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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913059/cha2ds2-vasc-scores-and-major-bleeding-in-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-who-are-receiving-rivaroxaban
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W Frank Peacock, Sally Tamayo, Manesh Patel, Nicholas Sicignano, Kathleen P Hopf, Zhong Yuan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Assessing stroke risk associated with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation depends on the evaluation of patient characteristics and clinical features. Clinicians must determine that the net clinical benefit from anticoagulation therapy outweighs its risk, namely, bleeding. Risk assessment for stroke is commonly performed by calculating a CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure/left ventricular dysfunction, hypertension, ≥75 years, diabetes mellitus, previous stroke or transient ischemic attack or thromboembolism, vascular disease, aged 65 to 74 years, sex female) score...
November 29, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909535/search-for-the-ideal-antithrombotic-drug-utopian-task-likely-is-implemented-already
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REVIEW
Petras Stirbys Md PhD
Atrial fibrillation is the most prevalent cardiac arrhythmia with a high risk of ischemic stroke. Thromboprophylaxis plays a key role in prevention of cardioembolic and non-cardioembolic events. Oral antithrombotic drugs are most often used to reduce hypercoagulable state. Patients may suffer from both under- and overtreatment compromising the outcomes. Medication peculiarities at large are well-known and widely debated. Non-adherence to antithrombotic drug regimen poses a significant risk of stroke. There is a pressing need for more detailed delineation of risk factors, namely by incorporation of the letter "N" (meaning "Non-adherence to drug therapy") into the well-known risk score alphanumeric display: CHA2DS2N-VASc...
August 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909516/the-role-of-noacs-in-atrial-fibrillation-management-a-qualitative-study
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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/27909151/cerebrovascular-disease-associated-risk-factors-and-antithrombotic-therapy-in-a-population-screening-cohort-insights-from-the-belgian-heart-rhythm-week-programme
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Marco Proietti, Georges H Mairesse, Peter Goethals, Christophe Scavee, Johan Vijgen, Ivan Blankoff, Yves Vandekerckhove, Gregory Yh Lip
BACKGROUND: Cerebrovascular disease confers a major healthcare burden worldwide and is a major cause of death and disability. Several well-established risk factors, such as atrial fibrillation (AF), are associated with cerebrovascular disease and antithrombotic therapy reduces risk. DESIGN: This study was a subgroup analysis from the Belgian Heart Rhythm Week, a nationwide AF awareness programme. METHODS: We studied subjects screened between 2012 and 2014 with available data on clinical risk factors and antithrombotic treatment...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907893/factors-impacting-complication-rates-for-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-from-2003-to-2015
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Eunice Yang, Esra Gucuk Ipek, Muhammad Balouch, Yuliya Mints, Jonathan Chrispin, Joseph E Marine, Ronald D Berger, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Jack Rickard, Hugh Calkins, Saman Nazarian, David D Spragg
AIMS: Complications from catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) are well described. Changing aspects of AF ablation including patient populations referred, institutional experience, and emerging catheter and pharmacological options may impact complication rates. We assessed procedural complication trends in AF ablation patients from 2003-2015 to identify what factors affect adverse event rates. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated consecutively enrolled patients undergoing initial AF ablation from 2003 through 2015...
