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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147971/-antiplatelet-or-anticoagulative-strategies-after-surgical-interventional-valve-treatment
#1
A Jobs, T Stiermaier, S Klotz, I Eitel
At the end of August 2017 the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) published new joint guidelines for the treatment of valvular heart disease. These guidelines incorporate the scientific progress since the last version of the guidelines published in 2012. This article reviews current guideline recommendations for antiplatelet and anticoagulative therapy after surgical/interventional treatment of the aortic and mitral valves and discusses the underlying scientific evidence...
November 16, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147720/anticoagulation-in-atrial-fibrillation-current-evidence-and-guideline-recommendations
#2
J W Erath, S H Hohnloser
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most frequently encountered sustained arrhythmia with a prevalence of 0.5-10%, depending predominantly on age. The arrhythmia is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, mainly due to thromboembolic events including stroke and systemic embolisms. These complications can be effectively prevented with anticoagulation therapy either with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) or with non-vitamin K antagonists (NOAC). VKA therapy is effective in preventing strokes but these medications are difficult to use, are associated with significant bleeding risk, and have pharmacokinetic/dynamic properties that make their use cumbersome...
November 17, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146484/association-between-ischemic-and-bleeding-risk-scores-and-the-use-of-new-p2y12-inhibitors-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#3
Pedro J Flores-Blanco, Francisco Cambronero-Sánchez, Sergio Raposeiras-Roubin, Emad Abu-Assi, Gunnar Leithold, Rafael Cobas-Paz, Ana I Rodríguez Serrano, Francisco Calvo-Iglesias, Mariano Valdés, James L Januzzi, Andrés Iñiguez-Romo, Sergio Manzano-Fernández
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) guidelines recommend the use of newer P2Y12 inhibitors (prasugrel and ticagrelor) over clopidogrel in patients with moderate-to-high ischemic risk, unless they have an increased bleeding risk. The aim of our study was to assess the GRACE risk score and the CRUSADE bleeding risk score relative to prescription of newer P2Y12 inhibitors at discharge in ACS patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a multicenter ACS registry; 3515 consecutive patients were included...
November 13, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139019/pharmacists-confidence-when-providing-pharmaceutical-care-on-anticoagulants-a-multinational-survey
#4
John Papastergiou, Nadir Kheir, Katerina Ladova, Silas Rydant, Fabio De Rango, Sotiris Antoniou, Reka Viola, Maria Dolores Murillo, Stephane Steurbaut, Filipa Alves da Costa
Background Guidelines on the management of orally anticoagulated patients are continuously evolving, leading to an increased need for pharmacists to be fully integrated in care provision. Objective To identify self-reported gaps in confidence among practicing pharmacists in the area of anticoagulation. Setting Pharmacists in different work settings in different countries. Method Cross-sectional international survey from October 2015 till November 2016 among pharmacists working in different settings to assess their level of confidence when delivering anticoagulants as well as to identify possible educational needs regarding this medication class...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138143/minimally-invasive-stand-alone-cox-maze-procedure-for-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-perioperative-safety-and-5-year-outcomes
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Niv Ad, Sari D Holmes, Ted Friehling
BACKGROUND: Rhythm control is challenging in patients with extended atrial fibrillation (AF) duration and persistent/long-standing persistent AF. Among surgical approaches to treat AF, the Cox maze procedure performed using alternative energy sources remains superior to other beating heart techniques. We examined permanence of safety and success for the on-pump, minimally invasive, stand-alone Cox maze procedure 5 years after surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Stand-alone, right 5 cm minithoracotomy, Cox maze III/IV procedure for nonparoxysmal AF was conducted in 133 patients (mean follow-up=65±34 months)...
November 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136561/calibrated-automated-thrombogram-values-in-infants-with-cardiac-surgery-before-and-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Alessandra Rizza, Giovina Di Felice, Rosa Luciano, Ottavia Porzio, Ombretta Panizzon, Maurizio Muraca, Paola Cogo
INTRODUCTION: Impaired thrombin generation has been associated to increase bleeding after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), especially in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate standard coagulation assay, thrombin generation by calibrated automated thrombogram (CAT), thromboelastography (TEG) and procoagulant phospholipids (PPL) activity in infants undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective observational study performed in children aged <24months undergoing cardiac surgery with CPB...
