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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087311/-the-role-of-novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-undergoing-cryoballoon-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation
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Giannis Baltogiannis, Gian-Battista Chierchia, Giulio Conte, Juan Sieira, Giacomo Di Giovanni, Giuseppe Ciconte, Carlo de Asmundis, Yukio Saitoh, Kristel Wauters, Ghazala Irfan, Pedro Brugada
AIM: Peri-procedural thromboembolic (TE) and hemorrhagic events are complications of major concern for patients undergoing cryoballoon (CB) ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). While peri-procedural anticoagulation management could decrease the incidence of these complications, data on CB ablation are scarce. The role of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) has not been thoroughly tested in this population. METHODS: In the present study, we sought to assess acute peri-procedural complications in patients undergoing CB ablation for AF under different anticoagulation regimens; anticoagulation administration was performed according to the CHA2DS2-VASc score guidelines...
November 16, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086887/patients-and-physicians-perceptions-and-attitudes-about-oral-anticoagulation-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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Gemma Mas Dalmau, Elisenda Sant Arderiu, María Belén Enfedaque Montes, Ivan Solà, Sandra Pequeño Saco, Pablo Alonso Coello
BACKGROUND: Oral anticoagulant therapy reduces the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, but many patients are still not prescribed this therapy. The causes of underuse of vitamin K antagonists oral anticoagulants are not clear but could be related, in part, to patients' and physicians' perceptions and attitudes towards the benefits and downsides of this treatment. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate and synthesize patients' and physicians' perceptions and attitudes towards the benefits and downsides of vitamin K antagonist, in order to explore potential factors related with its underuse...
January 13, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077464/integrated-care-of-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-the-2016-esc-atrial-fibrillation-guidelines
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EDITORIAL
Paulus Kirchhof
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076631/targeting-stroke-risk-and-improving-outcomes-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-latin-america
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Bruce Stambler, Fernando Scazzuso
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: To examine stroke risk factors, including atrial fibrillation, management and prevention, and stroke outcomes across Latin America. DESIGN AND SETTING: Narrative review conducted at Piedmont Heart Institute, United States. METHODS: The PubMed, Embase and Cochrane databases were searched for stroke AND "Latin America" AND epidemiology (between January 2009 and March 2015). Further studies in the SciELO, World Health Organization and Pan-American Health Organization databases were used to address specific points...
November 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058458/-vitamin-k-antagonists-is-their-prescription-really-medical-malpractice-%C3%A2-today
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E Rafflenbeul, J Müller-Ehmsen
Atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolisms are frequent cardiovascular diseases. Until a few years ago only vitamin K antagonists (VKA) were available for oral anticoagulation as primary and secondary prevention of thrombembolic events. Currently, the non-vitamin K dependent new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban are approved for use. The approval studies, meta-analyses and data from registries provide evidence for the superiority of NOAC vs. VKA with respect to reduction of thrombembolisms and reduced bleeding complications; therefore, in the 2016 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines the use of NOAC is recommended as first line therapy for anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation (recommendation grade I/evidence level A)...
January 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056733/biomarker-assays-for-personalised-stroke-risk-assessment-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Angela Hall, Rupert Fg Simpson, Andrew Robert John Mitchell
Atrial fibrillation is a well-known independent risk factor for stroke yet there is no international consensus on guidelines regarding the introduction of anticoagulation in patients deemed at intermediate risk (e.g. CHA₂DS₂-VASc of 1). The evolution of cardiac biomarkers such as highly sensitive troponins and B-type natriuretic peptide as well as data on D-dimers, may offer incremental enhancements for personalised thromboembolism risk assessment. These markers provide prognostic data for risk of cardiovascular morbidities associated with atrial fibrillation and offer additional specificity for assessing stroke and thromboembolic risk...
