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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909542/which-factors-influence-resident-physicians-to-prescribe-noacs-to-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Zardasht Oqab Md Frcpc, William F McIntyre Md Frcpc, Wilma M Hopman Ma, Adrian Baranchuk Md Facc Frcp
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the European Society of Cardiology recommend the use of non-vitamin K antagonists (NOAC) in preference to warfarin for stroke prevention in most patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of this study was to identify factors that predict selection of a NOAC by resident physicians when faced with patients with non-valvular AF. A web-based survey was distributed to residents across Canada to learn the attitudes and behaviours regarding stroke, bleeding risk and choices of therapy in different clinical scenarios involving the same patient and one additional co-morbidity...
August 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909537/a-comparison-between-noacs-and-warfarin-on-time-to-elective-cardioversion
#2
REVIEW
Siva Krothapalli Md, Prashant D Bhave Md Fhrs
Cardioversion of atrial fibrillation is a procedure that has been commonly performed for over half a century. There is known to be an elevated risk of thromboembolism around the time of cardioversion, which has been shown to be drastically reduced with oral anticoagulation. The consistency of therapeutic anticoagulation in the weeks leading up to elective cardioversion is an important factor in the safety of the procedure. Until recently, the only option for oral anti-coagulation was Warfarin. The challenges of dosing Warfarin to achieve a therapeutic INR are well documented...
August 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909516/the-role-of-noacs-in-atrial-fibrillation-management-a-qualitative-study
#3
Katherine Kirley Md Ms, Goutham Rao Md, Victoria Bauer Bs, Christopher Masi Md PhD
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) benefit from anticoagulation to reduce stroke risk. However, 30-60% of patients with AF are not anticoagulated. This study explored physicians' reasons for under-treatment of AF, focusing on the role of the novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs). We interviewed primary care physicians and cardiologists involved in AF management in a variety of practice settings. We conducted interviews using a semi-structured format and analyzed the data using the Framework Method. Four themes emerged...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900231/efficacy-and-safety-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-compared-to-warfarin-in-prevention-of-thromboembolic-events-among-elderly-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#4
REVIEW
Shilpa D Kailas, Sirisha Reddy Thambuluru
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), previously also known as novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs), have increased the therapeutic options for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Previous studies comparing their relative efficacy and safety do not address age-related differences, such as comorbidities and physical and social boundaries. This review aimed to summarize and compare the clinical and safety outcomes of DOACs and warfarin for stroke prevention in AF in the elderly population (≥ 65 years)...
October 18, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893153/efficacy-and-safety-of-dabigatran-rivaroxaban-and-warfarin-for-stroke-prevention-in-chinese-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-the-hong-kong-atrial-fibrillation-project
#5
Wen-Hua Li, Duo Huang, Chern-En Chiang, Chu-Pak Lau, Hung-Fat Tse, Esther W Chan, Ian C K Wong, Gregory Y H Lip, Pak-Hei Chan, Chung-Wah Siu
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the comparative effectiveness and safety of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) compared to warfarin in Chinese atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Our aim was to compare the ischemic stroke risk reduction and incidence of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) of warfarin in relation to quality of anticoagulation control (as reflected by time in therapeutic range [TTR]), and to dabigatran and rivaroxaban in a real-world cohort of Chinese AF patients...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889397/comparative-effectiveness-of-dabigatran-and-rivaroxaban-versus-warfarin-for-the-treatment-of-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
#6
Lindsay G S Bengtson, Pamela L Lutsey, Lin Y Chen, Richard F MacLehose, Alvaro Alonso
BACKGROUND: Effectiveness data on novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) versus warfarin for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) by prior warfarin use are limited. METHODS: We used data from the US MarketScan databases from 2009 to 2012. NVAF patients initiating dabigatran or rivaroxaban were matched with up to 5 warfarin users. Propensity score-adjusted Cox regression was used to calculate hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) for relevant endpoints in NOACs versus warfarin users...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876696/stroke-prevention-strategies-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-valve-abnormalities-perceptions-of-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-results-of-the-european-heart-rhythm-association-survey
#7
Tatjana S Potpara, Gregory Y H Lip, Torben B Larsen, Antonio Madrid, Dan Dobreanu, Ewa Jędrzejczyk-Patej, Nikolaos Dagres
The purpose of this European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Survey was to assess the perceptions of 'valvular' atrial fibrillation (AF) and management of AF patients with various heart valve abnormalities in daily clinical practice in European electrophysiology (EP) centres. Questionnaire survey was sent via the Internet to the EHRA-EP Research Network Centres. Of the 52 responding centres, 42 (80.8%) were university hospitals. Choosing the most comprehensive definition of valvular AF, a total of 49 centres (94...
