Tag : af (atrial fibrillation)

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...
Neurology

'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...
Neurology

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...
Neurology

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...
Neurology

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...
Neurology

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....
Neurology

REDUCE-IT: 'A New Era' in CVD Prevention With High-Dose EPA

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High doses of a purified form of the omega-3 oil, eicosapentaenoic acid, showed a large, robust reduction in events, opening an exciting new avenue for...
Neurology

Anticoagulants Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk in AF

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A new study suggests that dementia risk is increased and accelerated in seniors with atrial fibrillation, but treatment of AF with oral anticoagulants may reduce...

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