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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016369/newly-developed-left-ventricular-apical-thrombus-under-dabigatran-treatment
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Adem Adar, Orhan Onalan, Fahri Cakan
: Left ventricular (LV) thrombi are mostly formed in the aneurysmal or akinetic segment of the LV apex. Thromboembolism to the brain is usually fatal. There is not enough information available regarding the use of these new oral anticoagulant agents in LV thrombi. In this case, we present a 56-year-old male patient who was given dabigatran (150 mg, twice a day) for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after experiencing anterior myocardial infarction. During the use of dabigatran, thrombus formation, which was not present earlier, was observed in the LV apical aneurysm...
October 7, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972957/comparison-of-different-oral-anticoagulant-regimens-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-ablation-or-cardioversion
#2
Monika Gawałko, Agnieszka Kapłon-Cieślicka, Monika Budnik, Aldona Babiarz, Aleksandra Bodys, Robert Uliński, Maciej Żochowski, Michał Peller, Piotr Scisło, Janusz Kochanowski, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Grzegorz Opolski
INTRODUCTION Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) are an alternative to vitamin K antagonists (VKA) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF).  OBJECTIVES To assess the incidence of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus, dense spontaneous echo contrast (DSEC) and to compare clinical characteristics of AF patients treated with different  anticoagulant regiments. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 1033 consecutive AF patients, who underwent transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) before AF ablation or cardioversion...
September 30, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955382/atrial-fibrillation-in-heart-failure-a-therapeutic-challenge-of-our-times
#3
REVIEW
Syeda Atiqa Batul, Rakesh Gopinathannair
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) are growing cardiovascular disease epidemics worldwide. There has been an exponential increase in the prevalence of AF and HF correlating with an increased burden of cardiac risk factors and improved survival rates in patients with structural heart disease. AF is associated with adverse prognostic outcomes in HF and is most evident in mild-to-moderate left ventricular (LV) dysfunction where the loss of "atrial kick" translates into poorer quality of life and increased mortality...
September 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935034/persistence-with-dabigatran-therapy-at-2%C3%A2-years-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#4
Miney Paquette, Lionel Riou França, Christine Teutsch, Hans-Christoph Diener, Shihai Lu, Sergio J Dubner, Chang Sheng Ma, Kenneth J Rothman, Kristina Zint, Jonathan L Halperin, Menno V Huisman, Gregory Y H Lip, Robby Nieuwlaat
BACKGROUND: Guidelines recommend long-term oral anticoagulation therapy for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Treatment discontinuation rates in vitamin K antagonist (VKA)-treated patients are high but may be lower with non-VKA oral anticoagulant agents. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to describe and explore predictors of dabigatran etexilate persistence in patients with newly diagnosed AF over 2 years of follow-up. METHODS: Consecutive patients newly diagnosed with AF and ≥1 stroke risk factor were followed up for 2 years...
September 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867157/-fine-tuning-of-antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-the-afinva-register
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Daniela Dubois Marques, Vicente Mora Llabata, Julián Pacheco Arroyo, Salvador Gasull Insertis, Manuela Vicente Cañizares, Ildefonso Roldán Torres
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether antithrombotic treatment (ATT) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation in a health area complies with the recommendations of current clinical guidelines. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. LOCATION: Primary Health Care Centres and Cardiology Department of a Health Department of the Valencian Community, Spain. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 505 patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation were included in the study...
August 31, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858739/spontaneous-non-traumatic-mediastinal-hematoma-associated-with-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#6
Masashi Mikubo, Dai Sonoda, Hirotsugu Yamazaki, Masahito Naito, Yoshio Matsui, Kazu Shiomi, Yukitoshi Satoh
INTRODUCTION: Mediastinal hematoma is usually caused by thoracic trauma or a ruptured aortic aneurysm. Spontaneous non-traumatic mediastinal hematomas are rare but potentially life-threatening conditions that can occur in patients taking anticoagulants. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of 72-year-old man with a massive mediastinal hematoma associated with anticoagulant therapy. He had complained of acute chest discomfort and subsequent tarry diarrhea. Because he had been taking warfarin for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, an upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage was initially suspected, but no bleeding was detected by upper endoscopy...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853765/pulmonary-embolism-four-days-after-interruption-of-therapy-with-rivaroxaban
#7
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/28851409/mobile-phones-in-cryptogenic-stroke-patients-bringing-single-lead-ecgs-for-atrial-fibrillation-detection-mobile-af-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Roderick W Treskes, Willem Gielen, Marieke J Wermer, Robert W Grauss, Anouk P van Alem, Reza Alizadeh Dehnavi, Charles J Kirchhof, Enno T van der Velde, Arie C Maan, Ron Wolterbeek, Onno M Overbeek, Martin J Schalij, Serge A Trines
BACKGROUND: Recently published randomised clinical trials indicate that prolonged electrocardiom (ECG) monitoring might enhance the detection of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) in cryptogenic stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) patients. A device that might be suitable for prolonged ECG monitoring is a smartphone-compatible ECG device (Kardia Mobile, Alivecor, San Francisco, CA, USA) that allows the patient to record a single-lead ECG without the presence of trained health care staff...
