Atrial Fibrillation

Stroke Risk in Afib Reduced With Vitamin K Antagonist Therapy

Stroke Risk in Afib Reduced With Vitamin K Antagonist Therapy

Vitamin K antagonist monotherapy is linked to reduced risk of MI and stroke in patients with Afib.

Heart Failure Risk in Women With Afib

Heart Failure Risk in Women With Afib

Researchers found four modifiable factors that account for heart failure risk in women with atrial fibrillation.

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Guidelines on Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Guidelines on Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

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The American Association for Thoracic Surgery has developed evidence-based guidelines on the use of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.

Effect of Obesity Paradox on Venous Thromboembolism Risk in Atrial Fib

Effect of Obesity Paradox on Venous Thromboembolism Risk in Atrial Fib

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A meta-analysis was conducted to examine concerns surrounding direct oral anticoagulant therapy in patients with extreme high or low body weight.

Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Reduced With Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Reduced With Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Postoperative atrial fibrillation occurred in 12% and 36% of the low-level vagus nerve stimulation and control groups, respectively.

Higher Risks Seen in Triple Therapy Compared With DAPT

Higher Risks Seen in Triple Therapy Compared With DAPT

Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents, atrial fibrillation is associated with increased risks with higher risks seen for triple therapy compared to dual antiplatelet therapy.

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Lower With Regular Chocolate Consumption

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Lower With Regular Chocolate Consumption

Regular chocolate consumption may lead to a lower risk of atrial fibrillation.

Lone Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Characteristics in Children

Lone Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Characteristics in Children

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Children aged 15-19 years appear to have the greatest risk of developing lone atrial fibrillation.

Left Atrial Appendage Isolation for Stable Sinus Rhythm

Left Atrial Appendage Isolation for Stable Sinus Rhythm

Although stable sinus rhythm was achieved in some patients after LAA isolation, embolic stroke and LAA thrombus formation was still problematic.

Dementia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Increases With Delayed Anticoagulation

Dementia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Increases With Delayed Anticoagulation

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The delayed start of anticoagulation treatment for atrial fibrillation has been linked to an increase risk for dementia.

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran

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Direct oral anticoagulation reduced the risk of congestive heart failure admissions and all-cause mortality in both genders.

Sudden Cardiac Death/Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Sudden Cardiac Death/Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

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The annual risk of sudden cardiac death/ventricular arrhythmias was higher in patients with atrial fibrillation vs patients without atrial fibrillation.

Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Predicted by Plasma Catecholamines

Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Predicted by Plasma Catecholamines

The composite preoperative adrenergic plasma marker was associated with a 4-fold increase of developing postoperative atrial fibrillation.

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Reduced With Diabetes Medications

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Reduced With Diabetes Medications

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Thiazolidinediones reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation by 30% in an analysis of pooled data from 7 studies.

Afib Risk Increased Threefold in Larger Women

Afib Risk Increased Threefold in Larger Women

Researchers found "substantial" implications surrounding the correlation between body size and likelihood of atrial fibrillation.

GI Bleeding Risk in Non-Valvular AF Lower With Apixaban

GI Bleeding Risk in Non-Valvular AF Lower With Apixaban

Gastrointestinal bleeding risk was assessed in patients given apixaban vs those given dabigatran or rivaroxaban.

Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibition Effect on Post-MI Mortality and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibition Effect on Post-MI Mortality and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

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Renin-angiotensin system inhibition was linked with a reduced 3-year risk of all-cause mortality in patients with congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

Obesity Paradox Reported for CVD Death Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation

Obesity Paradox Reported for CVD Death Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation

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A systematic review of BMI and major adverse events in AF concluded that further evidence is necessary to clarify the relationship between obesity and AF.

Can Apixaban Reduce Intracranial Hemorrhage Risk vs Warfarin in Afib?

Can Apixaban Reduce Intracranial Hemorrhage Risk vs Warfarin in Afib?

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Patients with atrial fibrillation taking apixaban showed significantly less intracranial hemorrhage compared with patients taking warfarin.

Lifetime Apixaban Afib Anticoagulation Meets US Norms for Reasonable Value

Lifetime Apixaban Afib Anticoagulation Meets US Norms for Reasonable Value

Health care costs were not statistically different for patients treated with apixaban versus warfarin therapy after two years of anticoagulation therapy.

Prevalence of Inadequate Therapeutic Anticoagulation for Afib Preceding Ischemic Stroke Examined

Prevalence of Inadequate Therapeutic Anticoagulation for Afib Preceding Ischemic Stroke Examined

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Inadequate therapeutic anticoagulation prior to the occurrence of ischemic stroke was found to be prevalent.

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

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

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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

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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 CHADS<sub>2</sub> Score in Atrial Fibrillation Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

Higher CHADS2 Score in Atrial Fibrillation Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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