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May 28, 2015

SWEDEHEART shows gender differences in MI prevention

Cardiac readmissions are significantly higher in women than in men, probably because of less use of secondary prevention. This was among the findings from a study published recently in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1

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December 19, 2014

Antithrombotic therapy after acute ischaemic stroke in patients with AF

Contrary to current guidelines, 30% of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and recent ischaemic stroke (IS) are not prescribed any oral anticoagulation (OAC) therapy on discharge, whereas a further 30% are prescribed combination OAC and antiplatelet therapy, according to a study published recently in Stroke.1

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October 31, 2014

Thumb-based ECG detects silent AF in stroke patients

Regular screening using a handheld electrocardiology (ECG) device on 75-year-old stroke patients for detecting silent atrial fibrillation (AF) is both effective and provides long-term cost savings, according to a new clinical study published in Europace.1

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December 20, 2012

Medication use after CABG versus PCI

Patients who receive coronary bypass surgery (CABG) are less likely than those who receive percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to fill prescriptions for secondary preventive medications, and use them consistently in the first year after the procedure, according to a study1 published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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