October 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876695/modelling-projections-for-the-uptake-of-edoxaban-in-an-european-population-to-2050-effects-on-stroke-thromboembolism-and-health-economics-perspectives
#8
Andrew D Blann, Giuseppe Boriani, Gregory Y H Lip
AIMS: In the coming decades, the number of Europeans with atrial fibrillation (AF) is set to rise as the population ages, and so with it will the number of strokes. The risk of thromboembolism (principally stroke and systemic embolism) and death can be reduced by the use of the vitamin K antagonists (VKA, e.g. warfarin) and more so by non-VKA oral anticoagulants (NOACs) such as edoxaban. METHODS AND RESULTS: We modelled the effect of the increasing use of edoxaban in preference to warfarin in a European AF population from both clinical and economic perspectives...
October 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870603/indirect-comparison-of-novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-women-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#9
Alex Moseley, Rami Doukky, Kim Allan Williams, Amir K Jaffer, Annabelle Santos Volgman
BACKGROUND: For nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been found noninferior to warfarin for stroke/systemic embolization prevention, and major bleeding events. Recent meta-analysis of NOACs versus warfarin in atrial fibrillation (AF) showed that women on warfarin have greater risk of stroke/embolism than men, and when both are treated with NOACs, differences disappear. METHODS: NOACs differ in pharmacologic properties, thus they may differ from one another in their effects on women with AF...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847992/-esc-guidelines-on-atrial-fibrillation-2016-summary-of-the-most-relevant-recommendations-and-modifications
#10
L Eckardt, K G Häusler, U Ravens, M Borggrefe, P Kirchhof
The first European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines on atrial fibrillation (AF) developed in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) were published in August 2016. These guidelines replace the revised guidelines from 2012 and contain some interesting new aspects. The topics range from the pathophysiology through diagnostics, therapy and stroke prevention up to special clinical situations, such as atrial fibrillation in cardiopathy, sport and pregnancy. Early screening, patient informed consent, individualized therapy and the modification of factors promoting atrial fibrillation are of particular importance...
November 15, 2016: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836786/non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-and-heart-failure
#11
REVIEW
Richard Isnard, Fabrice Bauer, Alain Cohen-Solal, Thibaud Damy, Erwan Donal, Michel Galinier, Albert Hagège, Patrick Jourdain, Christophe Leclercq, Rémi Sabatier, Jean-Noël Trochu, Ariel Cohen
Thromboembolism contributes to morbidity and mortality in patients with heart failure (HF), and atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the main factors promoting this complication. As they share many risk factors, HF and AF frequently coexist, and patients with both conditions are at a particularly high risk of thromboembolism. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are direct antagonists of thrombin (dabigatran) and factor Xa (rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban), and were designed to overcome the limitations of vitamin K antagonists...
November 2016: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831592/adherence-to-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-focus-on-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants
#12
Valeria Raparelli, Marco Proietti, Roberto Cangemi, Gregory Y H Lip, Deirdre A Lane, Stefania Basili
Oral anticoagulation is pivotal in the management of thromboembolic risk in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients. Effective anticoagulation is important to avoid major adverse events and medication adherence is central to achieve good anticoagulation control. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are as effective and safe as vitamin K antagonist (VKAs) in NVAF patients. Due to the absence of routine anticoagulation monitoring with NOACs treatment, concerns have been raised about patient's adherence to NOACs and real-life data demonstrates variability in adherence and persistence...
November 10, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819149/clinical-relevance-of-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-properties-of-edoxaban-when-treating-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-heart-failure
#13
Nadia Aspromonte, Furio Colivicchi
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an independent risk factor for stroke. It is most prevalent in the elderly and frequently coexists with heart failure (HF). The joint occurrence of AF and HF further worsens prognosis. The prevention of thromboembolism is crucial in the management of AF. In recent years, new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been licensed for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with AF. Areas covered: This article reviews the key published studies on the pharmacology, clinical efficacy and safety of edoxaban, the latest NOAC to receive approval for the AF indication...
