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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521884/influence-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-on%C3%A2-rates-of-oral-anticoagulation-for-atrial%C3%A2-fibrillation
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Lucas N Marzec, Jingyan Wang, Nilay D Shah, Paul S Chan, Henry H Ting, Kensey L Gosch, Jonathan C Hsu, Thomas M Maddox
BACKGROUND: Oral anticoagulation (OAC) with warfarin is underused for atrial fibrillation (AF). The availability of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) may improve overall OAC rates in AF patients, but a large-scale evaluation of their effects has not been conducted. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the effect of DOAC availability on overall OAC rates for nonvalvular AF. METHODS: Between April 1, 2008 and September 30, 2014, we identified 655,000 patients with nonvalvular AF and a CHA2DS2-VASc score of >1 in the National Cardiovascular Data Registry PINNACLE registry...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520924/dabigatran-vs-warfarin-in-relation-to-the-presence-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-the-randomized-evaluation-of-long-term-anticoagulation-therapy-re-ly-study
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Paolo Verdecchia, Gianpaolo Reboldi, Fabio Angeli, Giovanni Mazzotta, Gregory Y H Lip, Martina Brueckmann, Eva Kleine, Lars Wallentin, Michael D Ezekowitz, Salim Yusuf, Stuart J Connolly, Giuseppe Di Pasquale
Aim: We tested the hypothesis that left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) interferes with the antithrombotic effects of dabigatran and warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Methods and results: This is a post-hoc analysis of the Randomized Evaluation of Long-term anticoagulation therapY (RE-LY) Study. We defined LVH by electrocardiography (ECG) and included patients with AF on the ECG tracing at entry. Hazard ratios (HR) for each dabigatran dose vs. warfarin were calculated in relation to LVH...
May 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520719/sex-differences-in-management-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-middle-east-gulf-survey-of-atrial-fibrillation-events-gulf-safe
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Abdulla Shehab, Mohammad Zubaid, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Wafa A Rashed, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali, Wal AlMahmeed, Kadhim Sulaiman, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Ahmed AlQudaimi, Nidal Asaad, Haitham Amin
Differences in the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) between men and women were investigated by using Gulf SAFE data in the Middle East. The study included 2,043 patients presenting with AF to emergency room (ER) were prospectively enrolled and followed for one-year. Women were older, have higher body mass index (BMI), comorbidities, and health complications than men. With regard to management of AF, cardioversion was recommended more often for men (16.7% vs. 9.3%), and underwent electrical cardioversion (2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516318/effect-of-apixaban-on-all-cause-death-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis-based-on-imputed-placebo-effect
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Patrícia O Guimarães, Renato D Lopes, Daniel M Wojdyla, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Stuart J Connolly, Greg C Flaker, Junyuan Wang, Michael Hanna, Christopher B Granger, Lars Wallentin, Kennedy R Lees, John H Alexander, John J V McMurray
PURPOSE: Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) are the standard of care for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF); therefore, there is not equipoise when comparing newer oral anticoagulants with placebo in this setting. METHODS: To explore the effect of apixaban on mortality in patients with AF, we performed a meta-analysis of apixaban versus placebo using a putative placebo analysis based on randomized controlled clinical trials that compared warfarin, aspirin, and no antithrombotic control...
May 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514878/anticoagulant-cessation-following-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-limits-of-the-ecg-guided-approach
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Matteo Anselmino, Chiara Rovera, Giovanni Marchetto, Federico Ferraris, Davide Castagno, Fiorenzo Gaita
Long-term cessation of oral anticoagulation (OAC) following successful catheter or surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is debated. Usually, in the presence of sinus rhythm at serial ECG recordings, the CHADS2, CHA2DS2VASc, and HAS-BLED scores are adopted to guide decision regarding OAC management. Areas covered: The safety of OAC cessation in patients without recurrent AF but with historically elevated risk for thromboembolism remains largely unknown. Taking the cue from two clinical cases, we provide an updated summary of the latest evidence regarding how to manage OAC after a successful atrial fibrillation ablation...
