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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039622/quality-of-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulation-in-322-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-real-life-data-from-a-survey-in-eastern-switzerland
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Micha Tobias Maeder, Tabea König, Sanja Bogdanovic, Irene Schneider, Werner Eugster, Peter Ammann, Marius König, Jürg Beer, Hans Rickli
AIM OF THE STUDY: To better appreciate the role of the non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation in Switzerland we aimed to assess the quality of vitamin K antagonist (VKA) anticoagulation in daily practice. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, clinically stable patients on VKA treatment for non-valvular atrial fibrillation for at least 6 months, documentation of international normalised ratio (INR) values for at least 3 months and with at least two INR values were included...
October 17, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038991/pathophysiological-and-therapeutic-implications-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Felix Hohendanner, F R Heinzel, F Blaschke, B M Pieske, W Haverkamp, H L Boldt, A S Parwani
Heart failure and atrial fibrillation are common and responsible for significant mortality of patients. Both share the same risk factors like hypertension, ischemic heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arteriosclerosis, and age. A variety of microscopic and macroscopic changes favor the genesis of atrial fibrillation in patients with preexisting heart failure, altered subcellular Ca(2+) homeostasis leading to increased cellular automaticity as well as concomitant fibrosis that are induced by pressure/volume overload and altered neurohumoral states...
October 16, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021008/medication-review-and-transitions-of-care-a-case-report-of-a-decade-old-medication-error
#3
Rachel Comer, Mitsi Lizer
A 69-year-old Caucasian male with a 25-year history of paranoid schizophrenia was brought to the emergency department because of violence toward the staff in his nursing facility. He was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection and was admitted to the behavioral health unit for medication stabilization. History included a five-year state psychiatric hospital admission and nursing facility placement. Because of poor cognitive function, the patient was unable to corroborate medication history, so the pharmacy student on rotation performed an in-depth chart review...
October 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973247/association-between-use-of-non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-with-and-without-concurrent-medications-and-risk-of-major-bleeding-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Shang-Hung Chang, I-Jun Chou, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Meng-Jiun Chiou, Ming-Shien Wen, Chi-Tai Kuo, Lai-Chu See, Chang-Fu Kuo
Importance: Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are commonly prescribed with other medications that share metabolic pathways that may increase major bleeding risk. Objective: To assess the association between use of NOACs with and without concurrent medications and risk of major bleeding in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cohort study using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance database and including 91 330 patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who received at least 1 NOAC prescription of dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixaban from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2016, with final follow-up on December 31, 2016...
October 3, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960089/efficacy-and-safety-of-dronedarone-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Mohammed Hasan Khan, Yogita Rochlani, Wilbert S Aronow
Dronedarone, a derivative of amiodarone with structural modifications, was designed to have similar electrophysiological properties with a less toxic profile. Areas covered: Brief overview of the pharmacology of dronedarone followed by a summary of randomized clinical trials testing the efficacy of dronedarone in maintaining normal sinus rhythm and clinical outcomes associated with these trials. In depth discussion and commentary on trial findings which may seem contradictory at first approach and brief discussion of post-marketing surveillance studies...
October 6, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947526/management-of-amiodarone-extravasation-with-intradermal-hyaluronidase
#6
Ashley N Fox, Ruben Villanueva, Jamie L Miller
PURPOSE: The case of a patient who experienced extravasation while receiving amiodarone via a peripheral infusion and was treated with intradermal hyaluronidase is reported. SUMMARY: A 60-year-old Caucasian man arrived at the emergency department after a motor vehicle collision. The patient was noted to have a subdural hematoma, multiple rib fractures, sternal body fracture, abdominal wall injury, left clavicle fracture, right humerus fracture, and vertebral fractures...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932497/evaluation-of-amiodarone-versus-metoprolol-in-treating-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#7
Alireza Kamali, Amir Sanatkar, Mehrzad Sharifi, Esmaeil Moshir
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia affecting patients in open heart ICU after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Most cardiac surgery textbooks recommend beta blockers as the drug of choice for treating such a condition while many experienced physicians and a number of anesthesiology references offer amiodarone as the drug of choice. Therefore, because of insufficient evidence and the aforementioned controversy, we decided to conduct a study evaluating these two antiarrhythmic medicines...
