with less major bleeding, including problematic GI bleeds. Medscape Medical News Source...
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Double Antithrombotic Therapy Best for PCI Patients With AF

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A new network meta-analysis finds that a NOAC plus a P2Y12 inhibitor alone may be the best antiplatelet strategy for these high-risk patients. Medscape Medical...
Neurology

Only 1 in 5 With High-Risk AF Leave ED on Anticoagulant

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A study of nearly 450 people with atrial fibrillation (AF) treated in the emergency department suggests that anticoagulants may be ‘vastly underutilized’ for the prevention...
Neurology

Risk-Score Insights on How DOACs Vary in Upper GI Bleed Risk

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Adding a proton-pump inhibitor to oral anticoagulation can defend against gastrointestinal bleeding, but with varying success, depending on which oral anticoagulant, especially in high-risk patients....

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