Efficacy of 4-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrates in Factor Xa Inhibitor-Associated Intracranial Bleeding

Conclusion4FPCC appears to be an effective and safe option for FXaI-associated ICB with outcomes comparable to andexanet alfa. A formal prospective evaluation of this strategy versus andexanet alpha including cost analysis is warranted.
Source: Neurocritical Care - Category: Neurology Source Type: research

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Authors: Deltour S, Pautas E Abstract Primary and secondary prevention of stroke is often a challenge in elderly patients due to the increase in both thrombotic and hemorrhagic risks with age. In some cases, there is sufficient data in the elderly population to allow recommendations or anticoagulation decisions to be made, such as for the indication of anticoagulation to prevent stroke related to atrial fibrillation (AF) or the choice of oral anticoagulant therapy in this situation. In other situations, the less robust data leave some questions; this is the case for the delay to initiate an oral anticoagulant thera...
Source: Revue Neurologique - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol (Paris) Source Type: research
Conclusion: In cancer patients with AF, NOAC were associated with significant reduced IS/SE, major bleeding, and ICH compared to warfarin.
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
In this study, 5% of VF arrest was due to PE: V fib is initial rhythm in PE in 3 of 60 cases. On the other hand, if the presenting rhythm is PEA, then pulmonary embolism is likely.  When there is VF in PE, it is not the initial rhythm, but occurs after prolonged PEA renders the myocardium ischemic.--Another study by Courtney and Kline found that, of cases of arrest that had autopsy and found that a presenting rhythm of VF/VT had an odds ratio of 0.02 for massive pulmonary embolism as the etiology, vs 41.9 for PEA.    ===================================MY Comment by KEN ...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
AbstractObjectivesTo assess whether high doses of Low Molecular Weight Heparin (LMWH) (i.e. Enoxaparin 70 IU/kg twice daily) compared to standard prophylactic dose (i.e., Enoxaparin 4000 IU once day), in hospitalized patients with COVID19 not requiring Invasive Mechanical Ventilation [IMV], are:more effective in preventing clinical worsening, defined as the occurrence of at least one of the following events, whichever comes first:DeathAcute Myocardial Infarction [AMI]Objectively confirmed, symptomatic arterial or venous thromboembolism [TE]Need of either:Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (Cpap) or Non-Invasive Ventilatio...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract Our objective was to assess the association between reduced apixaban dose and two outcomes: ischemic stroke/systemic embolism (SE) and major bleeding. We performed a retrospective cohort study within the database of the largest healthcare provider in Israel. We identified all patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, who started apixaban treatment between 2013 and 2017. Apixaban users were classified into three dosing regimen groups based on their renal function, age and weight: standard dose (5 mg bid), adjusted reduced dose (2.5 mg bid), and underdosing (2.5 mg bid). Patients were followed throu...
Source: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research
ConclusionAntiplatelet prescribing and suboptimal warfarin management remain common in Chinese patients with AF at high risk of stroke. DOAC use may be associated with a lower risk of ischemic stroke and all-cause mortality when compared with antiplatelets and with a lower risk of ICH when compared with warfarin.
Source: Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractAimsThis meta-analysis was conducted to compare the efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban with warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and diabetes mellitus.MethodsPubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases were systematically searched from the establishment of databases up to 15 October 2019. Studies on efficacy and safety outcomes of rivaroxaban and warfarin were included. Efficacy and safety outcomes, including stroke, ischemic stroke, stroke or systemic embolism, myocardial infarction, major adverse cardiac events, major bleeding, intracranial hemorrhage, and major gastrointestinal b...
Source: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Rivaroxaban appeared at least as effective and safe as warfarin when used to manage African American patients with NVAF in routine practice. PMID: 32493618 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
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
Abstract Cardiogenic stroke (CS), characteristic causes of which include atrial fibrillation (AF) and right-to-left shunting due to a patent foramen ovale (PFO), has a well-known tendency to be associated with a more extensive ischemic area. This may result in severe neurological damage, and require strict life-long antithrombotic therapy. However, the fact that some patients have problems complying with the requirement for extended oral antithrombotic treatment has motivated the development of alternative approaches for stroke prevention. Heart structures such as the left atrial appendage (LAA) and PFO are potent...
Source: Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: J Cardiol Source Type: research
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