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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764706/atrial-fibrillation-and-ischemic-events-with-rivaroxaban-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease-afire-protocol-for-a-multicenter-prospective-randomized-open-label-parallel-group-study
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Satoshi Yasuda, Koichi Kaikita, Hisao Ogawa, Masaharu Akao, Junya Ako, Tetsuya Matoba, Masato Nakamura, Katsumi Miyauchi, Nobuhisa Hagiwara, Kazuo Kimura, Atsushi Hirayama, Kunihiko Matsui
BACKGROUND: In atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), anticoagulants are commonly used in combination with antiplatelet drugs. However, dual therapy can increase the risk of bleeding, and the potential therapeutic benefits must be weighed against this. Therefore, it is recommended that dual therapy is only used for a limited time, and that monotherapy with anticoagulants should start from 1 year after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, there is a lack of evidence on the use of monotherapy, in particular with direct oral anticoagulants, in this group of patients...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759668/incidence-characteristics-and-clinical-course-of-device-related-thrombus-after-watchman-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-device-implantation-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients
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Shunsuke Kubo, Yukiko Mizutani, Krissada Meemook, Yoshifumi Nakajima, Asma Hussaini, Saibal Kar
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated characteristics and clinical impact of device-related thrombus formation after Watchman device implantation in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. BACKGROUND: Left atrial appendage occlusion using the Watchman device is an effective alternative to anticoagulation for stroke prevention in AF patients. However, device-related thrombus formation remains an important concern after Watchman implantation. METHODS: From 2006 to 2014, 119 consecutive AF patients underwent Watchman implantation...
December 11, 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753312/impact-of-aspirin-on-warfarin-control-as-measured-by-time-in-therapeutic-range
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Michelle L Boyce, Alexa Zayac, Arie Davis, Tony Badrick, Shailendra Anoopkumar-Dukie, Nijole Bernaitis
Warfarin is an oral anticoagulant widely prescribed for a variety of thromboembolic indications including venous thromboembolism (VTE) deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and the prevention of stroke associated for atrial fibrillation (AF).1 Warfarin requires ongoing monitoring of Internationalised Normalised Ratio (INR) due to a narrow therapeutic index and interactions with numerous drugs.2 The time in therapeutic range (TTR) is often used to indicate the quality of warfarin therapy due to the established correlation between higher mean TTR and reduced complications such as bleeding and thromboembolism...
May 12, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745996/how-do-anticoagulated-atrial-fibrillation-patients-who-suffer-ischemic-stroke-or-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage-differ
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Heidi Lehtola, Juha Hartikainen, Päivi Hartikainen, Tuomas Kiviniemi, Ilpo Nuotio, Antti Palomäki, Antti Ylitalo, K E Juhani Airaksinen, Pirjo Mustonen
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases risk of ischemic stroke, and oral anticoagulation (OAC) increases risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). This study aimed to compare OAC-treated AF patients with an ischemic stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) or spontaneous ICH as their first lifetime cerebrovascular event, especially focusing on patients with therapeutic international normalized ratio (INR). HYPOTHESIS: We assumed that in AF patients suffering ischemic stroke/TIA or ICH, patient characteristics could be different in patients with therapeutic INR than in patients with warfarin...
May 10, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740755/optimal-antithrombotic-treatment-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-triple-therapy-is-too-much
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M S Jacobs, R G Tieleman
Patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo a coronary intervention are eligible for both anticoagulation and (dual) antiplatelet therapy ((D)APT). An optimal balance has to be found to reduce the thromboembolic risk (i.e. stroke, systemic embolism and myocardial infarction) and to minimise the increased risk of bleeding with concomitant use of an anticoagulant and (D)APT. Owing to a lack of evidence, the guideline recommendations are predominantly based on expert opinion. Current evidence indicates that the combination of a non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant (NOAC) and clopidogrel is safer than vitamin-K oral antagonists plus DAPT, which increases the risk of bleeding, without clear advantages in regard to efficacy...
May 8, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718533/monotherapy-of-aspirin-or-warfarin-for-prevention-of-ischemic-stroke-in-low-risk-atrial-fibrillation-a-easter-asian-population-based-study
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Chieh-Yu Liu, Hui-Chun Chen
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of monotherapy aspirin and warfarin for stroke prevention in low-risk atrial fibrillation (AF) by using a population-based cohort study in Taiwan. METHODS: A newly diagnosed low-risk AF patient cohort were identified by using National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan in 2008. The study cohort was observed with a follow-up of 2 years to examine the onset of ischemic stroke (IS) (to 2010)...