August 29, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709762/prevalence-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-population-assessed-by-continuous-24-hour-monitoring
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João Primo, Helena Gonçalves, Ana Macedo, Paula Russo, Telma Monteiro, João Guimarães, Ovídio Costa
INTRODUCTION: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia in clinical practice and a major cause of morbidity, due to the associated risk of stroke. However, since it is often paroxysmal, it is commonly underdiagnosed and undertreated. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this prospective study was to determine the prevalence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) in patients aged 40 and above in a population who underwent continuous 24-hour electrocardiographic monitoring...
July 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682320/management-of-atrial-high-rate-episodes-detected-by-cardiac-implanted-electronic-devices
#10
REVIEW
Ben Freedman, Giuseppe Boriani, Taya V Glotzer, Jeff S Healey, Paulus Kirchhof, Tatjana S Potpara
Cardiac implanted electronic devices (CIEDs), including pacemakers and implantable defibrillators that perform atrial sensing typically using an atrial electrode, frequently detect subclinical atrial high-rate episodes (AHREs). When the intracardiac electrograms are carefully examined, the majority of AHREs are atrial fibrillation (AF) or other atrial tachyarrhythmias, which have been shown to be associated with both an increased risk of stroke, and subsequent development of clinical AF. However, the absolute risk of stroke among patients with AHREs is less than might be expected for clinically diagnosed paroxysmal AF...
December 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662693/transesophageal-vs-intracardiac-echocardiographic-screening-in-patients-undergoing-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-with-uninterrupted-rivaroxaban
#11
A Tsyganov, A Shapieva, V Sandrikov, S Fedulova, S Mironovich, A Dzeranova, E Lyan
BACKGROUND: Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) routinely undergo different imaging modalities for the evaluation of the left atrial (LA) appendage to rule out thrombus prior to the AF ablation procedure. Recently, uninterrupted novel oral anticoagulants were introduced for patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation to minimize the peri-procedural thromboembolism risk. We performed a retrospective analysis to evaluate the safety of uninterrupted rivaroxaban and whether transesophageal (TEE) or intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is necessary for patients undergoing AF ablation...
June 29, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635023/risk-stratification-of-patients-with-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus-prior-to-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-an-approach-towards-an-individualized-use-of-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Melanie A Gunawardene, Jannis Dickow, Benjamin N Schaeffer, Ruken Ö Akbulak, Marc D Lemoine, Jana M Nührich, Mario Jularic, Christoph Sinning, Christian Eickholt, Christian Meyer, Julia M Moser, Boris A Hoffmann, Stephan Willems
INTRODUCTION: The need for transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) before catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (CA-AF) is still being questioned. The aim of this study is to analyze patients' (patients) risk factors of left atrial appendage thrombus (LAAT) prior to CA-AF in daily clinical practice, according to oral anticoagulation (OAC) strategies recommended by current guidelines. METHODS AND RESULTS: All patients scheduled for CA-AF from 01/2015 to 12/2016 in our center were included and either treated with NOACs (novel-OAC; paused 24-hours preablation) or continuous vitamin K antagonists (INR 2...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622606/dementia-correlates-with-anticoagulation-underuse-in-older-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#13
Giovanni Viscogliosi, Evaristo Ettorre, Iulia Maria Chiriac
OBJECTIVES: Stroke prevention in older atrial fibrillation (AF) patients remains a challenge. This study aimed to investigate whether a dementia diagnosis is an independent correlate of lower prescription rate of oral anticoagulant treatment (OAT) in a sample of older AF patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional retrospective study. Consecutive older community-dwelling AF patients referred for a comprehensive geriatric assessment, were considered. Evaluation of physical, social and mental health, and administration of the Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (CIRS) and Barthel Index were performed...
September 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614214/a-rare-case-of-multiple-thrombi-in-a-giant-left-atrium
#14
Alfredo Intorcia, Marco A Perrone, Riccardo Morgagni, Domenico Sergi, Massimo Marchei, Mauro Borzi, Francesco Romeo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471498/thromboembolic-risk-and-effect-of-oral-anticoagulation-according-to-atrial-fibrillation-patterns-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Alessio Lilli, Andrea Di Cori, Valerio Zacà
Oral anticoagulation (OAC) is recommended in both paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (pxAF) and nonparoxysmal AF (non-pxAF), but disagreement exists in classes of recommendation. Data on incidence/rate of stroke in pxAF are conflicting, and OAC is often underused in this population. The objectives of the meta-analysis were to investigate different impact on outcomes of pxAF and non-pxAF, with and without OAC. Two reviewers searched for prospective studies on risk of stroke and systemic embolism (SE) in pxAF and non-pxAF, with and without OAC...
