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: Xu Y, Maddula M PMID: 30235195 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Martino Alessandrini, Maddalena Valinoti, Laura Unger, Tobias Oesterlein, Olaf D össel, Cristiana Corsi, Axel Loewe, Stefano Severi
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang Y, Zhang L, Zheng H, Chen H Abstract The effects of atrial fibrillation on complications and prognosis of patients receiving emergency percutaneous coronary intervention after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were investigated. Eighty AMI patients treated with interventional vascular recanalization in the Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University (Weifang, China) from July 2015 to October 2016 were selected, including 40 patients complicated with atrial fibrillation before operation (control group) and 40 patients without atrial fibrillation before operation (observation group). The systolic...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang Q, Zhong Z, Li B, Liao Z, Zhao P, Ye Z, He X, Wang H, Chen W, Huang J Abstract The effects of different cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) genotypes on the prognosis of clopidogrel resistance in patients complicated with atrial fibrillation taking clopidogrel after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were investigated. Eighty patients who were complicated with atrial fibrillation and treated with clopidogrel antiplatelet therapy after PCI in Meizhou Hospital Affiliated to Zhongshan University from September 2015 to January 2017 were selected, and divided into two groups according to the CYP2C19 geno...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2018Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia (English Edition)Author(s): Liliana Reis, Luís Paiva, Marco Costa, Joana Silva, Rogério Teixeira, Ana Botelho, Paulo Dinis, Marta Madeira, Joana Ribeiro, José Nascimento, Lino GonçalvesAbstractIntroductionPercutaneous closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is a promising therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation with high risk for stroke and contraindication for oral anticoagulation (OAC). Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) may make this percutaneous procedure feasible in patients in whom transe...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
We describe our technique for totally thoracoscopic LAA exclusion with an epicardial clip device. This approach provides a safe and likely more effective alternative to LAA management than other endocardial devices.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2018Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 106, Issue 4Author(s): Anil Acharya, Raamesh Koirala, Nivesh Rajbhandari, Jyotindra Sharma, Bijoy RajbanshiBackgroundPosttubercular constrictive pericarditis is prevalent pericardial disease in developing countries. Pericardiectomy is the treatment of choice but considered a procedure of high morbidity and mortality.MethodsFrom January 2003 to December 2013 we performed 130 pericardiectomies. The patients’ mean age was 22.95 ± 12.55 years, and there were 92 (71%) male patients. All patients were symptomatic; 118 (91%) were in New York...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
This study evaluated outcomes in younger patients, specifically aged 50 years and younger, after mechanical aortic valve replacement (mAVR) and bioprosthetic AVR (bAVR).MethodsFrom 1994 to 2016, 643 patients underwent AVR (411 mAVR and 232 bAVR) at age 50 or younger. Concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve procedures were also included. Propensity score-matching methods resulted in 170 evenly matched patient pairs. Primary end points were operative mortality and long-term survival. Secondary end points were stroke, major bleeding, and redo AVR. Median observation time was 8.1 years (range, 0 to 23.6 ye...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the clinical trends of mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation and the benefit of early surgical intervention on repair durability in a high-volume center.MethodsFrom January 2003 to December 2015, 1,903 consecutive patients with severe degenerative mitral regurgitation underwent mitral valve repair at our institution. The timing of surgical intervention was evaluated by guideline-related indications including symptoms, atrial fibrillation, left ventricular dysfunction, and pulmonary hypertension. Clinical outcomes and risk factors for recurrent mitral regurgitation were analy...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsBE are common after MitraClip and are associated with an impaired outcome. Strategies to reduce bleeding events are paramount in this cohort of patients.
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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