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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811092/direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-atrial-fibrillation
#1
Fernando Dominguez, Vicente Climent, Esther Zorio, Tomás Ripoll-Vera, Joel Salazar-Mendiguchía, Jose Manuel García-Pinilla, Jose Angel Urbano-Moral, Xusto Fernández-Fernández, David Lopez-Cuenca, Raquel Ajo-Ferrer, Jorge Sanz-Sanchez, Yolanda Gomez-Perez, Miguel A López-Garrido, Roberto Barriales-Villa, Juan Ramón Gimeno, Pablo Garcia-Pavia
BACKGROUND: Chronic anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) is recommended in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and atrial fibrillation (AF). Direct oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are an alternative to VKAs but there are limited data to support their use in HCM. We sought to describe the pattern of use, thromboembolic events, bleeding and quality of life in patients with HCM and AF treated with NOACs. METHODS: Data from patients treated with NOACs (n=99) and VKA (n=433) at 9 inherited cardiac diseases units were retrospectively collected...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804828/lupus-anticoagulant-testing-diluted-russell-viper-venom-time-drvvt
#2
Vittorio Pengo, Elisa Bison, Alessandra Banzato, Giacomo Zoppellaro, Seena Padayattil Jose, Gentian Denas
Diluted Russell Viper Venom Time (dRVVT) has become the most popular test to detect Lupus Anticoagulant (LA). dRVVT is more sensitive than other global tests employed to detect LA and is not affected by inhibitors of factor VIII or IX. The test is most successfully implemented if you observe three steps in its execution: screening, mixing, and confirmatory studies. Interference due to the presence of heparin in tested plasma must be excluded by means of thrombin time (TT). The prior use of Vitamin K Antagonists (VKAs) or Non-vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs) must also be evaluated by means of International Normalized Ratio, or specific tests, respectively...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802808/novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-direct-current-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation
#3
Giuseppe Femia, Taufik Fetahovic, Pratap Shetty, Astin Lee
BACKGROUND: For some patients with atrial fibrillation, direct current cardioversion (DCCV) is one strategy that can be used to establish sinus rhythm but appropriate anticoagulation is mandatory to prevent thromboembolic events. Historically, patients were anticoagulated with warfarin with bridging with unfractionated or low molecular weight heparin, however, recently novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), apixaban, dabigatran and rivaroxaban have become more popular. Despite the increase in use, real world data on safety and efficacy is limited...
July 17, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798139/impact-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-from-a-basic-science-perspective
#4
REVIEW
Maureane Hoffman, Dougald M Monroe
The biochemical properties of the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and their differences from the mechanism of action of vitamin K antagonists contribute to their properties as anticoagulants. These properties include as follows: (1) Inhibiting a single protease is much less effective at inhibiting coagulation than is inhibiting at multiple steps. Thus, the dose-response relationship between NOAC level and intensity of anticoagulation is shallower and more linear than that of vitamin K antagonists...
August 10, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795332/the-patterns-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-noacs-use-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-seven-balkan-countries-a-report-from-the-balkan-af-survey
#5
Tatjana S Potpara, Elina Trendafilova, Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Artan Goda, Zumreta Kusljugic, Sime Manola, Ljilja Music, Viktor Gjini, Belma Pojskic, Mircea Ioakim Popescu, Catalina Arsenescu Georgescu, Elena S Dimitrova, Delyana Kamenova, Uliks Ekmeciu, Denis Mrsic, Ana Nenezic, Sandro Brusich, Srdjan Milanov, Ivan Zeljkovic, Gregory Y H Lip
INTRODUCTION: Data on management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the Balkan Region are scarce. To capture the patterns in AF management in contemporary clinical practice in the Balkan countries a prospective survey was conducted between December 2014 and February 2015, and we report results pertinent to the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). METHODS: A 14-week prospective, multicenter survey of consecutive AF patients seen by cardiologists or internal medicine specialists was conducted in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, and Serbia (a total of about 50 million inhabitants)...
August 9, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792914/reply-pulmonary-thromboembolism-in-an-emergency-hospital-are-our-patients-different
#6
Petros Ioannou
In their recent work published in the Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Balahura et al. reviewed the cases of pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosed in an emergency hospital in Bucharest during a 3 year period from January 2014 to December 2016 [1]. Among their observations was that novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) were administered in 26.3% of patients diagnosed with PE, while vitamin K antagonists (VKA) were administered in 71.7% of them [1]. The authors state that their study was performed at a time when NOACs were just becoming available in the hospitals of Romania, and they imply that more patients with PE could be treated nowadays with NOACs...
