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Is an Oral Anticoagulant Necessary for Young Atrial Fibrillation Patients With a CHA2DS2-VASc Score of 1 (Men) or 2 (Women)? Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
ConclusionsFor atrial fibrillation patients aged 20 to 49 years with 1 risk factor in addition to sex, non–vitamin K antagonist OACs should be considered for stroke prevention to minimize the risk of a potentially fatal or disabling event.
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - October 3, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hung, Y., Chao, T.-F., Liu, C.-J., Tuan, T.-C., Lin, Y.-J., Chang, S.-L., Lo, L.-W., Hu, Y.-F., Liao, J.-N., Chung, F.-P., Lin, W.-Y., Lin, W.-S., Cheng, S.-M., Chen, T.-J., Lip, G. Y. H., Chen, S.-A. Tags: Atrial Fibrillation Original Research Source Type: research
Cause of Death and Predictors of All-Cause Mortality in Anticoagulated Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: Data From ROCKET AF Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Conclusions In a large population of patients anticoagulated for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, 7 in 10 deaths were cardiovascular, whereas <1 in 10 deaths were caused by nonhemorrhagic stroke or systemic embolism. Optimal prevention and treatment of heart failure, renal impairment, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes may improve survival. Clinical Trial Registration URL: https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/. Unique identifier: NCT00403767.
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - March 7, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pokorney, S. D., Piccini, J. P., Stevens, S. R., Patel, M. R., Pieper, K. S., Halperin, J. L., Breithardt, G., Singer, D. E., Hankey, G. J., Hacke, W., Becker, R. C., Berkowitz, S. D., Nessel, C. C., Mahaffey, K. W., Fox, K. A. A., Califf, R. M., for the Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Sudden Cardiac Death, Heart Failure, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Ischemic Stroke Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Source Type: research
Effect of Adherence to Oral Anticoagulants on Risk of Stroke and Major Bleeding Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Conclusions Adherence to anticoagulation is poor in practice and may be modestly improved with NOACs. Adherence to therapy appears to be most important in patients with CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥2, whereas the benefits of anticoagulation may not outweigh the harms in patients with CHA2DS2-VASc score 0 or 1.
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - February 23, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yao, X., Abraham, N. S., Alexander, G. C., Crown, W., Montori, V. M., Sangaralingham, L. R., Gersh, B. J., Shah, N. D., Noseworthy, P. A. Tags: Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Secondary Prevention, Intracranial Hemorrhage, Ischemic Stroke Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Source Type: research