June 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929012/current-practice-in-the-management-of-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-critically-ill-patients-a-uk-wide-survey
#8
Chung Shen Chean, Daniel McAuley, Anthony Gordon, Ingeborg Dorothea Welters
BACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in critically ill patients. Although evidence base and expert consensus opinion for management have been summarised in several international guidelines, no specific considerations for critically ill patients have been included. We aimed to establish current practice of management of critically ill patients with new-onset AF. METHODS: We designed a short user-friendly online questionnaire...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917011/prevalence-predictors-and-prognostic-implications-of-pr-interval-prolongation-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Theodora Nikolaidou, Pierpaolo Pellicori, Jufen Zhang, Syed Kazmi, Kevin M Goode, John G Cleland, Andrew L Clark
AIMS: To determine the prevalence, incidence, predictors, and prognostic implications of PR interval prolongation in patients referred with suspected heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients referred with suspected heart failure were prospectively enrolled. After excluding patients with implantable cardiac devices and atrial fibrillation, 1420 patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HeFREF) [age: median 71 (interquartile range IQR 63-78) years; men: 71%; NT-ProBNP: 1319 (583-3378) ng/L], 1094 with heart failure and normal ejection fraction (HeFNEF) [age: 76 (70-82) years; men: 47%; NT-ProBNP: 547 (321-1171) ng/L], and 1150 without heart failure [age: 68 (60-75) years; men: 51%; NT-ProBNP: 86 (46-140) ng/L] were included...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916640/clinical-profile-and-consequences-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Ethan J Rowin, Anais Hausvater, Mark S Link, Patrick Abt, William Gionfriddo, Wendy Wang, Hassan Rastegar, N A Mark Estes, Martin S Maron, Barry J Maron
Background -Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common sustained arrhythmia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), is capable of producing symptoms that impact quality of life and is associated with risk for embolic stroke. However, the influence of AF on clinical course and outcome in HCM remains incompletely resolved. Methods -Records were accessed of 1558 consecutive patients followed at the Tufts Medical Center Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Institute for 4.8 ± 3.4 years, from 2004 to 2014. Results -Of the 1558 HCM patients, 304 (20%) had episodes of AF, of which 226 (74%) were confined to symptomatic paroxysmal AF (PAF; average 5 ± 5; range 1 to > 20), while 78 (26%) developed permanent AF, preceded by 7 ± 6 PAF episodes...
September 15, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912982/severe-thyrotoxicosis-secondary-to-povidone-iodine-from-peritoneal-dialysis
#11
Kirstie Lithgow, Christopher Symonds
A 73-year-old male on home peritoneal dialysis (PD) with recent diagnosis of atrial fibrillation presented with fatigue and dyspnea. Hyperthyroidism was diagnosed with TSH < 0.01 mIU/L and FT4 > 100 pmol/L. He had no personal or family history of thyroid disease. There had been no exposures to CT contrast, amiodarone, or iodine. Technetium thyroid scan showed diffusely decreased uptake. He was discharged with a presumptive diagnosis of thyroiditis. Three weeks later, he had deteriorated clinically...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882638/delayed-onset-of-atrial-fibrillation-and-ventricular-tachycardia-after-an-automobile-lightning-strike
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Dorian Drigalla, Shannon E Essler, C Keith Stone
BACKGROUND: Lightning strike is a rare medical emergency. The primary cause of death in lightning strike victims is immediate cardiac arrest. The mortality rate from lightning exposure can be as high as 30%, with up to 70% of patients left with significant morbidity. CASE REPORT: An 86-year-old male was struck by lightning while driving his vehicle and crashed. On initial emergency medical services evaluation, he was asymptomatic with normal vital signs. During his transport, he lost consciousness several times and was found to be in atrial fibrillation with intermittent runs of ventricular tachycardia during the unconscious periods...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865890/natriuretic-propeptides-as-markers-of-atrial-fibrillation-burden-and-recurrence-from-the-amio-cat-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Stine Darkner, Jens Peter Goetze, Xu Chen, Kristoffer Henningsen, Steen Pehrson, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen
Natriuretic peptides are established plasma markers of systolic heart failure, but their usefulness for the evaluation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is unknown. We examined mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in patients undergoing ablation for AF. A subpopulation of 102 patients (median age 60 [52;65], 82% male) from the AMIO-CAT trial (Recurrence of arrhythmia following short-term oral AMIOdarone after CATheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study) undergoing ablation for paroxysmal (n = 55) or persistent (n = 47) AF was studied...
