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July 30, 2015

NOACs carry different bleeding risks for elderly

Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have equal efficacy to older treatments, but carry different risk of bleeding complications in the elderly, finds a study published recently in Circulation.1

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February 25, 2015

Premature childbirth link to CVD risk

A history of spontaneous preterm delivery appears to double a woman’s risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD), according to the results of a study published recently in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1

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February 25, 2015

Longer ECG monitoring after stroke a must

Longer duration of electrocardiographic monitoring after cryptogenic stroke is associated with a greater detection of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.1

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December 19, 2014

Lower bleeding risk with apixaban versus VKAs

Apixaban is associated with a lower risk of bleeding than vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), which provides some reassurance regarding its safety, according to the authors of a meta-analysis published recently in the American Journal of Cardiology.1

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October 31, 2014

Catheter ablation in AF patients improves left ventricular systolic dysfunction

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AFCA) efficacy in patients with impaired left ventricular systolic function improves when performed early in the natural history of atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure, according to a study published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.1 AFCA provides long-term benefits on left ventricular function, significantly reducing the number of patients with severely impaired systolic function, the authors add.

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March 28, 2014

Insomnia symptoms associated with mortality

Insomnia symptoms, especially difficulty initiating sleep and non-restorative sleep, are associated with a higher risk of mortality, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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December 20, 2012

Benefits of NOACs in AF

Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are associated with an overall clinical benefit compared with vitamin K antagonists, according to a study1 published recently in Circulation.

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November 15, 2012

NOACs in AF – review and analysis

Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are associated with an overall clinical benefit compared with vitamin K antagonists, according to a study1 published recently in Circulation.

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June 8, 2009

Fish oil meta-analysis: lack of protective antiarrhythmic effect in ICD patients

The meta-analysis combined the results of three double-blind randomised intervention studies that examined the effects of fish oil on ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). None of these trials individually had shown whether supplementation had protective effects.

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