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Uninterrupted edoxaban vs. vitamin K antagonists for ablation of atrial fibrillation: the ELIMINATE-AF trial
ConclusionUninterrupted edoxaban therapy represents an alternative to uninterrupted VKA treatment in patients undergoing AF ablation.
Source: European Heart Journal - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Adverse effects of statin therapy: perception vs. the evidence – focus on glucose homeostasis, cognitive, renal and hepatic function, haemorrhagic stroke and cataract
ConclusionLong-term statin treatment is remarkably safe with a low risk of clinically relevant adverse effects as defined above; statin-associated muscle symptoms were discussed in a previous Consensus Statement. Importantly, the established cardiovascular benefits of statin therapy far outweigh the risk of adverse effects.
Source: European Heart Journal - April 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Ten-year association of coronary artery calcium with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA)
ConclusionsCoronary artery calcium is associated strongly and in a graded fashion with 10-year risk of incident ASCVD as it is for CHD, independent of standard risk factors, and similarly by age, gender, and ethnicity. While 10-year event rates in those with CAC  = 0 were almost exclusively below 5%, those with CAC ≥ 100 were consistently above 7.5%, making these potentially valuable cutpoints for the consideration of preventive therapies. Coronary artery calcium strongly predicts risk with the same magnitude of effect in all races, age groups, an d both sexes, which makes it among the most useful markers for predicting ASCVD risk.
Source: European Heart Journal - April 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Clinical impact of direct stenting and interaction with thrombus aspiration in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: Thrombectomy Trialists Collaboration
ConclusionDirect stenting rates were higher in patients randomized to thrombus aspiration. Clinical outcomes and myocardial reperfusion measures did not differ significantly between DS and conventional stenting and there was no interaction with thrombus aspiration.
Source: European Heart Journal - April 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Patent foramen ovale closure vs. medical therapy for cryptogenic stroke: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
ConclusionIn selected patients with cryptogenic stroke, PFO closure is superior to medical therapy for the prevention of further stroke: this is particularly true for patients with moderate-to-large shunts. Guidelines should be updated to reflect this.
Source: European Heart Journal - March 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Impact of low stroke volume on mortality in patients with severe aortic stenosis and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction
ConclusionLow flow defined as SVi  <  30 mL/m2 or SV  <  55 mL is an important outcome predictor in severe AS with preserved LVEF under medical and surgical management. Further studies are needed to prospectively test these values for risk stratification and decision making.
Source: European Heart Journal - March 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Blood pressure and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with diabetes and high cardiovascular risk
ConclusionsIn patients with diabetes and elevated CV risk, even after extensive adjustment for underlying disease burden, there was a persistent association for low DBP with subclinical myocardial injury and risk of MI.
Source: European Heart Journal - January 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Subclinical device-detected atrial fibrillation and stroke risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionSubclinical AF strongly predicts clinical AF and is associated with elevated absolute stroke risk albeit lower than risk described for clinical AF.
Source: European Heart Journal - January 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Weight gain after smoking cessation does not modify its protective effect on myocardial infarction and stroke: evidence from a cohort study of men
ConclusionPost-cessation BMI change did not significantly modify the protective association of smoking cessation with MI and stroke.
Source: European Heart Journal - January 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Telemonitoring-based feedback improves adherence to non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants intake in patients with atrial fibrillation
ConclusionTelemonitoring resulted in high NOAC adherence due to the notion of being watched, as evidenced by the rapid decline during the observation period. Feedback further optimized adherence. Telemonitoring with or without feedback may be a cost-effective approach in high-risk patients deemed poorly adherent.
Source: European Heart Journal - January 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Left atrial function to identify patients with atrial fibrillation at high risk of stroke: new insights from a large registry
ConclusionThe assessment of LA reservoir strain and PA-TDI on echocardiography after initial CHA2DS2-VASc scoring provides additional risk stratification for stroke and may be useful to guide decisions regarding anticoagulation for patients upon first diagnosis of AF.
Source: European Heart Journal - December 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