October 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862932/atrial-fibrillation-in-heart-failure-us-ambulatory-cardiology-practices-and-the-potential-for-uptake-of-catheter-ablation-an-national-cardiovascular-data-registry-ncdr-%C3%A2-research-to-practice-r2p-project
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Jehu S Mathew, Lucas N Marzec, Kevin F Kennedy, Philip G Jones, Paul D Varosy, Frederick A Masoudi, Thomas M Maddox, Larry A Allen
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction frequently coexist. The AATAC (Ablation versus Amiodarone for Treatment of persistent Atrial fibrillation in patients with Congestive heart failure and an implantable device) trial suggests that catheter ablation may benefit these patients. However, applicability to contemporary ambulatory cardiology practice is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using the outpatient National Cardiovascular Data Registry(®) Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence Registry, we identified participants meeting AATAC enrollment criteria between 2013 and 2014...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853765/pulmonary-embolism-four-days-after-interruption-of-therapy-with-rivaroxaban
#15
Gabor Göndör, Claudia Stöllberger
Thrombosis after cessation of anticoagulation, also named rebound thrombosis, is a matter of concern and controversy. There are only few published data about occurrence of rebound thrombosis associated with non-vitamin K-antagonist oral anticoagulant drugs (NOACs). We report on a 58-year-old male with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) with a CHA2DS2VASC score of 4 who developed central pulmonary embolism four days after interruption of rivaroxaban because of parotid surgery. He had received 40 mg enoxaparin/d...
October 26, 2017: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814251/the-role-of-radiopharmaceuticals-in-amiodarone-induced-thyroid-pathology
#16
Doina Piciu, Alexandru Irimie
Amiodarone is a di-iodinated benzofuran derivative and is classified as a class III antiarrhythmic agent. It is one of the most powerful and effective antiarrhythmics, being a first-line agent due to its ability to treat ventricular and supraventricular dysrhythmias; since 1960 the drug has become one of the most frequently prescribed antiarrhythmics, despite its potentially serious, side effects. By far, one of the most challenging condition is the thyroid pathology induced by this drug. Each 200 mg tablet of amiodarone contains approximately 75 mg of iodine, 3-10% from each tablet being released as free iodine...
August 16, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794867/rapid-onset-of-amiodarone-induced-pulmonary-toxicity-after-lung-lobe-resection-a-case-report-and-review-of-recent-literature
#17
Heiko Baumann, Phillip Fichtenkamm, Thomas Schneider, Jürgen Biscoping, Michael Henrich
Amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity (APT) is a severe side effect that can lead to lung fibrosis or fatal respiratory failure. Usually APT occurs during long term therapy after administration of prolonged loading doses or high cumulative doses. We present the case of a 58 year old woman who underwent thoracic surgery with lobe resection. She developed atrial fibrillation with hemodynamic-instability on the first post-operative day. We initiated amiodarone therapy and four days later she developed respiratory failure...
September 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726654/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-amiodarone-and-carvedilol-combination-in-treatment-of-patients-with-severe-cardiac-rhythm-disorders
#18
E Tsetskhladze, I Khintibidze
Different arrhythmias are cause of sudden death in many patients with heart failure. Amiodarone is usually used for prevent this arrhythmias, but it is not drug of choice for treatment the patients with heart failure. We retrospectively analyzed 142 patients with moderate and severe heart failure and history of myocardial infarction. These patients have received amiodarone, carvedilol or combination of these two medications together with standard therapy. In our retrospective analysis, the combination therapy with Amiodarone and Carvedilol had highly significant decrease arrhythmic death compare with carvedilol and amiodarone groups...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722795/influence-of-renal-function-on-anticoagulation-control-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-taking-vitamin-k-antagonists
#19
José M Lobos-Bejarano, Angel Castellanos Rodríguez, Vivencio Barrios, Carlos Escobar, José Polo-García, José Carlos Del Castillo-Rodríguez, Diego Vargas-Ortega, Adriana Lopez-Pineda, Luis Prieto-Valiente, Gregory Y H Lip
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been related to poor anticoagulation control and an increased risk of bleeding. This study aims to evaluate the association between impaired renal function (eGFR <60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) ) and anticoagulation control in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) on vitamin K antagonists (VKA) therapy. We also assessed whether the predictive value of the SAMe-TT2 R2 score prevailed for subgroups both with and without CKD...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684901/comparison-of-posttransplant-outcomes-in-patients-with-no-acute-or-chronic-amiodarone-use-before-heart-transplantation
#20
Rasmus Rivinius, Matthias Helmschrott, Arjang Ruhparwar, Fabrice F Darche, Dierk Thomas, Tom Bruckner, Hugo A Katus, Andreas O Doesch
BACKGROUND: Major concerns about the safety of pretransplant amiodarone use have been raised. As a result of its long half-life, the cardiac allograft is exposed to amiodarone posing potential risks such as bradycardia, requirement for pacemaker implantation, or increased mortality after heart transplantation (HTX). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the posttransplant outcomes of patients with no, acute, or chronic amiodarone use before HTX. METHODS: This retrospective single-center study included 530 adult patients who received HTX between 06/1989 and 12/2012...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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