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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920399/anticoagulation-for-stroke-prevention-in-elderly-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-what-are-the-obstacles
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C W Wong
The elderly with atrial fibrillation are more prone to stroke. Oral anticoagulants such as warfarin are effective in the prevention of atrial fibrillation-associated stroke and systemic embolism. The CHADS2 or CHA2D2-VASc score and HAS-BLED score were developed to stratify stroke risk associated with atrial fibrillation and bleeding risk in a patient with atrial fibrillation, respectively, to facilitate the decision for and safe use of oral anticoagulant. Nonetheless, the decision for anticoagulation is not straightforward and the elderly with non-valvular atrial fibrillation are often precluded from anticoagulant prescription...
December 2016: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909151/cerebrovascular-disease-associated-risk-factors-and-antithrombotic-therapy-in-a-population-screening-cohort-insights-from-the-belgian-heart-rhythm-week-programme
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Marco Proietti, Georges H Mairesse, Peter Goethals, Christophe Scavee, Johan Vijgen, Ivan Blankoff, Yves Vandekerckhove, Gregory Yh Lip
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular disease confers a major healthcare burden worldwide and is a major cause of death and disability. Several well-established risk factors, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), are associated with cerebrovascular disease and antithrombotic therapy reduces risk. DESIGN: This study was a subgroup analysis from the Belgian Heart Rhythm Week, a nationwide AF awareness programme. METHODS: We studied subjects screened between 2012 and 2014 with available data on clinical risk factors and antithrombotic treatment...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903864/oral-thrombin-inhibitor-aggravates-platelet-adhesion-and-aggregation-during-arterial-thrombosis
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Tobias Petzold, Manuela Thienel, Ildiko Konrad, Irene Schubert, Ron Regenauer, Boj Hoppe, Michael Lorenz, Annekathrin Eckart, Sue Chandraratne, Carsten Lennerz, Christof Kolb, Daniel Braun, Janina Jamasbi, Richard Brandl, Siegmund Braun, Wolfgang Siess, Christian Schulz, Steffen Massberg
In patients with atrial fibrillation, oral anticoagulation with oral thrombin inhibitors (OTIs), in contrast to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), associates with a modest increase in acute coronary syndromes (ACSs). Whether this observation is causatively linked to OTI treatment and, if so, whether OTI action is the result of a lower antithrombotic efficacy of OTI compared to VKA or reflects a yet undefined prothrombotic activity of OTI remain unclear. We analyzed platelet function in patients receiving OTI or dose-adapted VKA under static and flow conditions...
November 30, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903391/-current-status-of-warfarin-therapy-in-chinese-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-a-single-center-analysis
#4
S J Zhao, H W Zhao, X P Wang, C Y Gao, Y H Qin, H X Cai, B Y Chen, J J Cao
Objective: To investigate the current status of warfarin therapy and the related factors in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation(NVAF) based on data from a single center. Methods: We analyzed clinical data including baseline clinical characteristics, complications, concomitant medications and anti-thrombotic treatment in patients who were admitted to our hospital with NVAF from January 2014 to June 2014. The data were analyzed by t test, Chi-square test, fisher exact test and binary logistic regression analysis for the above indexes with warfarin utilization...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882517/cost-effectiveness-of-apixaban-versus-warfarin-or-aspirin-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-greek-perspective
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Kostas Athanasakis, Nadia Boubouchairopoulou, Eleftheria Karampli, Filippos Tarantilis, Paraskevi Savvari, Aikaterini Bilitou, John Kyriopoulos
BACKGROUND: Strokes attributed to atrial fibrillation (AF) represent a major cause of adult disability and a great burden to society and healthcare systems. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to assess the cost effectiveness of apixaban, a direct acting oral anticoagulant (DOAC), versus warfarin or aspirin for patients with AF in the Greek healthcare setting. METHODS: We used a previously published Markov model to simulate clinical events for patients with AF treated with apixaban, the vitamin K antagonist (VKA) warfarin, or aspirin...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870977/longitudinal-treatment-patterns-with-adp-receptor-inhibitors-after-myocardial-infarction-insights-from-the-canadian-observational-antiplatelet-study
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Akshay Bagai, Tracy Y Wang, Shaun G Goodman, Harold N Fisher, Robert C Welsh, Jean-Pierre Dery, Xiang Zhang, Yajun E Zhu, Asim N Cheema, Payam Dehghani, Saleem A Kassam, John Ducas, Neil Brass, Hahn Hoe Kim, Anthony Fung, Erick Schampaert, Ata Ur Rehman Quraishi, Shamir R Mehta
BACKGROUND: After myocardial infarction (MI) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), guidelines recommend dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and an ADP receptor inhibitor (ADPri) for at least 1year. However, whether real-world Canadian practice patterns reflect this recommendation is unknown. METHODS: We studied 2175 MI patients treated with PCI and discharged from 26 Canadian hospitals between 12/2011 and 05/2013 in the Canadian Observational Antiplatelet sTudy (COAPT)...
