Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Dabigatran and Rivaroxaban in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology

ConclusionsRivaroxaban therapy was associated with a statistically significant increase in all‐cause death compared with dabigatran therapy in atrial fibrillation patients.
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arrhythmias, Anticoagulants, Pharmacology, Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke Original Research Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe majority of patient-reported ADRs were non-serious. However, a relevant number of non-labelled even serious ADRs was reported for novel compounds by patients. Despite well-known limitations of patient-reported ADRs, this web-based ADR reporting system contributes to the identification of new ADRs and thus can help to improve patients ’ safety complementing other pharmacovigilance instruments.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In stable patients with COVID-19, use of aspirin or apixaban did not reduce the rate of the composite of all-cause mortality, thromboembolism, MI, stroke, or hospitalization in the ACTIV-4B trial.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
Condition:   Stroke Intervention:   Behavioral: Kinematic movement analysis Sponsors:   Norwegian University of Science and Technology;   St. Olavs Hospital;   OsloMet Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Interventions:   Procedure: Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation + linear ablation + bi-atrial mapping + driver ablation;   Procedure: Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation + linear ablation + posterior wall box isolation;   Procedure: Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation + linear ablation + vein of Marshall ethanol infusion Sponsor:   Shanghai Chest Hospital Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Atrial Fibrillation;   Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Interventions:   Behavioral: Moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT);   Behavioral: High-intensity interval training (HIIT) Sponsor:   Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation Recruiting
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Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in the general population. In western countries with aging populations, atrial fibrillation poses a significant health concern, as it is associated with a high risk of thromboembolism, stroke, congestive heart failure, and myocardial infarction. Thrombi are generated in the left atrial appendage, and subsequent embolism into the cerebral circulation is a major cause of ischemic stroke. Therefore, patients have a lifetime risk of stroke, and those at high risk, defined as a CHA2DS2-VASc2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age>75 years, diabetes mel...
Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: Embolism associated with asymptomatic carotid stenosis shows circadian variation with highest rates 4–6 h before midday. This corresponds with peak circadian incidence of stroke and other vascular complications. These and ASED Study results show that monitoring frequency, duration, and time of day are important in ES detection. Introduction Transcranial Doppler (TCD) detected microembolism in the ipsilateral middle cerebral artery (MCA) may help stratify the risk of stroke and other arterial disease complications in persons with advanced (≥60%) asymptomatic carotid stenosis. If so, this techniqu...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions—In anticoagulated patients with atrial fibrillation and risk factors for stroke, echocardiographic findings do not seem to add to the risk of thromboembolic events.Clinical Trial Registration—URL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT00412984.
Source: Stroke - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Arrhythmias, Echocardiography, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Ischemic Stroke Original Contributions Source Type: research
Conclusion This study will provide important information regarding the effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban treatment in Japanese patients with NVAF among general practitioners.
Source: Journal of Arrhythmia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study found that though it is often associated with coronary artery disease (CAD), it can also occur in those without significant CAD. It was not specifically associated with disease of right coronary artery disease. This cardioinhibitory response may be a manifestation of the Bezold-Jarisch reflex. Bezold-Jarisch reflex inhibits sympathetic activity (sympathetic withdrawal) and increases parasympathetic activity, resulting in bradycardia, which may be associated with vasodilatation, nausea and hypotension. Bezold-Jarisch has been described in the setting of inferior wall infarction and coronary angiography. Origin...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiology MCQ Cardiology X-ray Featured Source Type: blogs
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