September 21, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131406/testicular-vein-thrombosis-incidence-of-recurrent-venous-thromboembolism-and-survival
#7
Charles J Lenz, Robert D McBane, Kevin P Cohoon, Dawid T Janczak, Benjamin S Simmons, Rayya A Saadiq, Malgorzata Mimier, Ana I Casanegra, Paul R Daniels, Waldemar E Wysokinski
PURPOSE: Testicular vein thrombosis (TVT) etiology, recurrence, and survival were compared with lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in order to determine whether treatment guidelines for DVT could be applied to TVT. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An inception cohort of patients with confirmed TVT (January 1995-October 2015) was compared to a control group of patients with lower extremity DVT matched by age, gender, and diagnosis date. RESULTS: Thirty-nine men with TVT were identified; 15 (38%) with isolated TVT...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129761/are-antiplatelet-and-anticoagulants-drugs-a-risk-factor-for-bleeding-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#8
Laura Uccella, Cesare Zoia, Daniele Bongetta, Paolo Gaetani, Franz Martig, Christian Candrian, Raffaele Rosso
OBJECT: facing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) clinicians must decide whether to perform a CT scan to detect a potential intracranial hemorrhage.Many useful guidelines have been developed for general population, but there is no general consensus about the best practice to adopt when dealing with patients on antiplatelet or anticoagulation drugs. The relatively recent introduction of new anticoagulants and second generation antiplatelet drugs poses new challenges in this field. There is no data in the literature about the relative risk of intracranial bleeding in such categories...
November 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128265/atrial-flutter-has-less-left-atrial-spontaneous-contrast-and-higher-left-atrial-appendage-emptying-velocity-compared-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jennifer J Huang, Sridhar Reddy, Tam H Truong, Prakash Suryanarayana, Joseph S Alpert
BACKGROUND: The risk of stroke and thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation is established. There are clear guidelines in anticoagulation management of patient's with atrial fibrillation, however, the evidence surrounding the risk of thromboembolism in patients with atrial flutter is not as clear. We hypothesized that atrial flutter would have indicators of less risk for thromboembolism compared with atrial fibrillation on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE); thereby possibly leading to a lower stroke risk...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119223/-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-esc-guidelines-2017
#10
REVIEW
H Thiele, S Desch, S de Waha
This article gives an update on the management of acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) according to the recently released European Society of Cardiology guidelines 2017 and the modifications are compared to the previous STEMI guidelines from 2012. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remains the preferred reperfusion strategy. New guideline recommendations relate to the access site with a clear preference for the radial artery, use of drug-eluting stents over bare metal stents, complete revascularization during the index hospitalization, and avoidance of routine thrombus aspiration...
November 8, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118862/thromboprophylaxis-and-mortality-among-patients-who-developed-venous-thromboembolism-in-seven-major-hospitals-in-saudi-arabia
#11
Fahad M Al-Hameed, Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Abdulelah I Qadhi, Amira Shaker, Farjah H Al-Gahtani, Fawzi F Al-Jassir, Galila F Zahir, Tarig S Al-Khuwaitir, Mohammed H Addar, Mohamed S Al-Hajjaj, Mohamed A Abdelaal, Essam Y Aboelnazar
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) during hospitalization is a serious and potentially fatal condition. Despite its effectiveness, evidence-based thromboprophylaxis is still underutilized in many countries including Saudi Arabia. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: Our objectives were to determine how often hospital-acquired VTE patients received appropriate thromboprophylaxis, VTE-associated mortality, and the percentage of patients given anticoagulant therapy and adherence to it after discharged...
October 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113840/extended-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-after-radical-cystectomy-a-call-for-adherence-to-current-guidelines
#12
REVIEW
Zachary Klaassen, Karan Arora, Hanan Goldberg, Thenappan Chandrasekar, Christopher J D Wallis, Rashid K Sayyid, Neil E Fleshner, Antonio Finelli, Alexander Kutikov, Philippe D Violette, Girish S Kulkarni
PURPOSE: Radical cystectomy (RC) is an inherently morbid procedure. The purpose of this review is to assess the timing and incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE), review current guideline recommendations, and provide evidence for considering extended VTE prophylaxis among all patients undergoing RC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a PubMed search of available literature for RC and VTE, focusing on: incidence and timing, evidence supporting extended VTE prophylaxis (among RC and abdominal surgical oncology patients), current guideline recommendations, safety considerations, and direct oral anticoagulants...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113671/predictors-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-primary-sarcoma-of-bone
#13
Courtney L Kaiser, Micayla K Freehan, Daniel A Driscoll, Joseph H Schwab, Karen De Amorim Bernstein, Santiago A Lozano-Calderon
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is known to be independently associated with both orthopaedic surgery and malignancy. Patients undergoing surgery for musculoskeletal malignancies are at an increased risk for thromboembolic events. Although VTE can lead to serious morbidity and mortality, the potential complications of prophylactic anticoagulation call for a greater understanding of a patient's risk factors, as well as more rigorous guidelines for prophylactic anticoagulation regimens. The aims of this study were to 1) Analyze the rate of VTE in patients surgically treated for primary bone sarcoma; 2) Identify risk factors for VTE in patients with primary bone sarcoma; 3) Discuss the complications associated with prophylactic anticoagulation in patients with primary bone sarcoma...