November 14, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867289/amplatzer-cardiac-plug-for-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-bigger-left-atrial-appendix-size
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Yoga Yuniadi, Dicky A Hanafy, Sunu B Raharjo, Ario Soeryo, IIf Yasmina, Amiliana M Soesanto
Left atrial appendage (LAA) dimensions have been shown as an independent predictor of higher risk for stroke in AF patients. Little data exist on the outcomes after LAA closure in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) who have relatively bigger LAA size. This study aims to evaluate the results associated with LAA closure with the Amplatzer cardiac plug (ACP, AGA, St. Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN) in bigger LAA size. A total of 25 patients with NVAF underwent LAA closure with the ACP device. All patients received short-term (up to 3 months) dual-antiplatelet therapy (clopidogrel and aspirin) after the procedure and aspirin only thereafter...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798365/atrial-fibrillation-in-new-zealand-primary-care-prevalence-risk-factors-for-stroke-and-the-management-of-thromboembolic-risk
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Andrew M Tomlin, Hywel S Lloyd, Murray W Tilyard
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation is a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease but there is limited information on its prevalence in New Zealand primary care or the treatment provided to manage thromboembolic risk. Our aim was to estimate the prevalence of atrial fibrillation, assess patient risk for thromboembolism and evaluate the appropriateness of risk reduction using antiplatelet and oral anticoagulation therapy. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study utilising electronic medical records for 739,000 patients registered with 170 general practices in 2014...
October 19, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769175/warfarin-use-and-stroke-bleeding-and-mortality-risk-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jingwen Tan, Shuiqing Liu, Jodi B Segal, G Caleb Alexander, Mara McAdams-DeMarco
BACKGROUND: Patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD), including stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD), hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD), are at high risk for stroke-related morbidity, mortality and bleeding. The overall risk/benefit balance of warfarin treatment among patients with ESRD and AF remains unclear. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the associations of warfarin use and stroke outcome, bleeding outcome or mortality in patients with ESRD and AF...
October 21, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747688/anticoagulation-therapy-considerations-in-factor-vii-deficiency
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Eric Paulus, Kathy Komperda, Gabriel Park, Julie Fusco
Factor VII (FVII) deficiency is the most prevalent rare bleeding disorder in the USA and affects approximately 1 out of every 500,000 people. Warfarin inhibits the synthesis of FVII, in addition to other clotting factors. Warfarin is contraindicated in patients with bleeding tendencies or blood dyscrasias; therefore, the literature regarding the use of warfarin in FVII deficiency is very limited. We report a successful re-challenge of warfarin therapy in a patient with FVII deficiency. A 70-year-old woman with FVII deficiency experienced a significant decrease in FVII activity and subsequent vaginal bleeding roughly 5 weeks after starting warfarin for atrial fibrillation...
December 2016: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734642/current-perspective-on-use-of-noac-in-clinical-practice-in-india
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Jamshed J Dalal, Anil Dhall, Abhay Bhave
Oral vitamin K antagonists (VKA) such as warfarin have been the mainstay of therapy for stroke prevention in patients with non valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) while low-molecular-weight heparin, fondaparinux and adjusted-dose warfarin or aspirin have been routinely used for thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement. However, VKAs are associated with considerable limitations, including increased risk of bleeding and narrow therapeutic window. Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs, now referred as Non Vit K dependent oral anticoagulants), including the direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran and direct Factor Xa inhibitors such as rivaroxaban and apixaban are now approved alternatives to warfarin for prophylaxis of stroke and systemic embolic events (SEE) in patients with NVAF and treatment and prophylaxis of VTE...
April 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712649/high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-and-risk-of-stroke-in-atrial-fibrillation-from-the-reasons-for-geographic-and-racial-differences-in-stroke-study
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Farah Z Dawood, Suzanne Judd, Virginia J Howard, Nita A Limdi, James F Meschia, Mary Cushman, George Howard, David M Herrington, Elsayed Z Soliman
The relation between inflammation and prothrombotic state in atrial fibrillation (AF) is well recognized. This suggests a potential role for high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), a marker of systemic inflammation, in improving prediction of stroke in participants with AF. Cox proportional hazard analysis was used to examine the risk of stroke in 25,841 participants (40% black and 55% women) with and without AF who were enrolled in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study from 2003 to 2007...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699648/clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-of-apixaban-compared-to-aspirin-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-an-australian-perspective
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Zanfina Ademi, Kumar Pasupathi, Danny Liew
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of apixaban compared to aspirin in the prevention of thromboembolic events for patients with atrial fibrillation for whom vitamin K antagonist (VKA) therapy (warfarin) has been considered unsuitable. METHODS: A previously published Markov model with yearly cycles was updated. Information from the Apixaban Versus Acetylsalicylic acid to prevent Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation (AVERROES) trial in combination with other population data was used to simulate the costs and effects of apixaban compared to aspirin over 10 years...