May 18, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514392/-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-aged-75-years-or-older-efficacy-and-safety-balance
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V V Fomin, A A Svistunov, D A Napalkov, A A Sokolova, M A Gabitova
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common heart rhythm disorders in the population. Researchers revealed a direct relationship between their incidence and a patient's age long ago. One of the most challenging issues of clinical practice in patients with AF is anticoagulant therapy used in the so-called very elderly patients aged 75 years and older when age itself is a risk factor for developing both thromboembolic and hemorrhagic events due to anticoagulants, regardless of the mechanism of action of the latter...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509703/pathway-for-the-management-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-atrial-flutter
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Eyal Herzog, Edgar Argulian, Steven B Levy, Emad F Aziz
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac rhythm disturbance encountered in clinical practice, and its prevalence is increasing as the population ages. The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the European Society of Cardiology established guidelines for the management of patients with AF. Atrial flutter (Afl) is less common and is often associated with or preceded by AF or occurs in an isolated pattern. A major limitation of the currently published guidelines for the management of patients with AF and Afl is their complexity, the fact that official guidelines are published separately for each of these arrhythmias, and that they were published several years ago...
June 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506981/contemporary-trends-in-oral-anticoagulant-prescription-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-at-low-to-moderate-risk-of-stroke-after-guideline-recommended-change-in-use-of-the-chads2-to-the-cha2ds2-vasc-score-for-thromboembolic-risk-assessment-analysis-from-the-national
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David F Katz, Thomas M Maddox, Mintu Turakhia, Anil Gehi, Emily C O'Brien, Steven A Lubitz, Alexander Turchin, Gheorghe Doros, Lanyu Lei, Paul Varosy, Lucas Marzec, Jonathan C Hsu
BACKGROUND: Use of the CHA2DS2-VASc score instead of the CHADS2 score for thromboembolic risk stratification and initiation of oral anticoagulation (OAC) was recommended in the 2014 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines. We sought to define the proportion of patients with AF qualifying for and receiving OAC in contemporary practice by applying the CHA2DS2-VASc score to patients with a low CHADS2 score. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among patients with AF enrolled in the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry's outpatient Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence registry (2008-2014) CHADS2 score of 0 or 1, we calculated the impact of adoption of the CHA2DS2-VASc score on the proportion of patients with an indication for OAC...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506913/predicting-determinants-of-atrial-fibrillation-or-flutter-for-therapy-elucidation-in-patients-at-risk-for-thromboembolic-events-predate-af-study
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Javed M Nasir, William Pomeroy, Adam Marler, Matthew Hann, Tina Baykaner, Ronald Jones, Richard Stoll, Katherine Hursey, Angela Meadows, Jennifer Walker, Steve Kindsvater
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically significant cardiac rhythm disorder. There is considerable interest in screening for AF, as it is a leading cause of stroke, and oral anticoagulants (OACs) have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AF. Improved screening for AF with subsequent treatment may help improve long-term outcomes, but the optimal patient population and screening intensity are unknown. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we prospectively evaluated the use of the CHA2DS2-VASc score for the prediction of new-onset AF using insertable cardiac monitors (ICMs) and examined whether this screening led to the initiation of OAC therapy...
May 12, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506577/-oral-anticoagulants-adherence-in-elderly-patients-treated-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-era-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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L Drouin, M Gegu, J Mahe, L de Decker, G Berrut, P Chevalet
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the level of adherence to oral anticoagulants in the population of elderly patients treated for a non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) in the era of direct oral anticoagulants. PATIENTS AND METHOD: This transversal study used Morisky scale to assess adherence to oral anticoagulants. We also collected patients' reviews about the treatment and factors explaining a poor adherence. RESULTS: Between January and June 2015, 64 patients were included in Loire Atlantique...
May 12, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504030/practical-recommendations-for-the-choice-of-anticoagulants-in-the-management-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-on-ibrutinib
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Khai Li Chai, Gail Rowan, John F Seymour, Kate Burbury, Dennis Carney, Constantine S Tam
The management of AF represents a major challenge in patients with CLL, especially in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities who are representative of the majority of patients with CLL. This is especially complex in the case of ibrutinib. Many anticoagulants have potential for pharmacological interaction with ibrutinib, and ibrutinib itself has antiplatelet properties. Use of ibrutinib therapy in these patients mandates review and revision of the need for anticoagulation and best anticoagulant to use...