September 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317415/uninterrupted-dabigatran-versus-warfarin-for-ablation-in-atrial-fibrillation
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hugh Calkins, Stephan Willems, Edward P Gerstenfeld, Atul Verma, Richard Schilling, Stefan H Hohnloser, Ken Okumura, Harvey Serota, Matias Nordaby, Kelly Guiver, Branislav Biss, Marc A Brouwer, Massimo Grimaldi
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is typically performed with uninterrupted anticoagulation with warfarin or interrupted non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant therapy. Uninterrupted anticoagulation with a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant, such as dabigatran, may be safer; however, controlled data are lacking. We investigated the safety of uninterrupted dabigatran versus warfarin in patients undergoing ablation of atrial fibrillation. METHODS: In this randomized, open-label, multicenter, controlled trial with blinded adjudicated end-point assessments, we randomly assigned patients scheduled for catheter ablation of paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation to receive either dabigatran (150 mg twice daily) or warfarin (target international normalized ratio, 2...
April 27, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243592/loop-recorder-detected-high-rate-of-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-after-a-single-balloon-or-basket-based-ablation-of-paroxysmal-atrial-fibrillation-results-of-the-macpaf-study
#17
Alexander Schirdewan, Juliane Herm, Mattias Roser, Ulf Landmesser, Matthias Endres, Lydia Koch, Karl Georg Haeusler
PURPOSE: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is an established approach to treat symptomatic non-permanent atrial fibrillation (AF). Detecting AF recurrence after PVI is important, if discontinuation of oral anticoagulation after ablation is considered. METHODS: Patients with symptomatic paroxysmal AF were enrolled in the prospective randomized mesh ablator vs. cryoballoon pulmonary vein (PV) ablation of symptomatic paroxysmal AF study, comparing efficacy and safety of the HD Mesh Ablator(®) (C...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228305/clinical-presentation-management-and-outcomes-in-the-indian-heart-rhythm-society-atrial-fibrillation-ihrs-af-registry
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
A Vora, A Kapoor, M Nair, Y Lokhandwala, C Narsimhan, A G Ravikishore, S K Dwivedi, N Namboodiri, R Hygriv, A Saxena, A Nabar, S Garg, N Bardoloi, R Yadav, A Nambiar, U Pandurangi, D Jhala, A Naik, Nagmallesh, S Rajagopal, R Selvaraj, V Arora, A Thachil, J Thomas, G Panicker
AIM: A national atrial fibrillation (AF) registry was conducted under the aegis of the Indian Heart Rhythm Society (IHRS), to capture epidemiological data-type of AF, clinical presentation and comorbidities, current treatment practices, and 1-year follow-up outcomes. METHODS: A total of 1537 patients were enrolled from 24 sites in India in the IHRS-AF registry from July 2011 to August 2012. Their baseline characteristics and follow-up data were recorded in case report forms and subsequently analyzed...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179613/left-atrial-appendage-thrombi-formation-in-japanese-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-during-anticoagulation-therapy%C3%A3-warfarin-vs-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#19
Mihoko Kawabata, Masahiko Goya, Takeshi Sasaki, Shingo Maeda, Yasuhiro Shirai, Takuro Nishimura, Takakatsu Yoshitake, Shinya Shiohira, Mitsuaki Isobe, Kenzo Hirao
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia, associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality including thromboembolic events. The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence of left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombi in Japanese non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients undergoing preprocedural transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) during anticoagulation therapy, and to compare the efficacy of warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC)...
February 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153345/usefulness-of-the-mrwallets-scoring-system-to-predict-first-diagnosed-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
#20
Antonio Muscari, Andrea Bonfiglioli, Luca Faccioli, Marco Ghinelli, Donatella Magalotti, Francesco Manzetto, Anna Pontarin, Giovanni M Puddu, Luca Spinardi, Eleonora Tubertini, Marco Zoli
Some cryptogenic strokes are caused by undetected paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) and could benefit from oral anticoagulation. In this study, we searched for echocardiographic parameters associated with first diagnosed AF, to form a scoring system for the identification of patients with AF. We examined 571 patients with ischemic stroke (72.7 ± 13.5 years, 50.6% women), subdivided into 4 groups: documented cause without AF, first diagnosed AF, known paroxysmal AF, and permanent AF. All patients underwent transthoracic echocardiography, brain computed tomography scan, carotid/vertebral ultrasound, and continuous electrocardiographic monitoring...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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