October 4, 2016: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693110/percutaneous-balloon-mitral-valvuloplasty-and-closure-of-the-left-atrial-appendage-synergy-of-two-procedures-in-one-percutaneous-intervention
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Daniele Gemma, Raúl Moreno Gómez, Jaime Fernández de Bobadilla, Guillermo Galeote García, Teresa López Fernandez, Jose R López-Mínguez, José L López-Sendón
Mitral stenosis (MS) is frequently associated with the development of atrial fibrillation (AF) as a consequence of hemodynamic and inflammatory changes in the left atrium. Both conditions predispose to thrombus formation, with frequent involvement of the left atrial appendage (LAA), and consequent increase in the incidence of systemic thromboembolic events. Percutaneous mitral valvuloplasty (PMV) reduces the risk of thromboembolism in patients with significant mitral stenosis. Percutaneous LAA closure is also associated with a reduction in thromboembolic risk in patients with AF, but there are no data regarding the use of this technique in patients with significant mitral valve disease...
September 29, 2016: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671272/impact-of-a-computerized-antithrombotic-risk-assessment-tool-on-the-prescription-of-thromboprophylaxis-in-atrial-fibrillation-hospital-setting
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E Pandya, N Masood, Y Wang, I Krass, B Bajorek
The computerized antithrombotic risk assessment tool (CARAT) is an online decision-support algorithm that facilitates a systematic review of a patient's stroke risk, bleeding risk, and pertinent medication safety considerations, to generate an individualized treatment recommendation. The CARAT was prospectively applied across 2 hospitals in the greater Sydney area. Its impact on antithrombotics utilization for thromboprophylaxis in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation was evaluated. Factors influencing prescribers' treatment selection were identified...
September 26, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665101/combined-aspirin-and-anticoagulant-therapy-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#16
Charlotte H So, Mark H Eckman
The combined use of aspirin and oral anticoagulant therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and stable coronary artery disease (CAD) has been questioned due to an increased risk of major bleeding with little to no benefit in preventing ischemic events. (1) To better understand patterns and indications for combined antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy and identify patients who might reasonably be treated with oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy alone. (2) To perform an updated literature review regarding the use of combined antiplatelet and OAC therapy in patients with AF and stable CAD...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597298/-acute-coronary-syndrome-is-there-a-place-for-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#17
Guillaume Cayla, Florence Leclercq, Laurent Schmutz, Luc Cornillet, Bertrand Ledermann, Patrick Messner, Benoit Lattuca
Venous thromboembolism and atrial fibrillation are two important indications of direct oral anticoagulants. Acute coronary syndrome is another potential indication of prolonged antithrombotic therapy in addition to antiplatelet therapy. Phase 2 and 3 studies were conducted with different molecules at different doses in acute coronary syndrome in addition to dual antiplatelet therapy. Studies have not shown a reduction of ischemic events for dabigatran and apixaban, but an excess of bleeding complications was observed...
September 2, 2016: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595682/use-of-concomitant-aspirin-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-findings-from-the-rocket-af-trial
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Rohan Shah, Anne Hellkamp, Yuliya Lokhnygina, Richard C Becker, Scott D Berkowitz, Günter Breithardt, Werner Hacke, Jonathan L Halperin, Graeme J Hankey, Keith A A Fox, Christopher C Nessel, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Jonathan P Piccini, Daniel E Singer, Manesh R Patel
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the relationship between aspirin use and clinical outcomes in patients enrolled in Rivaroxaban Once Daily Oral Direct Factor Xa Inhibition Compared with Vitamin K Antagonism for Prevention of Stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial Fibrillation (ROCKET AF), in particular, those with known coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Patients in ROCKET AF, comparing rivaroxaban and warfarin, were analyzed. Aspirin use was assessed at baseline...
September 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581874/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-compared-with-pharmacological-strategies-for-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Vivian Wing-Yan Lee, Ronald Bing-Ching Tsai, Ines Hang-Iao Chow, Bryan Ping-Yen Yan, Mehmet Gungor Kaya, Jai-Wun Park, Yat-Yin Lam
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) is a promising therapy for stroke prophylaxis in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) but its cost-effectiveness remains understudied. This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of LAAO for stroke prophylaxis in NVAF. METHODS: A Markov decision analytic model was used to compare the cost-effectiveness of LAAO with 7 pharmacological strategies: aspirin alone, clopidogrel plus aspirin, warfarin, dabigatran 110 mg, dabigatran 150 mg, apixaban, and rivaroxaban...
2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565838/aspirin-and-renal-insufficiency-progression-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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Daniele Pastori, Pasquale Pignatelli, Francesco Perticone, Angela Sciacqua, Roberto Carnevale, Alessio Farcomeni, Stefania Basili, Gino R Corazza, Giovanni Davì, Gregory Y H Lip, Francesco Violi
BACKGROUND: In experimental models, thromboxane (Tx)A2 reduced renal perfusion and accelerated renal failure. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between the use of aspirin, which inhibits TxA2 production, and the incidence of an estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) <60 and <45ml/min/1.73m(2) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: Prospective multicentre observational cohort study including 800 anticoagulated AF patients; CKD was defined as an eGFR <90ml/min/1...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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