External applicability of the COMPASS trial: an analysis of the reduction of atherothrombosis for continued health (REACH) registry
ConclusionCOMPASS-Eligible patients represent a substantial fraction of stable CAD/PAD patients encountered in routine clinical practice in the large international REACH registry suggesting good external applicability. COMPASS-Eligible patients experienced a higher rate of the primary outcome compared with COMPASS participants in the aspirin alone treatment arm.
Source: European Heart Journal - November 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Resumption of oral anticoagulation following traumatic injury and risk of stroke and bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation: a nationwide cohort study
ConclusionAF patients resuming VKA and NOAC treatment following traumatic injury have lower hazard of all-cause mortality and ischaemic stroke, increased hazard of major bleeding but without additional hazards of recurrent traumatic injury. Withholding OAC following a traumatic injury in AF patients may not be warranted.
Source: European Heart Journal - November 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Cholesterol variability and the risk of mortality, myocardial infarction, and stroke: a nationwide population-based study
ConclusionHigh variability in lipid levels is associated with adverse health-related outcomes. These findings suggest that lipid variability is an important risk factor in the general population.
Source: European Heart Journal - October 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of state-of-the-art percutaneous coronary revascularization in patients with de novo three vessel disease: 1-year results of the SYNTAX II study
ConclusionAt one year, clinical outcomes with the SYNTAX-II strategy were associated with improved clinical results compared to the PCI performed in comparable patients from the original SYNTAX-I trial. Longer term follow-up is awaited and a randomized clinical trial with contemporary CABG is warranted.ClinicalTrials.gov IdentifierNCT02015832
Source: European Heart Journal - August 26, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Long working hours as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation: a multi-cohort study
ConclusionIndividuals who worked long hours were more likely to develop atrial fibrillation than those working standard hours.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Safety and efficacy of a repositionable and fully retrievable aortic valve used in routine clinical practice: the RESPOND Study
ConclusionThe results of RESPOND confirm the safety and efficacy of TAVI with the Lotus Valve in routine clinical practice.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov #NCT 02031302.
Source: European Heart Journal - June 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