January 4, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054729/comparison-of-the-efficacy-of-empiric-thoracic-vein-isolation-for-the-treatment-of-paroxysmal-and-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-without-structural-heart-disease
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Koichiro Ejima, Ryuta Henmi, Yuji Iwanami, Daigo Yagishita, Morio Shoda, Nobuhisa Hagiwara
INTRODUCTION: The guidelines suggest that an adjuvant substrate modification in addition to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) may be needed for persistent atrial fibrillation (PerAF) assuming that catheter ablation is less successful for PerAF than paroxysmal AF (PAF). To revisit the above assumption, we compared the outcome of the same catheter ablation strategy between PAF and PerAF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two-hundred and thirty-three consecutive patients (mean age 60±10 years, 53 PerAF and 8 long-lasting PerAF) without structural heart disease underwent catheter ablation of AF by the same strategy using an empiric thoracic vein isolation (a wide circumferential PVI plus empiric superior vena cava isolation) as a major part of the strategy without any adjuvant substrate modification...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050712/optimizing-the-use-of-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-for-atrial-fibrilation-in-primary-care-a-pharmacist-led-intervention
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Mandeep S Virdee, Derek Stewart
Background Updated evidence-based guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) necessitate patient review, particularly with respect to oral anticoagulants, to ensure maximum health gain around stroke prophylaxis. Objective To quantify the level of anticoagulation utilisation in patients with a CHA2DS2-VASc ≥1/≥2 (male/female) according to evidence-based guidelines and to assess the impact of a pharmacist-led intervention to optimise therapy. Setting Fifteen general medical practices in Liverpool, North-West England with a practice population of 99,129...
January 3, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038729/2016-esc-guidelines-for-the-management-of-atrial-fibrillation-developed-in-collaboration-with-eacts
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Paulus Kirchhof, Stefano Benussi, Dipak Kotecha, Anders Ahlsson, Dan Atar, Barbara Casadei, Manuel Castellá, Hans-Christoph Diener, Hein Heidbuchel, Jeroen Hendriks, Gerhard Hindricks, Antonis S Manolis, Jonas Oldgren, Bogdan Alexandru Popescu, Ulrich Schotten, Bart Van Putte, Panagiotis Vardas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038728/comments-on-the-2016-esc-guidelines-for-the-management-of-atrial-fibrillation
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F Arribas, Fernando Arribas, Inmaculada Roldán, José Luis Merino, Vanessa Roldán, Ÿngel Arenal, Juan Tamargo, Ricardo Ruiz-Granell, Lluís Mont, Manuel Anguita, Francisco Marín, Vivencio Barrios Alonso, Gonzalo Barón, Esquivias, Juan Cosín Sales, Ernesto Díaz Infante, Carlos Escobar Cervantes, José Luis Ferreiro Gutiérrez, José M Guerra Ramos, Francisco Javier Jiménez Candil, Nicasio Pérez Castellano, Antonia Sambola Ayala, Antonio Tello Montoliu, Alberto San Román, Fernando Alfonso, Fernando Arribas, Arturo Evangelista, Ignacio Ferreira, Manuel Jiménez, Francisco Marín, Leopoldo Pérez de Isla, Luis Rodríguez Padial, Pedro L Sánchez, Alessandro Sionis, Rafael Vázquez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025214/new-esc-eacts-guidelines-for-the-management-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Stefan Agewall, John Camm
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 25, 2016: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011188/mid-range-ejection-fraction-does-not-permit-risk-stratification-among-patients-hospitalized-for-heart-failure
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Inés Gómez-Otero, Andreu Ferrero-Gregori, Alfonso Varela Román, José Seijas Amigo, Domingo A Pascual-Figal, Juan Delgado Jiménez, Jesús Álvarez-García, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Fernando Worner Diz, Luis Alonso-Pulpón, Juan Cinca, José Ramón Gónzalez-Juanatey
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: European Society of Cardiology heart failure guidelines include a new patient category with mid-range (40%-49%) left ventricular ejection fraction (HFmrEF). HFmrEF patient characteristics and prognosis are poorly defined. The aim of this study was to analyze the HFmrEF category in a cohort of hospitalized heart failure patients (REDINSCOR II Registry). METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted with 1420 patients classified according to ejection fraction as follows: HFrEF, < 40%; HFmrEF, 40%-49%; and HFpEF, ≥ 50%...