May 2, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685722/is-von-willebrand-factor-associated-with-stroke-and-death-at-mid-term-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Yann Ancedy, Emmanuelle Berthelot, Sylvie Lang, Stéphane Ederhy, Louise Boyer-Chatenet, Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Laurie Soulat-Dufour, Arnaud Etienney, Saroumadi Adavane-Scheublé, Franck Boccara, Ariel Cohen
BACKGROUND: Heart failure and atrial fibrillation share common mechanisms that may contribute to hypercoagulability and thrombotic risk. Elevated von Willebrand factor (vWF) concentration has been associated with increased risk of thromboembolism and cardiovascular events. AIM: To investigate whether increased vWF plasma concentration predicts occurrence of a composite endpoint (all-cause death and stroke) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF)...
April 20, 2018: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679301/contemporary-antithrombotic-treatment-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-rationale-and-design-of-the-greek-antiplatelet-atrial-fibrillation-grape-af-registry
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Ioanna Xanthopoulou, Vasiliki-Maria Dragona, Periklis Davlouros, Costas Tsioufis, Efstathios Iliodromitis, Dimitrios Alexopoulos
BACKGROUND: Approximately 5 to 7% of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the treatment of coronary artery disease require chronic oral anticoagulation (OAC) on top of aspirin and a P2Y12 receptor antagonist, mainly due to non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). The advent of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) increased treatment options, while there is cumulative evidence that dual combination of a NOAC and a P2Y12 receptor antagonist attenuates risk of bleeding, compared to traditional triple therapy, consisting of a vitamin K antagonist (VKA), aspirin, and a P2Y12 receptor antagonist, without significantly compromising efficacy...
April 20, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679144/antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-should-we-change-our-practice-after-the-pioneer-af-pci-and-re-dual-pci-trials
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D Duerschmied, J Brachmann, H Darius, N Frey, H A Katus, W Rottbauer, A Schäfer, H Thiele, C Bode, Uwe Zeymer
The number of patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is increasing. Since these patients have a CHA2 DS2 -VASc score of 1 or higher, they should be treated with oral anticoagulation to prevent stroke. However, combination therapy with oral anticoagulation for prevention of embolic stroke and dual platelet inhibition for prevention of coronary thrombosis significantly increases bleeding complications. The optimal combination, intensity and duration of antithrombotic combination therapy is still not known...
April 20, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676224/20-year-trends-of-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-stroke-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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George Ntaios, Dimitrios Sagris, Fotios Gioulekas, Petros Galanis, Christianna Pardali, Anastasia Vemmou, Eleni Koroboki, Vasileios Papavasileiou, Sofia Vassilopoulou, Efstathios Manios, Konstantinos Makaritsis, Konstantinos Spengos, Dimos-Dimitrios Mitsikostas, Haralambos Milionis, Konstantinos Vemmos
Background The accurate knowledge of secular trends in prevalence, characteristics and outcomes of patients with ischemic stroke and atrial fibrillation allows better projections into the future. Aim We aimed to report the overall, age- and sex-specific secular trends of characteristics and outcomes of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and atrial fibrillation between 1993 and 2012 in the Athens Stroke Registry. Methods We used Joinpoint regression analysis to calculate the average annual percent changes and 95% confidence intervals...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611483/management-of-antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-or-atrial-fibrillation-who-underwent-abdominal-surgical-operations
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Dimitrios Schizas, Maria Kariori, Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, Gerasimos Siasos, Nikolaos Patelis, Charalampos Kalantzis, Moldovan Carmen-Maria, Manolis Vavuranakis
BACKGROUND: Patients treated with antithrombotic therapy that require abdominal surgical procedures has progressively increased overtime. The management of antithrombotics during both the peri- and post- operative period is of crucial importance. METHODS: The goal of this review is to present current data concerning the management of antiplatelets in patients with coronary artery disease and of anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation who had to undergo abdominal surgical operations...
April 2, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607737/dual-antiplatelet-therapy-after-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-single-center-experience-with-the-amplatzer-cardiac-plug
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Philippe B Bertrand, Melanie Habran, Karlijn Kenis, Julie Lecomte, Linde Moonen, Didier Stroobants, Edouard Benit
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) is an alternative to anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation patients at high bleeding risk. Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is generally recommended in the months following the procedure to prevent thrombotic complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of DAPT after LAAO in a single-centre population of high bleeding risk patients. METHODS: All patients who received DAPT after LAAO using the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug at Jessa Hospital (Hasselt, BE) between February 2011 and October 2016 were included...
April 1, 2018: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602943/hemoptysis-after-cardiomems-implantation-case-report-and-review
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Aniket S Rali, Zubair Shah, Andrew J Sauer, Kamal Gupta
BACKGROUND The CardioMEMS heart failure system is a small sensor that is placed in a branch pulmonary artery for ambulatory monitoring of pulmonary artery pressures. CardioMEMS has been approved for use in the United States in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III heart failure and frequent hospitalizations. In this report we describe a patient who had hemoptysis after CardioMEMS implantation. Further, we discuss possible etiologies for the occurrence of hemoptysis and suggest strategies to minimize this risk...
