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"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Lifestyle Management and Hybrid Procedures

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Lifestyle Management and Hybrid Procedures

Optimal treatment strategies for lone atrial fibrillation have been unclear, but more technological advances and understanding of disease are propelling researchers forward.

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Finding Optimal Treatment Strategies

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Finding Optimal Treatment Strategies

Optimal treatment strategies for lone atrial fibrillation have been unclear, but more technological advances and understanding of disease are propelling researchers forward.

Reducing Neurologic Damage After Stroke With Ischemic Preconditioning

Reducing Neurologic Damage After Stroke With Ischemic Preconditioning

Ischemic preconditioning may provide neuroprotective effects that reduce stroke infarct size and improve recovery times.

Examining Cardiovascular Disease Risk Associated With Hepatitis C Infection

Examining Cardiovascular Disease Risk Associated With Hepatitis C Infection

Hepatitis C virus infection is a common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide and is associated with greater mortality.

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Expert Interview

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Expert Interview

An interview with David E. Newman-Toker, MD, PhD, on reducing the frequency of misdiagnoses.

Oral Anticoagulants After Intracranial Hemorrhage Reduced Mortality Risk in Afib

Oral Anticoagulants After Intracranial Hemorrhage Reduced Mortality Risk in Afib

A declining trend in ischemic events was associated with oral anticoagulant therapy after intracranial hemorrhage.

Transient Ischemic Attack Treatment Strategy Changes May Have Led to Lower CV Events Risk

Transient Ischemic Attack Treatment Strategy Changes May Have Led to Lower CV Events Risk

Risk for stroke and other vascular events at 90 days was 3.7% vs 12% to 20% in previous cohorts.

Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Exciting New Proposition or a Practically Non-Feasible Alternative?

Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Exciting New Proposition or a Practically Non-Feasible Alternative?

Occlusion of the left atrial appendage provides protection against thromboembolic stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

Factors Affecting Choice of Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants

Factors Affecting Choice of Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants

Choosing the right anticoagulant agent can be a challenge for many reasons, including cost, familiarity, drug interactions, and reversibility.

Stroke Prevalence and Risk May Be Higher in Patients With Asymptomatic Atrial Fibrillation

Stroke Prevalence and Risk May Be Higher in Patients With Asymptomatic Atrial Fibrillation

Risk and prevalence of stroke in patients with undiagnosed asymptomatic atrial fibrillation remains problematic for patients and clinicians.

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Short-Run Atrial Tachyarrhythmia Associated With Increased Stroke Risk

Short-Run Atrial Tachyarrhythmia Associated With Increased Stroke Risk

Patients who had short-run atrial tachyarrhythmia experienced significantly higher rates of stroke compared with patients who did not have short-run atrial tachyarrhythmia.

Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation and Valvular Heart Disease: New Joint Consensus Statement

Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation and Valvular Heart Disease: New Joint Consensus Statement

A new consensus statement provides updated guidelines for antithrombotic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation associated with valvular heart disease.

ACC Expert Consensus: Management of Bleeding Associated With Oral Anticoagulants

ACC Expert Consensus: Management of Bleeding Associated With Oral Anticoagulants

The American College of Cardiology released an expert consensus decision pathway intended to guide clinicians in managing bleeding in patients treated with anticoagulation.

FDA Alert: Febuxostat May Increase Heart-Related Deaths

FDA Alert: Febuxostat May Increase Heart-Related Deaths

FDA released a safety alert that gout medication shows increased risk for heart-related death.

Role of Coffee Consumption in Heart Failure, Stroke Outcomes

Role of Coffee Consumption in Heart Failure, Stroke Outcomes

In addition to known risk factors, coffee consumption reduces the risk of poor outcomes in heart failure and stroke.

LAA Closure vs Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

LAA Closure vs Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

A left atrial appendage closure device provided a similar level of stroke prevention to that of warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Bleeding Events in Atrial Fibrillation: Assessing Risk Prediction Models

Bleeding Events in Atrial Fibrillation: Assessing Risk Prediction Models

Risk prediction models to assess bleeding risk in patients with atrial fibrillation may be useful for optimizing treatment.

Cardiovascular Risk Factors More Prevalent in Stroke Patients

Cardiovascular Risk Factors More Prevalent in Stroke Patients

The prevalance of cardiovascular risk factors substantially increased in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Stroke Outcomes With and Without HIV Compared

Stroke Outcomes With and Without HIV Compared

Patients with HIV have similar stroke outcomes and comorbid conditions compared with older patients who are HIV negative.

Stent Retriever vs Contact Aspiration for Ischemic Stroke Treatment

Stent Retriever vs Contact Aspiration for Ischemic Stroke Treatment

A first-line contact aspiration technique demonstrates no significant benefit over the stent retriever technique in achieving revascularization in patients with acute ischemic stroke.

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