NOACs and Prescribing Practices for AF in Older Adults NOACs and Prescribing Practices for AF in Older Adults

Has the introduction of several new oral anticoagulants changed anticoagulation prescribing practices for older adults with atrial fibrillation?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
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Authors: Gourraud JB, Khairy P, Abadir S, Tadros R, Cadrin-Tourigny J, Macle L, Dyrda K, Mondesert B, Dubuc M, Guerra PG, Thibault B, Roy D, Talajic M, Rivard L Abstract INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most frequent arrhythmia worldwide. While mostly seen in elderly, it can also affect young adults (≤45 years of age), older adolescent and children. Areas covered: The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the current management of AF in young patients. Specific issues arise over diagnostic workup as well as antiarrhythmic and anticoagulation therapies. The future management and diagnostic ...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
AbstractWe set out to synthesize available data on antithrombotic strategies for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), with a focus on triple antithrombotic therapy (triple therapy [TT]; dual antiplatelet therapy plus an anticoagulant) versus dual therapy (DT; one antiplatelet agent and an anticoagulant). We searched OVID MEDLINE and PubMed from January 2005 to September 2017 using the search terms oral anticoagulant, triple therapy, dual therapy, acute coronary syndrome, percutaneous coronary intervention, and atrial fibrillation (limited to randomized controlled trial...
Source: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
There have been numerous studies regarding atrial fibrillation (AF) associated with cardiac and pulmonary surgery; however, studies looking at esophagectomy and atrial fibrillation are sparse. The goal of this...
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Authors: Res LCS, Lubberts B, Shah SH, DiGiovanni CW Abstract BACKGROUND: Little is known about the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) following adverse bleeding events associated with antithrombotic drug therapy. This systematic review assesses the HRQOL of patients who suffered a bleeding event related to antithrombotic drug use. METHODS: Literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library from inception through June 16, 2017. Studies measuring HRQOL after a bleeding event related to antithrombotic drug therapy for primary or secondary prevention of a thromboembolic event were i...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research
Stock in AtriCure Inc. hit a 52-week high of $27.22 on Friday and continued to rise on Monday. Shares of the Mason-based medical device maker closed at $26.99 Friday, up $1.94, or more than 7.7 percent. It was unclear why AtriCure performed so well. Today, its stock is up nearly 5 percent to $28.24, as of early afternoon trading. The value of AtriCure shares has been as low as $14.88 ove r the past 52 weeks. The firm is best known for making medical devices to treat atrial fibrillation, a common…
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Conditions:   Atrial Fibrillation;   Thrombosis;   Stroke;   Genetic Predisposition;   Heart Diseases Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Biomarkers, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Echocardiography, Flow Mediated Dilatation, Genetic Analysis Sponsor:   Memorial Ankara Hospital Not yet recruiting
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Which of the following is less common for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) compared to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR)? Correct answer: d) Acute kidney injury Severe bleeding and new onset atrial fibrillation (AF) are also more frequent after surgery. No significant difference has been noted in the rate of cerebrovascular events between TAVI and SAVR. Back to question
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The objective of this study was to develop an algorithm that classifies a short single lead ECG record into ‘Normal’, ‘AF’, ‘Other’ and ‘Noisy’ classes, and identify the challenges in developing such algorithms and potential mitigation steps. Approach : Rule-based identification was used to detect lead inversion and records too noisy to be of immediate use. A set of statistical and morphological features describing the rhythm was then extracted, and support vector machine classifiers were used to classify records into three classes: ‘Normal’, ‘AF’...
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In a previous study, we found that titrating clopidogrel maintenance doses (MDs) according to vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) monitoring minimised the rate of major adverse cardiovascular and cere...
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