October 6, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903389/-dabigatran-versus-warfarin-for-the-prevention-of-stroke-in-chinese-patients-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-chinese-subpopulation-analysis-of-re-ly
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X Gao, Y M Yang, J Zhu, Y Dai, H Q Tan
Objective: This analysis was performed to evaluate the efficacy in stroke prevention and safety of dabigatran in Chinese nonvalvular atrial fibrillation(NVAF) patients enrolled in RE-LY trial. Methods: RE-LY was an prospective, open-label, randomized, multicenter study. From March 2006 to March 2009, 541 atrial fibrillation patients at risk of stroke were recruited from 13 medical centers in China. Patients randomly received, in a blinded fashion, fixed doses of dabigatran-110 mg or 150 mg twice daily or, in an unblinded fashion, adjusted-dose warfarin...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902730/spectrum-of-cerebrovascular-disease-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-undergoing-chemotherapy-results-of-a-case-control-study
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Archana Hinduja, Kaustubh Limaye, Rahul Ravilla, Appalnaidu Sasapu, Xenofon Papanikolaou, Lai Wei, Michel Torbey, Sarah Waheed
OBJECTIVES: Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) are at increased risk of arterial thrombosis. Our aim was to determine the risk factors, mechanisms and outcome of strokes in these patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective matched case-control study from our database of MM patients enrolled in Total Therapy (TT) 2, TT3a and TT3b protocols who developed a vascular event (transient ischemic attack, ischemic stroke, or intracerebral hemorrhage) from October 1998 to January 2014...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897386/cardiovascular-and-stroke-risk-in-japanese-hemodialysis-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jumpei Hasegawa, Brian Bieber, Maria Larkina, Bruce M Robinson, Sachiko Wakai, Tadao Akizawa, Akira Saito, Shunichi Fukuhara, Takashi Akiba
Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common arrhythmias in hemodialysis patients. We evaluated its clinical outcomes among hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation in Japan. Using data derived from the Japanese Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study, we analyzed backgrounds and outcomes among hemodialysis patients with and without atrial fibrillation in Japan. Among 7002 hemodialysis patients, the prevalence of atrial fibrillation was 5.7% and the incidence was 0.2 per 100 patient-years. Atrial fibrillation was independently associated with all-cause mortality (hazard ratio, 1...
November 29, 2016: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893055/assessment-of-use-vs-discontinuation-of-oral-anticoagulation-after-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Sara Själander, Fredrik Holmqvist, J Gustav Smith, Pyotr G Platonov, Milos Kesek, Peter J Svensson, Carina Blomström-Lundqvist, Fariborz Tabrizi, Jari Tapanainen, Dritan Poci, Anders Jönsson, Anders Själander
Importance: Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is a recommended treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation, but it is unclear whether it results in a lower risk of stroke. Objectives: To investigate the proportion of patients discontinuing anticoagulation treatment after PVI in association with the CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age ≥75 years [doubled], diabetes, stroke [doubled], vascular disease, age 65-74 years, sex category [female]) score, identify factors predicting stroke after PVI, and explore the risk of cardiovascular events after PVI in patients with and without guideline-recommended anticoagulation treatment...
November 23, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892885/vitamin-k-antagonists-for-stroke-prevention-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
Hans Van Der Meersch, Dirk De Bacquer, An S De Vriese
BACKGROUND: The use of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) in hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is controversial. No randomized trials are available and observational studies have yielded conflicting results, engendering a large clinical practice variability and physician uncertainty. An unresolved but highly relevant question is whether AF poses a true risk of ischemic stroke in hemodialysis and whether any form of oral anticoagulation is therefore warranted. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of studies that compared the incidence of ischemic stroke and bleeding in hemodialysis patients with AF taking VKA and those not taking VKA...
October 4, 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889397/comparative-effectiveness-of-dabigatran-and-rivaroxaban-versus-warfarin-for-the-treatment-of-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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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/27888051/absence-of-oral-anticoagulation-and-subsequent-outcomes-among-outpatients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Paul L Hess, Sunghee Kim, Gregg C Fonarow, Laine Thomas, Daniel E Singer, James V Freeman, Bernard J Gersh, Jack Ansell, Peter R Kowey, Kenneth W Mahaffey, Paul S Chan, Benjamin A Steinberg, Eric D Peterson, Jonathan P Piccini
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have shown a treatment gap in oral anticoagulation (OAC) use among patients with atrial fibrillation yet have incompletely characterized factors associated with failure to treat and subsequent outcomes in contemporary practice. METHODS: Using data collected between June 2010 and August 2011 from 174 ambulatory care sites in the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, we identified factors associated with absence of OAC via stratified logistic regression...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884245/acute-kidney-injury-in-asians%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-atrial%C3%A2-fibrillation-treated%C3%A2-with%C3%A2-dabigatran%C3%A2-or-warfarin
