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Digital Adherence Devices: Preventing Strokes in Afib One Reminder at a Time

Digital Adherence Devices: Preventing Strokes in Afib One Reminder at a Time

Using digital adherence devices to improve medication adherence in patients with atrial fibrillation may reduce the rate of ischemic strokes.

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ARISTOTLE: Combining NSAIDs With Oral Anticoagulants Increases Bleeding Risk in AF

ARISTOTLE: Combining NSAIDs With Oral Anticoagulants Increases Bleeding Risk in AF

While the use of NSAIDs was low in the ARISTOTLE trial, NSAID users had a higher risk for bleeding than non-users.

Vitamin D Plus Calcium Supplementation May Not Modify Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Vitamin D Plus Calcium Supplementation May Not Modify Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Baseline serum 25(OH)D level was not predictive of long-term incident atrial fibrillation risk.

DOAC Safety, Efficacy Similar to Warfarin for Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

DOAC Safety, Efficacy Similar to Warfarin for Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

The currently available DOACS are at least as effective and safe as warfarin for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

Smartwatch Algorithm Highly Effective for Detection of Atrial Fibrillation

Smartwatch Algorithm Highly Effective for Detection of Atrial Fibrillation

The KardiaBand allows patients to collect an electrocardiogram (ECG) reading using their Apple Watch.

Thromboembolism Risk Linked to New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Noncardiac Surgery

Thromboembolism Risk Linked to New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Noncardiac Surgery

New-onset atrial fibrillation developed after noncardiac surgery is associated with a long-term risk of thromboembolism.

Traumatic Life Events May Increase Risk for Atrial Fibrillation in Older Women

Traumatic Life Events May Increase Risk for Atrial Fibrillation in Older Women

There may be a relationship between traumatic life event stress and atrial fibrillation in women over the age of 45 years old.

Oxygen Desaturation Index Predicts AFib Risk in Ischemic Stroke

Oxygen Desaturation Index Predicts AFib Risk in Ischemic Stroke

Investigators observed a significant association between atrial fibrillation and increasing oxygen desaturation index.

Variations in Published Stroke Rates Confound Net Anticoagulation Benefit Analyses

Variations in Published Stroke Rates Confound Net Anticoagulation Benefit Analyses

Variations in published stroke rates for patients with AF not receiving anticoagulants result in differences in the calculated net clinical benefit of anticoagulation.

New Apple Watch Includes Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification Feature

New Apple Watch Includes Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification Feature

The irregular rhythm notification feature analyzes pulse rate data to identify episodes of irregular heart rhythms.

VKA vs Non-VKA Oral Anticoagulants: Mortality Rates Compared in AF

VKA vs Non-VKA Oral Anticoagulants: Mortality Rates Compared in AF

The new analysis included 19,134 of these patients and showed that there were 19% fewer deaths in patients initiated on NOACs compared to VKAs at the time of AF diagnosis.

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Digital Adherence Devices: Preventing Strokes in Afib One Reminder at a Time

Digital Adherence Devices: Preventing Strokes in Afib One Reminder at a Time

Using digital adherence devices to improve medication adherence in patients with atrial fibrillation may reduce the rate of ischemic strokes.

"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.

Atrial Fibrillation: Updates in Screening, Surgical Ablation, and Anticoagulation Use

Atrial Fibrillation: Updates in Screening, Surgical Ablation, and Anticoagulation Use

Anticoagulation under- and overdoing can be problematic in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Weighing Benefits and Risks of Anticoagulation in the Elderly

Weighing Benefits and Risks of Anticoagulation in the Elderly

Determining which patients who have atrial fibrillation should receive anticoagulation therapy for stroke prophylaxis can be challenging.

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.

ACC/AHA Issue Revised Performance and Quality Measures for Atrial Fibrillation

ACC/AHA Issue Revised Performance and Quality Measures for Atrial Fibrillation

New ACC/AHA performance and quality measures for atrial fibrillation/flutter include metrics for outpatient care.

Cryoablation vs Radiofrequency Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation

Cryoablation vs Radiofrequency Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation

Experts weigh in on cryoablation vs radiofrequency ablation techniques for atrial fibrillation in light of FIRE and ICE trial results.

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.

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