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Jonathan Hsu, MD, MAS, an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego, has led research that identified gaps in the care of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. One of his studies highlighted a widespread misconception that antiplatelet therapy alone matches anticoagulation in…
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Which statin is most likely to not increase bleeding risk in atrial fibrillation patients on the anticoagulant dabigatran? a. simvastatin b. lovastatin c. rosuvastatin d. none of the above ----- To see the answer, read more.
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Compared with a placebo or nonplacebo control, perioperative administration of ascorbic acid to patients undergoing cardiac surgery may reduce length of stay (LOS) in the intensive care unit (ICU) and at the hospital, claim researchers at the University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy.…
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While they may be comparable in terms of efficacy, safety remains a concern for those who switch from warfarin to other novel oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention, according to a study published in the Journal of Cardiology. ------ Related Content Drug Combo May Cause Bleeding for Patients…
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By David L. Levine NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Clinically relevant non-major bleeding was independently associated with a higher risk of death and subsequent major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), data from the ARISTOTLE trial show. Non-major bleeding was less common with…
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By Kathryn Doyle Atrial fibrillation, which is known to increase the risk of stroke, may also be tied to higher risk of heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease and sudden death, according to a new research review. "It was particularly noteworthy that the relative and absolute risk increase…
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By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK - The addition of antiplatelet therapy to warfarin is not associated with fewer thrombotic events, but appears to increase the risk of bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), according to a multicenter…
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By Lisa Rapaport More than a third of patients with atrial fibrillation are given aspirin instead of guideline-recommended anticoagulants, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers who analyzed data on more than 500,000 people with atrial fibrillation found that roughly 40% got aspirin instead of…
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 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of more than 275,000 bottles of candesartan cilexetil tablets, 16 mg.The Class III recall was launched after the tablets failed the impurities/degredation specifications at nine months, according to the report.The drugs in question…
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 New research showed influenza infection was associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) in elderly patients, but a simple flu shot could keep their hearts beating on time.Taiwanese researchers identified more than 11,000 patients with newly diagnosed AF and matched each with four…
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