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Uninterrupted Anticoagulation With Dabigatran Improves Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Outcomes, Expert Q&A

Uninterrupted Anticoagulation With Dabigatran Improves Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Outcomes, Expert Q&A

Incidence of major bleeding events was lower with dabigatran vs warfarin in atrial fibrillation ablation.

Atrial Fibrillation Associated With Higher Mortality in STEMI

Atrial Fibrillation Associated With Higher Mortality in STEMI

Atrial fibrillation was associated with a higher risk of adjusted in-hospital mortality and bleeding complications after both PCI and CABG.

Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

According to research, many patients with afib who were later diagnosed with acute ischemic stroke may not have been receiving appropriate anticoagulation therapy.

Higher CHADS2 Score in Atrial Fibrillation Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

Higher CHADS2 Score in Atrial Fibrillation Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

CHADS2 scores in patients with atrial fibrillation are associated with increased risk of developing dementia.

Prestroke CHA2DS2-VASc Predictive of Stroke Severity, Mortality

Prestroke CHA2DS2-VASc Predictive of Stroke Severity, Mortality

The relationship between prestroke CHA2DS2-VASc score and stroke severity and functional outcome in patients with AF and acute ischemic stroke was evaluated.

Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence Not Reduced With Aggressive Blood Pressure Control

Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence Not Reduced With Aggressive Blood Pressure Control

Aggressive blood pressure treatment did not reduce atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation.

Dabigatran Bleeding Risk Stratified by Age in Atrial Fibrillation

Dabigatran Bleeding Risk Stratified by Age in Atrial Fibrillation

Compared with warfarin, there were lower rates of stroke with dabigatran 110 mg and 150 mg twice daily.

Post-Operative Stroke Risk in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

Post-Operative Stroke Risk in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

A meta-analysis of various CABG techniques assessed each for stroke risk, bleeding complications, atrial fibrillation, and mortality.

Oral Anticoagulant Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrllation

Oral Anticoagulant Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrllation

Patients taking apixaban were more likely to experience ischemic stroke or systemic embolism vs patients taking warfarin.

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators, Pacemakers Can Receive MRI

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators, Pacemakers Can Receive MRI

None of the patients had device failure during the MRI; however, 6 patients did have atrial fibrillation or flutter but each case stopped on its own.

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