NSAIDs and cardiac arrest Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use is associated with increased risk of Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest: A nationwide Case-Time-Control study
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are among the most commonly used drugs worldwide. However, during the last 10  years, accumulating evidence of an increased cardiovascular risk associated with use of NSAIDs has emerged, and NSAIDs have been linked to several cardiovascular adverse events, such as myocardial infarction, heart failure, and stroke. Cardiac arrest is the ultimate and most dreaded adverse drug event… We aimed to assess the association between NSAID use and the risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Source: European Heart Journal - June 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Final 5-year clinical and echocardiographic results for treatment of severe aortic stenosis with a self-expanding bioprosthesis from the ADVANCE Study
ConclusionFive-year results in real-world, elderly, high-risk patients undergoing TAVI with a self-expanding bioprosthesis provided evidence for continued valve durability with low rates of reinterventions and haemodynamic valve dysfunction.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov, NCT01074658.
Source: European Heart Journal - June 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Visit-to-visit variability of blood pressure and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with stable coronary heart disease. Insights from the STABILITY trial
ConclusionIn patients with stable coronary heart disease, higher visit-to-visit variabilities of both systolic and diastolic BP are strong predictors of increased risk of cardiovascular events, independently of mean BP.
Source: European Heart Journal - May 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Benefit of switching dual antiplatelet therapy after acute coronary syndrome: the TOPIC (timing of platelet inhibition after acute coronary syndrome) randomized study
ConclusionA switched DAPT is superior to an unchanged DAPT strategy to prevent bleeding complications without increase in ischaemic events following ACS.
Source: European Heart Journal - May 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Atrial fibrillation as a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia
ConclusionIn adults aged 45 –85 years AF is associated with accelerated cognitive decline and higher risk of dementia even at ages when AF incidence is low. At least in part, this was explained by incident cardiovascular disease in patients with AF.
Source: European Heart Journal - April 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol targeting with pitavastatin + ezetimibe for patients with acute coronary syndrome and dyslipidaemia: the HIJ-PROPER study, a prospective, open-label, randomized trial
ConclusionAlthough intensive lowering with standard pitavastatin plus ezetimibe showed no more cardiovascular benefit than standard pitavastatin monotherapy in ACS patients with dyslipidaemia, statin plus ezetimibe may be more effective than statin monotherapy in patients with higher cholesterol absorption; further confirmation is needed.Trial NoUMIN000002742, registered as an International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial.
Source: European Heart Journal - April 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Comparison of coronary artery calcification, carotid intima-media thickness and ankle-brachial index for predicting 10-year incident cardiovascular events in the general population
ConclusionCoronary artery calcification provides the best discrimination of risk compared with CIMT and ABI, particularly in the intermediate risk group, whereas CIMT may be an alternative measure for reassurance in the low risk group.
Source: European Heart Journal - March 30, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Transcatheter aortic valve thrombosis: the relation between hypo-attenuated leaflet thickening, abnormal valve haemodynamics, and stroke
Conclusion</div>On MDCT, 12.5% of patients showed HALT or reduced leaflet motion, whereas only one of these patients had abnormal valve haemodynamics on echocardiography. Neither HALT nor increased transvalvular gradient were associated with stroke/TIA.</span>
Source: European Heart Journal - March 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Radial versus femoral access in patients with acute coronary syndromes with or without ST-segment elevation
Conclusion</div>Radial as compared with femoral access provided consistent benefit across the whole spectrum of patients with ACS, without evidence that type of presenting syndrome affected the results of the random access allocation.</span>
Source: European Heart Journal - February 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Personalising the decision for prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy: development, validation and potential impact of prognostic models for cardiovascular events and bleeding in myocardial infarction survivors
Conclusion</div>Prognostic models for cardiovascular events and bleeding using population-based EHRs may help to personalise decisions for prolonged DAPT 1-year following acute MI.</span>
Source: European Heart Journal - February 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Subclinical thyroid dysfunction and cardiovascular diseases: 2016 update
AbstractSubclinical thyroid dysfunction comprises subclinical hypothyroidism (SHypo), defined as elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) by normal free thyroxine (FT4), and subclinical hyperthyroidism (SHyper) with decreased or undetectable TSH and normal FT4. Up to 10% of the elderly have SHypo, which is usually asymptomatic. Individual participant data (IPD) analyses of prospective cohort studies from the international Thyroid Studies Collaboration show that SHypo is associated with increased coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality [hazard ratio (HR) 1,58 for TSH ≥ 10 mIU/L, 95% CI 1.10–2.27), as well as increased ...
Source: European Heart Journal - February 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Effects of noise on vascular function, oxidative stress, and inflammation: mechanistic insight from studies in mice
ConclusionWe established a novel and unique aircraft noise stress model with increased blood pressure and vascular dysfunction associated with oxidative stress. This animal model enables future studies of molecular mechanisms, mitigation strategies, and pharmacological interventions to protect from noise-induced vascular damage.
Source: European Heart Journal - February 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Increased use of oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation: temporal trends from 2005 to 2015 in Denmark
Conclusion</div>Since 2010, more incident AF patients in Denmark were initiated on OAC therapy with predominant NOAC prescription. The increase was pronounced among females, among patients at high risk of stroke, and among older patients.</span>
Source: European Heart Journal - January 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Revisiting sex differences in outcomes in non-valvular atrial fibrillation: a population-based cohort study
ConclusionIn NVAF, women were not at higher risk of thromboembolic events than men in our study. The small increased risk reported in previous studies may be related to residual confounding, in particular from insufficient control for age.
Source: European Heart Journal - January 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Outcomes and costs of left atrial appendage closure from randomized controlled trial and real-world experience relative to oral anticoagulation
Conclusion Left atrial appendage closure in NVAF in a real-world setting may result in lower stroke and major bleeding rates than reported in LAAC clinical trials. Left atrial appendage closure in both settings achieves cost parity in a relatively short period of time and may offer substantial savings compared with current therapies. Savings are most pronounced among higher risk patients and those unsuitable for anticoagulation.
Source: European Heart Journal - December 30, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Panikker, S., Lord, J., Jarman, J. W. E., Armstrong, S., Jones, D. G., Haldar, S., Butcher, C., Khan, H., Mantziari, L., Nicol, E., Hussain, W., Clague, J. R., Foran, J. P., Markides, V., Wong, T. Tags: Thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy Source Type: research

Outcomes in patients treated with ticagrelor or clopidogrel after acute myocardial infarction: experiences from SWEDEHEART registry
Conclusion Ticagrelor vs. clopidogrel post-ACS was associated with a lower risk of death, MI, or stroke, as well as death alone. Risk of bleeding was higher with ticagrelor. These real-world outcomes are consistent with randomized trial results.
Source: European Heart Journal - December 22, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sahlen, A., Varenhorst, C., Lagerqvist, B., Renlund, H., Omerovic, E., Erlinge, D., Wallentin, L., James, S. K., Jernberg, T. Tags: Acute coronary syndromes Source Type: research

Ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke associated with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants and warfarin use in patients with atrial fibrillation: a nationwide cohort study
Conclusions</div>Among anticoagulant-naïve AF patients, treatment with NOACs was not associated with significantly lower risk of stroke/TE compared with VKA, but intracranial bleeding risk was significantly lower with dabigatran and apixaban.</span>
Source: European Heart Journal - October 14, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A frameshift deletion in the sarcomere gene MYL4 causes early-onset familial atrial fibrillation
Conclusions</div>Through a population approach we found a loss of function mutation in the myosin gene <span style="font-style:italic;">MYL4</span> that, in the homozygous state, is completely penetrant for early-onset AF. The finding may provide novel mechanistic insight into the pathophysiology of this complex arrhythmia.</span>
Source: European Heart Journal - October 14, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Randomized trial of switching from prescribed non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to prescribed celecoxib: the Standard care vs. Celecoxib Outcome Trial (SCOT)
This study excluded an increased risk of the primary endpoint of more than two events per 1000 patient-years associated with switching to prescribed celecoxib.Clinical Trial Registrationhttps://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00447759; Unique identifier: NCT00447759.
Source: European Heart Journal - October 4, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Effective anti-thrombotic therapy without stenting: intravascular optical coherence tomography-based management in plaque erosion (the EROSION study)
Conclusion</div>For patients with ACS caused by plaque erosion, conservative treatment with anti-thrombotic therapy without stenting may be an option.</span>
Source: European Heart Journal - August 30, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Implant success and safety of left atrial appendage closure with the WATCHMAN device: peri-procedural outcomes from the EWOLUTION registry
Conclusion Left atrial appendage closure with the WATCHMAN device has a high success rate in complete LAAC with low peri-procedural risk, even in a population with a higher risk of stroke and bleeding, and multiple co-morbidities. Improvement in implantation techniques has led to a reduction of peri-procedural complications previously limiting the net clinical benefit of the procedure.
Source: European Heart Journal - August 24, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Boersma, L. V. A., Schmidt, B., Betts, T. R., Sievert, H., Tamburino, C., Teiger, E., Pokushalov, E., Kische, S., Schmitz, T., Stein, K. M., Bergmann, M. W., on behalf of the EWOLUTION investigators, Nooryani, Meincke, Mobius-Winkler, Senatore, Foley, Sch Tags: Atrial fibrillation Source Type: research

Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation is associated with lower incidence of stroke and death: data from Swedish health registries
Conclusion Ablation may be associated with lower incidence of ischaemic stroke and death in patients with AF. This beneficial finding appears more pronounced in patients with higher thromboembolic risk.
Source: European Heart Journal - August 24, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Friberg, L., Tabrizi, F., Englund, A. Tags: Arrhythmia/electrophysiology Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of patients with hypothyroidism undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
Conclusion Hypothyroidism is associated with a higher incidence of MACCE compared with euthyroidism in patients undergoing PCI. Maintaining adequate control on TRT is beneficial in preventing MACCE.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 11, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zhang, M., Sara, J. D. S., Matsuzawa, Y., Gharib, H., Bell, M. R., Gulati, R., Lerman, L. O., Lerman, A. Tags: Coronary artery disease Source Type: research

Dietary patterns and the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in a global study of high-risk patients with stable coronary heart disease
Conclusion Greater consumption of healthy foods may be more important for secondary prevention of coronary artery disease than avoidance of less healthy foods typical of Western diets.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 1, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stewart, R. A. H., Wallentin, L., Benatar, J., Danchin, N., Hagstrom, E., Held, C., Husted, S., Lonn, E., Stebbins, A., Chiswell, K., Vedin, O., Watson, D., White, H. D., the STABILITY Investigators Tags: Coronary artery disease Source Type: research

Updated European Heart Rhythm Association practical guide on the use of non-vitamin-K antagonist anticoagulants in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: Executive summary
AbstractIn 2013, the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) published a Practical Guide on the use of non-VKA oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) (Heidbuchel H, Verhamme P, Alings M, Antz M, Hacke W, Oldgren J, Sinnaeve P, Camm AJ, Kirchhof P, European Heart Rhythm A. European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of new oral anticoagulants in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.Europace 2013;15:625 –651; Heidbuchel H, Verhamme P, Alings M, Antz M, Hacke W, Oldgren J, Sinnaeve P, Camm AJ, Kirchhof P. EHRA practical guide on the use of new oral anticoagulants in...
Source: European Heart Journal - June 9, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Growth differentiation factor-15 level predicts major bleeding and cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndromes: results from the PLATO study
Conclusions In patients with ACS, higher levels of GDF-15 are associated with raised risks of all types of major non-CABG-related bleeding, spontaneous MI, and stroke as well as CV and total mortality and seem to improve risk stratification for CV-mortality and major bleeding beyond established risk factors. Clinical Trial Registration www.clinicaltrials.gov; NCT00391872.
Source: European Heart Journal - April 21, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hagström, E., James, S. K., Bertilsson, M., Becker, R. C., Himmelmann, A., Husted, S., Katus, H. A., Steg, P. G., Storey, R. F., Siegbahn, A., Wallentin, L., for the PLATO Investigators Tags: Acute coronary syndromes Source Type: research

