Left Atrial Appendage Closure for Atrial Fibrillation Is Safe and Effective After Intracranial or Intraocular Hemorrhage

Conclusions In our consecutive series, LAA closure was found to be safe and effective in patients with AF and a history of ICH or IOH.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): K. Senthil Kannan, S. Gayathri Devi, Prithiviraj Nagarajan, G. Flora, R. Ranadevan
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Neurophysiologie CliniqueAuthor(s): Karim Jamal, Stéphanie Leplaideur, Chloé Rousseau, Sébastien Cordillet, Annelise Moulinet Raillon, Simon Butet, Armel Cretual, Isabelle Bonan
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Authors: Corrà U, Piepoli M, Giordano A Abstract Exercise oscillatory ventilation (EOV) is an ominous sign in heart failure due to reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (HFrEF) whatever it is represented. But EOV is detected also in normal healthy individuals and in other cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients, however, its prevalence in these is not completed clear. The aim was to describe the occurrence of EOV in healthy subjects and the overall population all CVD patients who performing symptom limited cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). Healthy subjects were divided in athletes and normal subjec...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Relatively low use of technology may limit potential for health technology innovation for people of advanced age. Socioeconomic and ethnic disparities will amplify this. PMID: 32223848 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Primary Health Care - Category: Primary Care Tags: J Prim Health Care Source Type: research
Authors: Chalikias G, Kikas P, Thomaidis A, Rigopoulos P, Pistola A, Lantzouraki A, Zisimopoulos A, Tziakas D Abstract We assessed the effect of Sacubitril/Valsartan on circulating catecholamine levels in patients with HF in an observational cohort study. We included 108 consecutive HF patients attending our HF Outpatients Clinic who were eligible to Sacubitril/Valsartan according to the PARADIGM-HF inclusion and exclusion criteria. We furthermore included 58 stable HF patients under optimal medical therapy as a control group. Norepinephrine and epinephrine were measured with immunoradiometric assays at baseline, a...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
Background and Purpose— Patients with atrial fibrillation and previous ischemic stroke (IS)/transient ischemic attack (TIA) are at high risk of recurrent cerebrovascular events despite anticoagulation. In this prespecified subgroup analysis, we compared warfarin with edoxaban in patients with versus without previous IS/TIA. Methods— ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 (Effective Anticoagulation With Factor Xa Next Generation in Atrial Fibrillation-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction 48) was a double-blind trial of 21 105 patients with atrial fibrillation randomized to warfarin (international normalized ratio, 2.0–3.0; m...
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Anticoagulants, Ischemic Stroke Clinical Sciences Source Type: research
Background In comparison to warfarin, non–vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have the advantages of ease of dosing, fewer drug interactions, and lack of need for ongoing monitoring. We sought to evaluate whether these advantages translate to improved adherence and whether adherence is associated with improved outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation. Methods and Results We performed a retrospective cohort analysis by using a large US commercial insurance database to identify 64 661 patients with atrial fibrillation who initiated warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixaban treatment between...
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Secondary Prevention, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Ischemic Stroke Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Source Type: research
In this retrospective cohort observational study, we investigated mortality, ischemic, and hemorrhagic events in patients ≥65 years with atrial fibrillation consecutively discharged from an Acute Geriatric Ward in the period 2010 to 2013. Stroke and bleeding risk were evaluated using CHA2DS2-VASC (congestive heart failure/left ventricular dysfunction, hypertension, aged ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke/transient ischemic attack/systemic embolism, vascular disease, aged 65 to 74 years, gender category) and HAS-BLED (hypertension, abnormal renal/liver function, stroke, bleeding history or predisposit...
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances Source Type: research
Background and Purpose— Patients who survive intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) often have compelling indications for anticoagulant and antiplatelet medication. This nationwide observational study aimed to determine the extent and predictors of antithrombotic treatment after ICH in Sweden. Methods— Patients with a first-ever ICH in the Swedish Stroke Register (Riksstroke) 2005 to 2012 who survived hospital discharge were included. Riksstroke data were individually linked with other national registers to determine comorbid conditions and dispensed prescriptions of antithrombotic agents. Results— Among the 27...
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage, Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets, Epidemiology Clinical Sciences Source Type: research
Conclusion LAA closure with the Watchman device can be safely performed, and may be a reasonable alternative to consider for patients at high risk for stroke but with contraindications to systemic oral anticoagulation or with high risk of bleeding.
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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