December 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112751/multimorbidity-and-co-morbidity-in-atrial-fibrillation-and-effects-on-survival-findings-from-uk-biobank-cohort
#14
Bhautesh Dinesh Jani, Barbara I Nicholl, Ross McQueenie, Derek T Connelly, Peter Hanlon, Katie I Gallacher, Duncan Lee, Frances S Mair
Aims: To examine the number and type of co-morbid long-term health conditions (LTCs) and their associations with all-cause mortality in an atrial fibrillation (AF) population. Methods and results: Community cohort participants (UK Biobank n = 502 637) aged 37-73 years were recruited between 2006 and 2010. Self-reported LTCs (n = 42) identified in people with AF at baseline. All-cause mortality was available for a median follow-up of 7 years (interquartile range 76-93 months)...
November 2, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112549/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-patients-with-preexisting-coagulation-disorders-and-after-severe-perioperative-bleeding
#15
Aamer Ahmed, Sibylle Kozek-Langenecker, François Mullier, Sue Pavord, Cedric Hermans
: In patients with inherited bleeding disorders undergoing surgery, we recommend assessment of individual risk for venous thromboembolism, taking into account the nature of the surgery and anaesthetic, type and severity of bleeding disorder, age, BMI, history of thrombosis, the presence of malignancy and other high-risk comorbidities. Venous thromboembolism risk should be balanced against the increased bleeding risk associated with anticoagulant use in patients with known bleeding disorders (Grade 1C). In these patients undergoing major surgery, we recommend against routine postoperative use of pharmacological thromboprophylaxis, especially for patients with haemophilia A and B (Grade 1B)...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112547/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-chronic-treatments-with-antiplatelet-agents
#16
Juan V Llau, Pieter Kamphuisen, Pierre Albaladejo
: Antiplatelet agents (APA) are considered first-line therapy in preventing cardiovascular thrombotic events, but they are of limited value in the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during the perioperative period. Consequently, many patients should receive both an APA and an anticoagulant. This combination can increase the bleeding risk and it is necessary to make some recommendations to minimise that risk. In patients receiving APA chronically, if the risk of VTE outweighs the risk of bleeding, we suggest pharmacological prophylaxis (grade 2C)...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112546/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-surgery-in-the-obese-patient
#17
Linas Venclauskas, Almantas Maleckas, Juan I Arcelus
: A systematic literature search was performed and patients were selected as obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery or obese patients undergoing nonbariatric surgical procedures. In addition, patients were stratified according to low risk of venous thromboembolism and high risk of venous thromboembolism (age >55 years, BMI >55 kg m, history of venous thromboembolism, venous disease, sleep apnoea, hypercoagulability or pulmonary hypertension). Prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism was analysed depending on the type of modality: compression devices of the lower extremities (including intermittent pneumatic compression and graduated compression stockings), pharmacological prophylaxis or inferior vena cava filters...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112545/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-intensive-care
#18
Jacques Duranteau, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Peter Verhamme, Walter Ageno
: Venous thromboembolism is a common and potentially life-threatening complication that occurs in 4 to 15% of patients admitted to ICUs despite the routine use of pharmacological prophylaxis. We therefore recommend an institution-wide protocol for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (Grade 1B). The routine use of ultrasonographic screening for deep vein thrombosis is not recommended when thromboprophylactic measures are in place (Grade 1B), as the detection of asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis may prompt therapeutic anticoagulation that may increase bleeding risk but has no proven reduction of clinically significant thrombotic events...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112543/european-guidelines-on-perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-surgery-during-pregnancy-and-the-immediate-postpartum-period
#19
Anne-Sophie Ducloy-Bouthors, Andrea Baldini, Rezan Abdul-Kadir, Jacky Nizard
: Thromboembolic events in the pregnant and postpartum patient remain rare but potentially fatal complications. The aim of this section was to analyse the few prospective studies addressing the issue of thromboprophylaxis following a surgical procedure during and immediately after pregnancy, as well as national guidelines, and to propose European guidelines on this specific condition. Thromboprophylaxis is broadly recommended due to the combined risks of surgery and pregnancy or the postpartum period, regardless of the mode of delivery...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108469/the-incidence-of-traumatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-head-injured-older-adults-transported-by-ems-with-and-without-anticoagulant-or-antiplatelet-use
#20
Daniel Kiden Nishijima, Samuel D Gaona, Trent Waechter, Ric Maloney, Adam Blitz, Andrew R Elms, Roel D Farrales, James Montoya, Troy Bair, Calvin Howard, Megan Gilbert, Renee Trajano, Kaela Hatchel, Mark Faul, Jeneita M Bell, Victor Coronado, David R Vinson, Dustin W Ballard, Daniel J Tancredi, Hernando Garzon, Kevin E Mackey, Kiarash Shahlaie, James F Holmes
Field triage guidelines recommend transport of head-injured patients on anticoagulants or antiplatelets to a higher-level trauma center based on studies suggesting a high incidence of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (tICH). We compared the incidence of tICH in older adults transported by EMS with and without anticoagulation or antiplatelet use and evaluated the accuracies of different sets of field triage criteria to identify tICH. This was a prospective, observational study at 5 EMS agencies and 11 hospitals...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
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