XANTUS: a real-world, prospective, observational study of patients treated with rivaroxaban for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation
Conclusion XANTUS is the first international, prospective, observational study to describe the use of rivaroxaban in a broad NVAF patient population. Rates of stroke and major bleeding were low in patients receiving rivaroxaban in routine clinical practice. Trial registration number Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT01606995.
Source: European Heart Journal - April 7, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Camm, A. J., Amarenco, P., Haas, S., Hess, S., Kirchhof, P., Kuhls, S., van Eickels, M., Turpie, A. G. G., the XANTUS Investigators Tags: Atrial fibrillation Source Type: research

Heterogeneous impact of classic atherosclerotic risk factors on different arterial territories: the EPIC-Norfolk prospective population study
Conclusion The heterogeneity in the risk factor–CVD associations supports the concept of pathophysiological differences between atherosclerotic CVD manifestations and could have implications for CVD prevention.
Source: European Heart Journal - March 14, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stoekenbroek, R. M., Boekholdt, S. M., Luben, R., Hovingh, G. K., Zwinderman, A. H., Wareham, N. J., Khaw, K.-T., Peters, R. J. G. Tags: Prevention and epidemiology Source Type: research

Anticoagulant vs. antiplatelet therapy in patients with cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale: an individual participant data meta-analysis
Conclusion We did not find a statistically significant difference comparing OAC with APT; our results justify randomized trials comparing different antithrombotic approaches in these patients.
Source: European Heart Journal - September 14, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kent, D. M., Dahabreh, I. J., Ruthazer, R., Furlan, A. J., Weimar, C., Serena, J., Meier, B., Mattle, H. P., Di Angelantonio, E., Paciaroni, M., Schuchlenz, H., Homma, S., Lutz, J. S., Thaler, D. E. Tags: Thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy Source Type: research

Stroke following percutaneous coronary intervention: type-specific incidence, outcomes and determinants seen by the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society 2007-12
Conclusions Incident ischaemic stroke complications have increased over time, whilst haemorrhagic stroke complications have decreased, driven through changes in clinical, procedural, drug-treatment, and demographic factors. Both ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes are rare but devastating complications with high 30-day mortality and in-hospital MACE rates.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 1, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kwok, C. S., Kontopantelis, E., Myint, P. K., Zaman, A., Berry, C., Keavney, B., Nolan, J., Ludman, P. F., de Belder, M. A., Buchan, I., Mamas, M. A., on behalf of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society and the National Institute for Cardiovascul Tags: Interventional cardiology Source Type: research

Risk of ischaemic stroke according to pattern of atrial fibrillation: analysis of 6563 aspirin-treated patients in ACTIVE-A and AVERROES
Conclusion In a large population of non-anticoagulated AF patients, pattern of AF was a strong independent predictor of stroke risk and may be helpful to assess the risk/benefit for anticoagulant therapy, especially in lower risk patients.
Source: European Heart Journal - February 2, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Vanassche, T., Lauw, M. N., Eikelboom, J. W., Healey, J. S., Hart, R. G., Alings, M., Avezum, A., Diaz, R., Hohnloser, S. H., Lewis, B. S., Shestakovska, O., Wang, J., Connolly, S. J. Tags: Atrial fibrillation Source Type: research

Balancing stroke and bleeding risks in patients with atrial fibrillation and renal failure: the Swedish Atrial Fibrillation Cohort study
Conclusions Patients with both AF and renal failure will probably benefit most from having the same treatment as is recommended for other patients with AF, without setting a higher or lower threshold for treatment. Adding additional points for renal failure to the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores did not improve their predictive value.
Source: European Heart Journal - February 2, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Friberg, L., Benson, L., Lip, G. Y. H. Tags: Atrial fibrillation Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of apixaban vs. current standard of care for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation
Conclusions Based on randomized trial data, apixaban is a cost-effective alternative to warfarin and aspirin, in VKA suitable and VKA unsuitable patients with AF, respectively.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 21, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dorian, P., Kongnakorn, T., Phatak, H., Rublee, D. A., Kuznik, A., Lanitis, T., Liu, L. Z., Iloeje, U., Hernandez, L., Lip, G. Y. H. Tags: BASIC SCIENCE Source Type: research