December 20, 2016: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009037/-2016-esc-guidelines-for-the-management-of-atrial-fibrillation-developed-in-collaboration-with-eacts
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Paulus Kirchhof, Stefano Benussi, Dipak Kotecha, Anders Ahlsson, Dan Atar, Barbara Casadei, Manuel Castella, Hans-Christoph Diener, Hein Heidbuchel, Jeroen Hendriks, Gerhard Hindricks, Antonis S Manolis, Jonas Oldgren, Bogdan Alexandru Popescu, Ulrich Schotten, Bart Van Putte, Panagiotis Vardas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007240/the-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-2017-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Vinay Badhwar, J Scott Rankin, Ralph J Damiano, A Marc Gillinov, Faisal G Bakaeen, James R Edgerton, Jonathan M Philpott, Patrick M McCarthy, Steven F Bolling, Harold G Roberts, Vinod H Thourani, Rakesh M Suri, Richard J Shemin, Scott Firestone, Niv Ad
Surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) can be performed without additional risk of operative mortality or major morbidity, and is recommended at the time of concomitant mitral operations to restore sinus rhythm. (Class I, Level A) Surgical ablation for AF can be performed without additional operative risk of mortality or major morbidity, and is recommended at the time of concomitant isolated aortic valve replacement, isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and aortic valve replacement plus coronary artery bypass graft operations to restore sinus rhythm...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004413/direct-oral-anticoagulant-use-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-with-valvular-heart-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ryan E Owens, Rajesh Kabra, Carrie S Oliphant
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are indicated for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), which, according to the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Rhythm Society atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines, excludes patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis, a mechanical or bioprosthetic heart valve, or mitral valve repair. However, the data regarding use of DOACs in AF patients with other types of valvular heart disease (VHD) are unclear. We aimed to summarize and evaluate the literature regarding the safety and efficacy of DOAC use in NVAF patients with other types of VHD...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003013/oral-antiplatelet-and-anticoagulant-agents-in-the-prevention-and-management-of-ischemic-stroke
#16
Shreya Shrestha, Shannon Coy, Kimon Bekelis
Despite numerous advances over the last 50 years, stroke continues to be a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The treatment and prevention of stroke has undergone extensive study, and significant advances in medical management have occurred within the past decade principally with the development of new classes of orally active anticoagulant drugs. Here we review these recent breakthroughs and the varying roles of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in the prevention and management of different ischemic stroke subtypes, as well as describe the benefits and ongoing challenges to incorporating the novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) into clinical management guidelines...
December 21, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002996/oral-antiplatelet-and-anticoagulant-agents-in-the-prevention-and-management-of-ischemic-stroke
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Shreya Shrestha, Shannon Coy, Kimon Bekelis
Despite numerous advances over the last 50 years, stroke continues to be a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The treatment and prevention of stroke has undergone extensive study, and significant advances in medical management have occurred within the past decade principally with the development of new classes of orally active anticoagulant drugs. Here we review these recent breakthroughs and the varying roles of anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in the prevention and management of different ischemic stroke subtypes, as well as describe the benefits and ongoing challenges to incorporating the novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) into clinical management guidelines...
December 21, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002833/quality-of-evidence-underlying-the-american-heart-association-american-college-of-cardiology-heart-rhythm-society-guidelines-on-the-management-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Adam S Barnett, William R Lewis, Michael E Field, Gregg C Fonarow, Bernard J Gersh, Richard L Page, Hugh Calkins, Benjamin A Steinberg, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini
Importance: The joint American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) guidelines on the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) are used extensively to guide patient care. Objective: To describe the evidence base and changes over time in the AHA/ACC/HRS guidelines on AF with respect to the distribution of recommendations across classes of recommendations and levels of evidence. Data Sources: Data from the AHA/ACC/HRS guidelines on AF from 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2014 were abstracted...
December 14, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999513/choosing-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-practical-considerations-we-need-to-know
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REVIEW
Alpesh Amin
BACKGROUND: Warfarin is a well-established agent for use in the prevention of stroke or systemic embolic event (SEE) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). However, management of patients requiring oral anticoagulation with warfarin can be complicated by the need for frequent monitoring, drug-drug and drug-food interactions, and a variable response based on genetic polymorphisms. The non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) were developed as alternatives to warfarin; they do not require routine monitoring and have predictable pharmacokinetics, fewer drug-drug interactions, and limited drug-food interactions...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996998/-management-of-thromboembolic-risk-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-in-italy-follow-up-data-from-the-prefer-in-af-european-registry
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Giulia Renda, Giuseppe Patti, Raffaele Sangiuolo, Emilio Attena, Maria Grazia Malpezzi, Raffaele De Caterina
BACKGROUND: Baseline data of the PREFER in AF (PREvention oF thromboembolic events - European Registry in Atrial Fibrillation) Registry have shown undertreatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), particularly in Italy, where greater difficulties in the management of antithrombotic drugs compared with other European countries were also observed. The aim of the follow-up evaluation was to verify the trends of examined variables after 1 year. METHODS: Clinical features, patterns of prescriptions and patient adherence to guidelines, quality-of-life and treatment satisfaction variables were evaluated at follow-up, similarly to baseline...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
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