May 15, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501909/vitamin-k-antagonist-therapy-changes-in-the-treated-populations-and-in-management-results-in-italian-anticoagulation-clinics-compared-with-those-recorded-20%C3%A2-years-ago
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Gualtiero Palareti, Emilia Antonucci, Ludovica Migliaccio, Nicoletta Erba, Francesco Marongiu, Vittorio Pengo, Daniela Poli, Sophie Testa, Alberto Tosetto, Armando Tripodi, Marco Moia
Vitamin K antagonists (VKA) are the most widely used anticoagulants in the world. An appropriate management of treated patients is crucial for their efficacy and safety. The prospective, observational, multicenter, inception-cohort FCSA-START Register, a branch of START Register (NCT02219984) included VKA-treated patients managed by centers of Italian Federation of anticoagulation clinics (AC). Baseline patient characteristics and data during treatment were analyzed and compared with those of ISCOAT study, performed by the Federation and published in 1996/7...
May 13, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498066/atrial-fibrillation-in-pregnancy-a-growing-challenge
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Vasiliki Katsi, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Maria Marketou, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Fragiskos Parthenakis, Thomas Makris, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, P Vardas, Dimitris Tousoulis
Atrial fibrillation (AF) constitutes a relatively infrequent pregnancy complication, which may be a therapeutic Gordian knot. Indeed, sparse data exist regarding the prevalence, prognosis and management of AF during pregnancy. In general, AF occurs as a benign, self-limited arrhythmia but occasionally may have severe hemodynamic consequences in pregnant patients suffering from heart failure, congenital heart disease, or other comorbidities. Extra-cardiac causes of AF should always be meticulously excluded. Treatment decisions are difficult, since medications may cross placental barrier and potentially affect fetal growth and organogenesis or even result in fetal bradyarrhythmias...
May 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497899/replacing-warfarin-with-a-novel-oral-anticoagulant-risk-of-recurrent-bleeding-and-stroke-in-patients-with-warfarin-ineligible-or-failure-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-the-roar-study
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Mohit K Turagam, Valay Parikh, Muhammad R Afzal, Rakesh Gopinnathanair, Madhav Lavu, Arun Kanmanthareddy, Jayasree Pillarisetti, Madhu Reddy, Donita Atkins, Sudharani Bommana, Melissa Jaeger, Courtney Jeffery, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Pasquale Santangeli, Jie Cheng, Luigi Dibiase, Calambur Narasimhan, Andrea Natale, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
BACKGROUND: A significant proportion of patients treated with warfarin for atrial fibrillation (AF) become warfarin ineligible (WI) due to major bleeding events (MBE) or systemic thromboembolism (STE). We report a large multicenter real-world experience of the use of DOACs in these WI patients. METHODS: We report the outcomes of 263 WI patients treated with DOACs. The primary objective was to evaluate clinical outcomes of STE and MBE with DOACs. Secondary objective was to assess clinical predictors of repeat MBE and STE on DOACs...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496929/management-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-focus-on-treatment-options
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Pawel Matusik, Jacek Lelakowski, Barbara Malecka, Jacek Bednarek, Remigiusz Noworolski
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is leading cardiac arrhythmia with important clinical implications. Its diagnosis is usually made on the basis on 12-lead ECG or 24-hour Holter monitoring. More and more clinical evidence supports diagnostic use of cardiac event recorders and cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED). Treatment options in patients with atrial fibrillation are extensive and are based on chosen rhythm and/or rate control strategy. The use and selected contraindications to AF related pharmacotherapy, including anticoagulants are shown...
October 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493641/impact-of-pre-existing-or-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-on-30-day-clinical-outcomes-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-results-from-the-bravo-3-randomized-trial
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Christian Hengstenberg, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Samantha Sartori, Thierry Lefevre, Ghada Mikhail, Nicolas Meneveau, Christophe Tron, Raban Jeger, Christian Kupatt, Birgit Vogel, Serdar Farhan, Sabato Sorrentino, Madhav Sharma, Clayton Snyder, Oliver Husser, Peter Boekstegers, Rainer Hambrecht, Julian Widder, David Hildick-Smith, Marco De Carlo, Peter Wijngaard, Efthymios Deliargyris, Debra Bernstein, Usman Baber, Roxana Mehran, Prodromos Anthopoulos, George Dangas
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have suggested that patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are at higher risk for adverse cardiovascular events. Whether procedural bivalirudin compared to unfractionated heparin (UFH) has a beneficial effect on early outcomes in these patients is unknown. We examined for the effect of baseline or new-onset AF within 30 days of TAVR and explored for the effect of bivalirudin vs. UFH by AF status, on 30-day outcomes from the BRAVO 3 trial...
