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November 24, 2015

Thumb-ECG – innovation to identify AF and prevent stroke

There is growing interest in an innovative thumb-electrocardiogram (ECG) system for remote arrhythmia investigation and stroke prevention (Zenicor-ECG, Zenicor Medical Systems), which apparently detects up to four times more atrial fibrillation than a conventional Holter ECG.

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October 30, 2015

New roadmap to improve AF management

The report from the 5th Atrial Fibrillation Network association (AFNET)/European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) consensus conference has been published recently in EP Europace,1 aiming to provide a roadmap to improve the quality of AF management.

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October 30, 2015

Pacemakers identify AF to help stroke prevention

Pacemakers identify atrial fibrillation (AF) and enable initiation of anticoagulation to prevent strokes, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2015, held recently in Vienna, Austria.1

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October 30, 2015

Switching patients with AF to NOACs in primary care

Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) constitute “a new era in anticoagulation therapy” for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a review published recently in the International Journal of General Medicine.1

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September 30, 2015

Better outcomes when you follow the AF guidelines

Patients with atrial fibrillation who receive antithrombotic management according to European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines have better outcomes than those who do not, suggest results from the EORP-AF Pilot General Registry presented recently at ESC 2015, and published online in Europace.1

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April 29, 2015

Bleeding risk, physical functioning and non-use of anticoagulation

Post-stroke anticoagulation decisions are made based on clinical factors associated with bleed risk and motor deficits or physical functioning. However, opportunities may exist for improving clinician documentation of specific reasoning for non-anticoagulation prescription, according to a study published recently in the Quarterly Journal of Medicine.1

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August 5, 2014

Chair of NICE talks about new AF guidelines

Doctors are not always keeping step with prescribing new technologies and medicines, or adopting new ways of talking to patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a BJC editorial on new AF guidance from Dr David Haslam, Chair of NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).

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December 20, 2013

Management of AF still suboptimal in Europe

Statistics show that while oral anticoagulant use for atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment has increased, new oral anticoagulant (NOAC) use is still low, while compliance with treatment guidelines for patients with the lowest and higher stroke risk scores remains suboptimal, according to research1 published recently in Europace.

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June 20, 2013

AFA Infographic for greater awareness of AF and stroke

The Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) has launched an atrial fibrillation (AF) Infographic, to raise awareness of AF and stroke, and make them a national priority.

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June 20, 2013

AFA Infographic for greater awareness of AF and stroke

The Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) has launched an atrial fibrillation (AF) Infographic, to raise awareness of AF and stroke, and make them a national priority.

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