Activated Clotting Time on the Day of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation for Minimally Interrupted and Uninterrupted Direct Oral Anticoagulation Therapy: Sequential Changes, Differences among Direct Oral Anticoagulants, and Ablation Safety Outcomes
ConclusionsThe pre ‐ACT did not show sequential change in the min‐Int and Unint groups. No notable differences in the time‐dependent change in pre‐ACT between the groups were observed. Variations in baseline ACT suggest the need for moderate adjustment of ACT for adequate modification of heparin dose for the o ther 3 DOACs. Both regimens provided similar acceptable AF ablation safety outcomes.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Authors: Jha VK, Jairam A, Mahapatra D Abstract Oral anticoagulants are commonly prescribed in patients with kidney diseases having atrial fibrillation and thromboembolic risk. It is very important to understand their clinical pharmacology and changes that may occur as GFR declines. Risks and benefits of newer oral anticoagulants are different in patients with CKD and patients with ESRD. Patients with GFR
ConclusionIn patients with NVAF receiving apixaban for stroke prevention in this real-world analysis,> 80% were prescribed an appropriate dosage of apixaban. Proactive procedures, such as integrating an electronic dosing algorithm, educating healthcare providers, and involving clinical pharmacists in medication review, may help ensure the use of appropriate apixaban dosages.
AbstractThe best strategy in atrial fibrillation (AF) after > 12 months after an acute coronary syndrome or in patients with chronic coronary syndrome without an indication for interventional revascularization remains unclear. European guidelines generally recommend therapy with oral anticoagulation (OAC) alone, whereas North American guidelines advise com bination therapy consisting of OAC plus antiplatelet therapy in some patients. We performed a meta-analysis of available trials comparing these treatment strategies. The primary endpoint was major adverse cardiac events (MACE), secondary endp...
AbstractSeveral studies have explored the use of NOACs compared with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and atrial fibrillation (AF); and therefore, we aimed to compare the efficacy and safety outcomes of NOACs with VKAs in this population. We systematically searched the PubMed and Embase databases until August 5, 2019 for studies that compared the effect of NOACs with VKAs in patients with HCM and AF. The risk ratios (RRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were pooled using a random-effects model. A total of four observational studies were included in this meta-analysis. Over...
CONCLUSION: In AF patients with malignancy, NOACs appear at least as effective as VKAs in preventing thrombotic events and reduce intracranial bleeding. NOACs may represent a valid and more practical alternative to VKAs in this setting of high-risk patients. PMID: 31785599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: HAS-BLED is a balanced bleeding risk assessment tool in terms of sensitivity and specificity, whereas the European score, ABC, and mOBRI are high sensitivity tools and ORBIT, ATRIA, Shireman, and GARFIELD-AF are high specificity tools. PMID: 31782613 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: We observed low rates of bleeding and adverse drug reactions. However, rates of mortality and discontinuation were relatively high. These results could possibly be explained by the real-world nature of the data including higher-risk patients. PMID: 31773474 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: In experienced hands, CP is a safe curative treatment for NSCLC. Despite its complications, the mortality rate was low. A further prolonged overall survival was offered by CP to patients who already had a previous NSCLC treated with surgery.
The objective of this study was to assess differences in 30-day mortality in patients treated with DOACs or warfarin admitted to the emergency department (ED) for GIB. This was a multicentre retrospective study conducted over 2 years. The study included patients evaluated at three different EDs for GIB. The baseline characteristics were included. Subsequently, we assessed the differences in past medical history and clinical data between the two study groups (DOAC and warfarin users). Differences between the two groups we re evaluated using Kaplan–Meier curves. Among the 284 patients presenting GIB enrolled in t...