August 5, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789760/-antithrombotic-treatment-of-patients-with-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
#7
Ann Bovin, Thomas Decker Christensen, Erik Lerkevang Grove
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a markedly increased risk of thromboembolic events, particularly in patients with valvular AF. Recent trials comparing vitamin K antagonists with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention in AF excluded most patients with valvular AF. Although the definition of valvular AF is disputed, the lack of evidence regarding the use of NOACs for these patients is not. We discuss the definition of valvular AF, the risk of thromboembolism, and the antithrombotic treatment for stroke prevention in these patients...
July 17, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780575/subclinical-leaflet-thrombosis-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#8
REVIEW
Satoshi Nakatani
Although clinically significant valve thrombosis after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is rare, the incidence of subclinical leaflet thrombosis has been reported to be up to about 10%-15%. It is mostly found 1-3 months after procedure in any type of transcatheter heart valve. Leaflet thrombosis is detected by high-resolution CT in the form of limited valve opening/closure and hypoattenuated leaflet thickening. Transthoracic or transesophageal echocardiography is capable of detecting limitations of valve motion, leaflet thickening, increased flow velocity across the valve...
August 5, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765771/2017-consensus-of-the-asia-pacific-heart-rhythm-society-on-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation
#9
Chern-En Chiang, Ken Okumura, Shu Zhang, Tze-Fan Chao, Chung-Wah Siu, Toon Wei Lim, Anil Saxena, Yoshihide Takahashi, Wee Siong Teo
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia, causing a 2-fold increase in mortality and a 5-fold increase in stroke. The Asian population is rapidly aging, and in 2050, the estimated population with AF will reach 72 million, of whom 2.9 million may suffer from AF-associated stroke. Therefore, stroke prevention in AF is an urgent issue in Asia. Many innovative advances in the management of AF-associated stroke have emerged recently, including new scoring systems for predicting stroke and bleeding risks, the development of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), knowledge of their special benefits in Asians, and new techniques...
August 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761683/mortality-and-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-food-and-drug-administration-adverse-event-reporting-system
#10
Victor Serebruany, Vasily Cherepanov, Seth Fortmann, Moo Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVE: The comparative crude death rates (CDR) among non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are unknown. Further, whether NOACs improve survival when compared with warfarin is also unclear. We compared CDR co-reported for four NOACs combined or separately versus warfarin within the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) database. METHODS: We selected CDR from the FAERS database linked to four NOACs and warfarin...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758284/new-oral-anticoagulant-prescription-rate-and-risk-of-bleeding-in-an-italian-region
#11
Francesca Valent
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to measure the prescription rate of new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and to investigate whether there is an increased risk of bleeding associated with these medications in the 1 220 000-inhabitant Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia. METHODS: The administrative data of the Regional Health Information System, linkable with each other at the individual patient level through an anonymous stochastic key, were used as the source of information...
July 31, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756016/pharmacological-stroke-prevention-in-the-elderly-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-poland-results-of-polsenior-study
#12
Beata Łabuz-Roszak, Michał Skrzypek, Agnieszka Machowska-Majchrzak, Małgorzata Mossakowska, Jerzy Chudek, Andrzej Więcek, Krystyna Pierzchała, Beata Łącka-Gaździk, Tomasz Grodzicki
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most frequent clinically significant arrhythmia, especially common in the elderly. As it is known, AF is associated with increased risk of stroke. Little is known about pharmacological cardiovascular prevention in the elderly with AF in Poland. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the frequency of pharmacological stroke prevention among the elderly with AF in Poland and its association with clinical characteristics and concomitant cardiovascular risk factors...
July 11, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751847/anmco-position-paper-the-use-of-non-vitamin-k-dependent-new-oral-anticoagulant-s-in-pulmonary-embolism-therapy-and-prevention
#13
Iolanda Enea, Loris Roncon, Michele Massimo Gulizia, Michele Azzarito, Cecilia Becattini, Amedeo Bongarzoni, Franco Casazza, Claudio Cuccia, Carlo D'Agostino, Matteo Rugolotto, Marco Vatrano, Eugenio Vinci, Paride Fenaroli, Dario Formigli, Paolo Silvestri, Federico Nardi, Maria Cristina Vedovati, Marino Scherillo
The new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have radically changed the approach to the treatment and prevention of thromboembolic pulmonary embolism. The authors of this position paper face, in succession, issues concerning NOACs, including (i) their mechanism of action, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics; (ii) the use in the acute phase with the 'double drug single dose' approach or with 'single drug double dose'; (iii) the use in the extended phase with demonstrated efficacy and with low incidence of bleeding events; (iv) the encouraging use of NOACs in particular subgroups of patients such as those with cancer, the ones under- or overweight, with renal insufficiency (creatinine clearance > 30 mL/min), the elderly (>75 years); (v) they propose a possible laboratory clinical pathway for follow-up; and (vi) carry out an examination on the main drug interactions, their potential bleeding risk, and the way to deal with some bleeding complications...
