Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulation agents in patients with atrial fibrillation: Insights from Italian monitoring registries

ConclusionsThis study is the largest European real-world study ever published on NOACs. It includes all Italian patients treated with NOACs since 2013 accounting for about 1/3 of subjects with AF. The enrolled population consisted of very elderly patients, at high risk of ischemic adverse events. The AIFA registries are consolidated tools that guarantee the appropriateness of prescription and provide important information for the governance of National Health System by collecting real-world data.
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Authors: Häusler KG, Landmesser U Abstract Atrial fibrillation is the most frequent cardiac arrhythmia worldwide, causing approximately 20% of all ischemic strokes. Therefore, oral anticoagulation is recommended in patients with atrial fibrillation with at least a moderate risk of stroke; however, there is a significant proportion of patients who cannot undergo long-term oral anticoagulation. As the left atrial appendage is of major relevance for atrial fibrillation-induced thrombus formation, catheter-based or surgical closure of the left atrial appendage appears to be a promising therapeutic option...
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is a major risk factor for thromboembolic events, especially ischemic stroke. Catheter ablation is an effective method to maintain sinus rhythm in patients with AF. Although some observational studies have shown a relatively lower stroke rate after catheter ablation, whether catheter ablation can reduce the thromboembolic risk in patients with AF remains unclear. We aim to perform a systematic review to determine whether catheter ablation can prevent thromboembolism in patients with AF. PubMed, Embase, the Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library wil...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis case raises the issue of the ineffectiveness of warfarin therapy in complex cases involving particular thrombophilic conditions and the possibility of using rivaroxaban as a safe and effective alternative.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: LAA thrombi were found in 2.7% of Japanese NVAF patients scheduled for procedures despite ongoing oral anticoagulation therapy. Incidence of thrombi was similar for patients on DOAC and on warfarin. PMID: 28179613 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circ J Source Type: research
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and conveys a significant risk of morbidity and mortality due to related stroke and systemic embolism. Oral anticoagulation (OAC) is the mainstay of thromboembolism prevention, and management of anticoagulation can be challenging. For patients without significant valvular disease, decisions around anticoagulation therapy are first based on the presence of additional stroke risk factors, as measured by the CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75, diabetes, prior stroke or transient ischemic attack, vascular disease, age 65–74, and sex c...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: How I Treat, Free Research Articles, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Source Type: research
Authors: Belmar Vega L, de Francisco AL, Bada da Silva J, Galván Espinoza L, Fernández Fresnedo G Abstract Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) develop bleeding and thrombotic tendencies, so the indication of anticoagulation at the onset of atrial fibrillation (AF) is complex. AF is the most common chronic cardiac arrhythmia, and thromboembolism and ischemic stroke in particular are major complications. In recent years, new oral anticoagulant drugs have been developed, and they have shown superiority over the classical AVK in preventing stroke, systemic embolism and bleeding risk, constituting a...
Source: Nefrologia : publicacion oficial de la Sociedad Espanola Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Nefrologia Source Type: research
Conclusion The PRAGUE-17 trial will determine if LAA occlusion is noninferior to treatment with NOAC in moderate- to high-risk AF patients.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractAtrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia. Dabigatran etixalate (DE) is one of the new oral anticoagulant drugs being used in nonvalvular AF (NVAF). There is no adequate real world data in different populations about DE. The aim of this registry was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of DE Consecutive NVAF patients treated with warfarin or both DE doses were enrolled during 18  months study period. The patients were re-evaluated at regular 6-month intervals during the follow-up period. During the follow-up period outcomes were documented according to RELY methodology A total of 555 patients were...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Conclusions The results of the study are expected to serve as the basis for providing clinical practice guidance to healthcare institutions in Japan, with the ultimate goals of better characterizing the appropriate use of OACs and providing clinical decision support to physicians to facilitate the design of appropriate therapeutic strategies and the selection of anticoagulants for the management of AF.
Source: Journal of Arrhythmia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Min J, Farooq MU Abstract Nonvalvular Atrial fibrillation (NVAF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia associated with an increase in risk of stroke and systemic thromboembolism. Strokes related to AF are associated with higher mortality, greater disability, longer hospital stays, and lower chance of being discharged home. The present review will focus on the current status of detecting NVAF and stroke prevention when there is AF. The CHA2DS2-VASc risk stratification scheme is discussed for the identification of patients who are at risk for thromboembolic stroke related to NVAF. Patient with a CHA2DS2-VASc...
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
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