March 31, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599096/antithrombotic-therapy-trends-in-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-stent-implantation-results-from-a-survey-among-fellows-at-the-japanese-college-of-cardiology
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Daisuke Fukamachi, Atsushi Hirayama, Katsumi Miyauchi, Satoshi Yasuda, Hisao Ogawa, Hiroshi Ito, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Antithrombotic therapy with oral anticoagulants (OAC) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) after stent implantation, where dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is also recommended, is not established. Antithrombotic therapies prescribed vary widely among cardiologists and may change year by year, according to the accumulation of new evidence. METHODS: A questionnaire-based survey concerning the antithrombotic therapy prescribed for OAC-treated AF patients who underwent stent implantation was conducted from 2014 to 2016...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577768/antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-where-are-we-now
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Ryan G D'Angelo, Thaddeus McGiness, Laura H White
OBJECTIVE: To synthesize the literature and provide guidance to practitioners regarding double therapy (DT) and triple therapy (TT) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) requiring percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). DATA SOURCES: PubMed and MEDLINE (January 2000 to February 2018) were searched using the following terms: atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome, percutaneous coronary intervention, anticoagulation, dual-antiplatelet therapy, clopidogrel, aspirin, ticagrelor, prasugrel, and triple therapy...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528778/physician-decision-making-in-anticoagulating-atrial-fibrillation-a-prospective-survey-of-a-physician-notification-system-for-atrial-fibrillation-detected-on-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-of-patients-at-increased-risk-of-stroke
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Justin M Cloutier, Clarence Khoo, Brett Hiebert, Anthony Wassef, Colette M Seifer
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of a physician notification system for atrial fibrillation (AF) detected on cardiac devices, and to assess predictors of anticoagulation in patients with device-detected AF. METHODS: In 2013, a physician notification system for AF detected on a patient's CIED [including pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices] was implemented, with a recommendation to consider oral anticoagulation in high-risk patients...
April 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518782/aspirin-reduces-cardiac-interstitial-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-erk1-2-serpine2-and-p-akt-signalling-pathways
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Xuelian Li, GuoYuan Wang, MuGe QiLi, HaiHai Liang, TianShi Li, XiaoQiang E, Ying Feng, Ying Zhang, Xiao Liu, Ming Qian, BoZhi Xu, ZhiHang Shen, Samuel Chege Gitau, DanDan Zhao, HongLi Shan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cardiac interstitial fibrosis is an abnormality of various cardiovascular diseases, including myocardial infarction, hypertrophy, and atrial fibrillation, and it can ultimately lead to heart failure. However, there is a lack of practical therapeutic approaches to treat fibrosis and reverse the damage to the heart. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of long-term aspirin administration on pressure overload-induced cardiac fibrosis in mice and reveal the underlying mechanisms of aspirin treatment...
2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509922/a-systematic-review-of-direct-oral-anticoagulant-use-in-chronic-kidney-disease-and-dialysis-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jordanne Feldberg, Param Patel, Ashley Farrell, Sylvia Sivarajahkumar, Karen Cameron, Jennifer Ma, Marisa Battistella
Background: There is a lack of clear benefit and a potential risk of bleeding with direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) use in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and dialysis patients with atrial fibrillation. The objective of this study was to evaluate how treatment with DOACs affects stroke and bleeding outcomes compared with warfarin or aspirin. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials, cohort studies and case series, and searched electronic databases from 1946 to 2017...
March 2, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482375/antithrombotic-therapy-underutilization-in-patients-with-atrial-flutter
#19
Sanghun Lee, Nam Kyung Je
BACKGROUND: Patients with atrial fibrillation not being adequately treated with oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy, with therapy underutilization or premature termination, have been commonly reported. However, studies on the utilization pattern of OAC therapy for patients with atrial flutter (AFL) are few. The aim of this study was to investigate the utilization of OAC therapy, and its influencing factors for patients with AFL in South Korea, as well as the types and percentages of anticoagulants used...
May 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471572/-cardiovascular-medication-in-elderly-patients
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Robert H G Schwinger
Elderly people show increased probability to develop atherosclerotic diseases; in consequence heart failure - most often following coronary heart disease - as well as atrial fibrillation is more common. Following guidelines may lead to polypharmacy, i. e. use of more than 5 drugs daily. Thus, drug interactions as well as side effects become more likely; especially in elderly patients reduced kidney function has to be taken into account. Only drugs which have shown to prolong life or to reduce symptoms in controlled clinical trials should be used...
February 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
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