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Yi-Hsin Chan, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Lai-Chu See, Chun-Li Wang, Shang-Hung Chang, Hsin-Fu Lee, Lung-Sheng Wu, Hui-Tzu Tu, Chi-Tai Kuo
BACKGROUND: Whether dabigatran is associated with a lower risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The authors compared the risk of AKI in Asians with NVAF who were prescribed dabigatran versus warfarin. METHODS: The authors analyzed patients enrolled in the Taiwan nationwide retrospective cohort study from June 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013. Dabigatran and warfarin were taken by 7,702 and 7,885 NVAF patients without a history of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 2,256 and 2,089 NVAF patients with a history of CKD, respectively...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883210/rationale-and-design-of-the-bayes-interatrial-block-and-yearly-events-registry
#14
Manuel Martínez-Sellés, Adrian Baranchuk, Roberto Elosua, Antonio Bayés de Luna
The prevalence of interatrial block (IAB) is high in the elderly, particularly in those with heart disease. Despite this high prevalence-and the association of IAB with the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke, and cognitive decline-little information exists about the prognosis of older patients with IAB. P-wave duration and morphology are associated with risk of developing AF, stroke, and cognitive decline in elderly patients with structural heart disease. The aim of the Interatrial Block and Yearly Events (BAYES) registry is to assess the impact of IAB on the risk of AF and stroke during 3 years of follow-up...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881629/risk-of-fractures-after-stroke-results-from-the-ontario-stroke-registry
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Moira K Kapral, Jiming Fang, Shabbir M H Alibhai, Peter Cram, Angela M Cheung, Leanne K Casaubon, Marla Prager, Melissa Stamplecoski, Brennan Rashkovan, Peter C Austin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk of fractures after stroke. METHODS: Using the Ontario Stroke Registry, we identified a population-based sample of consecutive patients seen in the emergency department or hospitalized with stroke (n = 23,751) or TIA (n = 11,240) at any of 11 stroke centers in Ontario, Canada, and discharged alive between July 1, 2003, and March 31, 2012. We compared the risk of low-trauma fractures in patients with stroke vs those with TIA using propensity score methods to adjust for differences in baseline factors...
November 23, 2016: Neurology
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
#16
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
#17
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/27870410/sex-differences-in-neuroinflammation-and-neuroprotection-in-ischemic-stroke
#18
REVIEW
Monica S Spychala, Pedram Honarpisheh, Louise D McCullough
Stroke is not only a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide it also disproportionally affects women. There are currently over 500,000 more women stroke survivors in the US than men, and elderly women bear the brunt of stroke-related disability. Stroke has dropped to the fifth leading cause of death in men, but remains the third in women. This review discusses sex differences in common stroke risk factors, the efficacy of stroke prevention therapies, acute treatment responses, and post-stroke recovery in clinical populations...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868275/effectiveness-and-safety-of-drugs-used-for-stroke-prevention-in-a-cohort-of-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-from-a-primary-care-electronic-database
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Maria Giner-Soriano, Albert Roso-Llorach, Cristina Vedia Urgell, Xavier Castells, Dolors Capellà, Ignacio Ferreira-González, Josep Maria Elorza-Ricart, Marc Casajuana, Amelia Troncoso Mariño, Eduard Diògene, Bonaventura Bolíbar, Concepció Violan, Rosa Morros
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess effectiveness and safety of antithrombotics for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation in real-use conditions. METHODS: We used a population-based retrospective cohort study. Information emerges from SIDIAP, a database containing anonymized information from electronic health records from 274 primary healthcare centres of the Catalan Health Institute, Catalonia (Spain), with a reference population of 5 835 000 people...
November 20, 2016: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861189/oral-anticoagulation-for-stroke-prevention-amongst-atrial-fibrillation-patients-with-valvular-heart-disease-an-update
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Andrew C T Ha, Atul Verma, Subodh Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The majority of evidence on the safety and efficacy of oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention amongst patients with atrial fibrillation is derived from those without significant valvular heart disease. This article will review current knowledge, areas of uncertainty and controversy, and ongoing research on oral anticoagulation for stroke prevention amongst patients with valvular heart disease. RECENT FINDINGS: The rates of stroke, systemic embolism, and major bleeding were similar for patients with and without significant native valvular disease when treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) or vitamin K antagonists...
November 18, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
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