May 2017: European Heart Journal Supplements: Journal of the European Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751467/recurrent-thrombosis-in-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-receiving-newer-oral-anticoagulants-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#14
Akanksha Joshi, Jason Hong, Chokkalingam Siva
We present the case of a patient with primary APS who had a recurrence of thrombotic event while on treatment with rivaroxaban and had to be restarted on warfarin. The current literature on recurrence of thrombotic events in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) treated with newer oral anticoagulants (NOAC) is also reviewed. Relevant case reports and case series were identified by searching the Medline database using the key words antiphospholipid syndrome, anticoagulants and names of the NOACs, and data on individual patients was abstracted...
June 2017: Clinical Medicine & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750830/appropriate-dosing-of-nonvitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-for-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation
#15
REVIEW
Benjamin A Steinberg, Jeffrey B Washam
The development of nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) has been a major advance in therapy for patients requiring oral anticoagulation, particularly for long-term indications such as stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). The NOACs are generally easier to dose and manage due to less heterogeneity of effect across individuals and fewer drug and food interactions, compared with warfarin. However, the treatment effect of NOACs may vary based on important patient characteristics, particularly renal function...
June 19, 2017: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741391/clinical-implications-benefits-and-pitfalls-of-using-and-reversing-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
#16
Alexandra Sophie Moss, Gerasimos Dimitropoulous, Gregory Y H Lip
The use of non-Vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) drugs is increasingly common in clinical practice. As compared to vitamin K antagonists they are more straightforward to initiate, require no hematological monitoring and offer potentially more stable therapeutic indices. Concern has been raised with regard to their safety profiles particularly in the context of acute reversal in major bleeding. Further issues pertain to patient concordance. Areas covered: This review article aims to provide an overview of the current evidence relating to NOAC safety as well as the management of NOAC-related major bleeding with particular emphasis on reversal agents in use and in development following a selective literature review...
July 31, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736561/recent-advances-in-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-end-stage-renal-disease
#17
REVIEW
Federico Ronco, Patrizio Mazzone, Leila Hosseinian, Simonetta Genovesi
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with a high prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF), but in this population the risk/benefit ratio of anticoagulant therapy with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) for thromboprophylaxis is uncertain. SUMMARY: In end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing hemodialysis, VKA seem less effective in stroke prevention than in the general population, with an increased risk of major bleeding. Recently, novel oral anticoagulant agents (NOACs) have proven to be effective for stroke prevention in AF and have demonstrated an improved safety profile compared to VKA...
June 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735353/non-vitamin-k-oral-anticoagulants-noacs-and-their-reversal
#18
REVIEW
Sujan T Reddy, T C Cossey, Sean I Savitz, James C Grotta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: An 80-year-old man presents with an acute right hemiparesis and National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) of 25, 14 h after taking dabigatran. Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) is 42.8 s. Arteriogram demonstrates left internal carotid artery thrombosis. What is the appropriate management of this patient with acute ischemic stroke while on a NOAC? RECENT FINDINGS: Idarucizumab is a reversal agent approved for dabigatran, and two more reversal agents, andexanet alfa and aripazine, are currently in development for NOACs...
September 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727359/-stroke-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Gaia Sirimarco, Lorenz Hirt, Roman Sztajzel, Fabienne Perren
Oral anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (VKA) was the cornerstone of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). This review article presents the state of the art, with regard to the treatment options developed over the past few years, the new oral anticoagulants (NOAC). A search in PubMed for relevant published studies has been performed. Dabigatran and apixaban were superior to warfarin to reduce stroke risk or systemic embolism ; dabigatran, rivaroxaban and edoxaban were non-inferior. All NOAC are globally non-inferior to warfarin for stroke prevention in non-valvular AF and they have a superior safety profile, with a reduced intracranial bleeding risk...
April 26, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724512/the-health-buddies-app-as-a-novel-tool-to-improve-adherence-and-knowledge-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-a-pilot-study
#20
Lien Desteghe, Kiki Kluts, Johan Vijgen, Pieter Koopman, Dagmara Dilling-Boer, Joris Schurmans, Paul Dendale, Hein Heidbuchel
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) constitutes an important risk for stroke, especially in an ageing population. A new app (Health Buddies) was developed as a tool to improve adherence to non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in an elderly AF population by providing a virtual contract with their grandchildren, spelling out daily challenges for both. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this pilot study was to assess the feasibility and usability of the Health Buddies app in AF patients...
July 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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