May 11, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493056/non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-special-populations-with-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
Arnaud Bisson, Denis Angoulvant, Raphael Philippart, Nicolas Clementy, Dominique Babuty, Laurent Fauchier
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke or systemic embolism compared with normal sinus rhythm. These strokes may efficiently be prevented in patients with risk factors using oral anticoagulant therapy, with either vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) (i.e., direct thrombin inhibitors or direct factor Xa inhibitors). Owing to their specific risk profiles, some AF populations may have increased risks of both thromboembolic and bleeding events...
May 10, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483832/screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-report-of-the-af-screen-international-collaboration
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REVIEW
Ben Freedman, John Camm, Hugh Calkins, Jeffrey S Healey, Mårten Rosenqvist, Jiguang Wang, Christine M Albert, Craig S Anderson, Sotiris Antoniou, Emelia J Benjamin, Giuseppe Boriani, Johannes Brachmann, Axel Brandes, Tze-Fan Chao, David Conen, Johan Engdahl, Laurent Fauchier, David A Fitzmaurice, Leif Friberg, Bernard J Gersh, David J Gladstone, Taya V Glotzer, Kylie Gwynne, Graeme J Hankey, Joseph Harbison, Graham S Hillis, Mellanie T Hills, Hooman Kamel, Paulus Kirchhof, Peter R Kowey, Derk Krieger, Vivian W Y Lee, Lars-Åke Levin, Gregory Y H Lip, Trudie Lobban, Nicole Lowres, Georges H Mairesse, Carlos Martinez, Lis Neubeck, Jessica Orchard, Jonathan P Piccini, Katrina Poppe, Tatjana S Potpara, Helmut Puererfellner, Michiel Rienstra, Roopinder K Sandhu, Renate B Schnabel, Chung-Wah Siu, Steven Steinhubl, Jesper H Svendsen, Emma Svennberg, Sakis Themistoclakis, Robert G Tieleman, Mintu P Turakhia, Arnljot Tveit, Steven B Uittenbogaart, Isabelle C Van Gelder, Atul Verma, Rolf Wachter, Bryan P Yan
Approximately 10% of ischemic strokes are associated with atrial fibrillation (AF) first diagnosed at the time of stroke. Detecting asymptomatic AF would provide an opportunity to prevent these strokes by instituting appropriate anticoagulation. The AF-SCREEN international collaboration was formed in September 2015 to promote discussion and research about AF screening as a strategy to reduce stroke and death and to provide advocacy for implementation of country-specific AF screening programs. During 2016, 60 expert members of AF-SCREEN, including physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, health economists, and patient advocates, were invited to prepare sections of a draft document...
May 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483209/the-population-based-long-term-impact-of-anticoagulant-and-antiplatelet-therapies-in-low-risk-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Anjani Golive, Heidi T May, Tami L Bair, Victoria Jacobs, Brian G Crandall, Michael J Cutler, John D Day, Charles Mallender, Jeffrey S Osborn, Scott M Stevens, J Peter Weiss, Scott C Woller, T Jared Bunch
Among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the risk of stroke risk is a significant concern. CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc ≤2 scoring have been used to stratify patients into categories of risk. Without randomized, prospective data, the need and type of long-term antithrombotic medications for thromboembolism prevention in lower risk AF patients remains controversial. We sought to define the long-term impact of anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy use in AF patients at low risk of stroke. A total of 56,764 patients diagnosed with AF and a CHADS2 score of 0 or 1, or CHA2DS2-VASc score of 0, 1, or 2 were studied...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482261/nonvitamin-k-dependent-oral-anticoagulants-noacs-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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REVIEW
L Di Lullo, C Ronco, M Cozzolino, D Russo, L Russo, B Di Iorio, A De Pascalis, V Barbera, M Galliani, E Vitaliano, C Campana, F Santoboni, A Bellasi
Atrial fibrillation (AF) represents the most common arrhythmia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). As in the general population, in CKD patients AF is associated with an increased risk of thromboembolism and stroke. However, CKD patients, especially those on renal replacement therapy (RRT), also exhibit an increased risk of bleeding, especially from the gastrointestinal tract. Oral anticoagulation is the most effective form of thromboprophylaxis in patients with AF presenting increased risk of stroke...
May 4, 2017: Thrombosis Research
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