November 6, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817212/the-factor-xa-inhibitor-edoxaban-for-the-prevention-of-stroke-and-systemic-embolism-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
#14
Joan Minguet, Helen M Sims, Katherine H Smith, Peter Bramlage
With the rising prevalence of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in the general population, the development of new drugs for prevention of thromboembolic events is essential. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been shown to present a number of advantages over conventionally used agents, such as predictable pharmacokinetics and no requirement for continuous anticoagulant monitoring. The most recently approved NOAC for the NVAF indication is edoxaban. Several subgroup analyses from the edoxaban phase III ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 trial have now been published, alongside meta-analysis data comparing the four currently approved NOACs...
November 17, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807780/retroperitoneal-haematoma-in-a-postoperative-alif-patient-taking-rivaroxaban-for-atrial-fibrillation
#15
Praveena Deekonda, Oliver M Stokes, Daniel Chan
BACKGROUND: Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are being increasingly used in the secondary prevention of thromboembolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Patients taking NOACs are difficult to manage perioperatively, and several unexpected complications have been reported in these patients. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a rivaroxaban-induced retroperitoneal haematoma in a 72-year-old man who underwent an L5/S1 anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) for grade 1 spondylolytic spondylolisthesis...
November 2, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793500/management-and-outcomes-of-bleeding-events-in-patients-in-the-emergency-department-taking-warfarin-or-a-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulant
#16
Adam J Singer, Adam Quinn, Neil Dasgupta, Henry C Thode
BACKGROUND: Most comparisons of bleeding patients who are taking warfarin or a non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant (NOAC) have been limited to admitted patients and major bleeding events in well-controlled, clinical trial settings. OBJECTIVES: We describe the clinical characteristics, interventions, and outcomes in patients who are taking warfarin or a NOAC who presented to the emergency department (ED) with any bleeding event. METHODS: We conducted a structured, retrospective, observational study of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, pulmonary embolism, or deep vein thrombosis warfarin- or NOAC-treated patients presenting with any bleeding event to a large, academic ED between January 2012 and March 2015...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783556/adherence-to-rivaroxaban-dabigatran-and-apixaban-for-stroke-prevention-in-incident-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Joshua D Brown, Anand R Shewale, Jeffery C Talbert
BACKGROUND: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are widely used for prevention of stroke secondary to nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Increased use of NOACs is partially a result of simplified regimens compared with warfarin, which has been associated with poor adherence and persistence to therapy. Few studies have assessed adherence to NOACs, especially using contemporary data now that multiple NOACs are available. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate adherence to NOACs in a cohort of newly diagnosed NVAF patients who are commercially insured...
November 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781063/efficacy-and-safety-of-novel-anticoagulants-in-the-elderly
#18
REVIEW
Nikolaos Karamichalakis, Stamatis Georgopoulos, Konstantinos Vlachos, Ioannis Liatakis, Michael Efremidis, Antonios Sideris, Konstantinos P Letsas
Atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism (VTE) are common disorders associated with maleficent thrombotic events, particularly in the elderly patients. Polypharmacy, co-morbidities, and altered pharmacokinetics, often present in these patients, render the use of anticoagulants quite challenging. Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have recently emerged as alternatives to Vitamin K Antagonists (VKAs) and are gradually increasing their popularity mainly because of their fewer drug and food interactions and ease of use...
August 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780804/how-i-treat-anticoagulation-in-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Benjamin A Steinberg
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, and conveys a significant risk of morbidity and mortality due to related stroke and systemic embolism. Oral anticoagulation (OAC) is the mainstay of thromboembolism prevention and management of anticoagulation can be challenging. For patients without significant valvular disease, decisions around anticoagulation therapy are first based on the presence of additional stroke risk factors, as measured by the CHA2DS2-VASc score. Patients with increased CHA2DS2-VASc scores (by regional guidelines) should next be evaluated to determine if they are candidates for non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC) therapy...
October 25, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777713/medication-error-when-switching-from-warfarin-to-rivaroxaban-leading-to-spontaneous-large-ecchymosis-of-the-abdominal-and-chest-wall
#20
Flavio Egger, Federica Targa, Ivan Unterholzner, Russell P Grant, Markus Herrmann, Christian J Wiedermann
Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant (NOAC) therapy may be inappropriate if prescription was incorrect, the patient's physiological parameters change, or interacting concomitant medications are erroneously added. The aim of this report was to illustrate inappropriate NOAC prescription in a 78-year-old woman with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and borderline renal dysfunction who was switched from warfarin to rivaroxaban and subsequently developed bruising with hemorrhagic shock and acute on chronic renal failure...
August 8, 2016: Clinics and Practice
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