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September 30, 2015

No benefit in adding third antithrombotic

Triple therapy is no better than dual antiplatelet therapy in preventing major adverse cardiac events in older patients with atrial fibrillation who had a myocardial infarction (MI) treated with angioplasty, and triple therapy resulted in more complications, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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April 29, 2015

Global AF treatment market to peak in 2020

The global market for atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment will more than double in value from $4.6 billion in 2013 to peak sales of $9.4 billion in 2020, before declining to $5.7 billion by 2023 as novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) become genericised, according to a recent report from research and consulting firm GlobalData.1

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March 27, 2015

Apixaban recommended for treating and preventing DVT

Apixaban has been recommended as an option for treating and preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults in draft guidance1 published recently by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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December 19, 2014

PROTECT AF – percutaneous LAA closure superior to warfarin

Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is superior to warfarin for preventing the combined outcome of stroke, systemic embolism, and cardiovascular death, as well as for cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) at elevated risk for stroke, according to results form the PROTECT AF trial published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association.1

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August 5, 2014

Increased early stroke risk when starting warfarin

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) receiving warfarin may be at an increased risk of stroke during the first 30 days of treatment, possibly due to a transient hypercoagulable state at the start of treatment, according to a large study based on British patients published recently in the European Heart Journal.1

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June 26, 2014

New oral anticoagulants and bleeding management

As new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are being prescribed with increasing frequency, and patients are fully anticoagulated, although the risk of intracranial bleeding is reduced, there is still a risk of major haemorrhage. An article by Dr Raza Alikhan (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff), published in the British Journal of Cardiology,1 provides an understanding of the metabolism and excretion of NOACs, as well as their effects on coagulation tests, which is paramount in the management of patients, particularly in emergency situations.

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December 20, 2013

Cardio-oncology: what is the relationship between AF and cancer?

A major review on the relationship between atrial fibrillation (AF) and cancer has been undertaken by researchers from the University of Athens Medical School, Greece. Their report1 was published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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September 18, 2013

Warfarin-induced calciphylaxis – a case report

Calciphylaxis can be provoked by the reintroduction of warfarin therapy, introducing the possibility of direct induction, according to a study1 published recently in the International Journal of General Medicine.

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April 26, 2013

NOACs for stroke prevention in AF

Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) reduced stroke risk in the elderly population with atrial fibrillation (AF), and overcome many of the disadvantages of warfarin, according to a study1 published recently in the International Journal of General Medicine.

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March 27, 2013

Stroke risk with oral anticoagulants

Stroke rates are higher on oral anticoagulants (OACs) with some patient clinical characteristics, which could potentially be used to consider a risk assessment tool to flag up high-risk patients while on an OAC, according to a study1 published recently in Stroke.

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