Older adults with atrial fibrillation remain undertreated with oral anticoagulants — despite the availability of new and better drugs, investigators say.
Need for anticoagulants unclear in certain nursing home residents with Afib
Nov 02, 2022
Apixaban may be the least likely direct-acting blood thinner to cause GI bleeding in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation. But researchers question the need for these drugs in nursing home residents...
Common diabetes drug may serve as novel Afib treatment
Oct 13, 2022
If approved, it would be the first new drug identified to treat this disease of the heart in a decade, according to Cleveland Clinic researchers.
Seniors may suffer in silence with atypical Afib symptoms, study finds
Sep 14, 2022
Clinicians must increase their level of vigilance for atrial fibrillation in older adults, even in the absence of typical cardiac symptoms, physicians say.
A-Fib detected in nearly three in 10 cryptogenic stroke patients
Apr 05, 2022
Most patients diagnosed with AF were asymptomatic; arrhythmia detected with 12 months of continuous cardiac monitoring
New-onset cardiovascular complications common after stroke
Mar 31, 2022
Odds of five-year all-cause mortality up for stroke patients with ACS, atrial fibrillation/flutter, heart failure, severe ventricular arrhythmias
Coffee tied to better heart health, no added risk for Afib, studies find
Mar 25, 2022
Drinking two to three cups of coffee daily is linked to a lower risk of heart disease and atrial fibrillation, investigators say. The findings, across two studies, held true for people with and without...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 16
Nov 16, 2021
Cognitive outcomes similar with warfarin, dabigatran in older patients with Afib … Risks of drug therapy after stent placement may now outweigh benefits, researchers say … More exposure to estrogen...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, April 27
Apr 27, 2021
Frailty and cognitive impairment not reasons to withhold anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation, docs say … Parkinson’s patients’ treatment goals reflect disease progression … Study looks at how...
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 17
Nov 17, 2020
LTC pharmacies lament financial distress, request pandemic relief … 421,000 COVID tests headed to assisted living communities from the federal government … Watch for dangerous atrial fibrillation...