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...
Falls, disability in seniors with Afib tied to lower anticoagulant use
Sep 30, 2020
Fully 82% of seniors with atrial fibrillation in a new study experienced falls and functional disabilities. The rate of anticoagulant use decreased as the number of problems rose, researchers found.
Low-dose blood thinner prevents stroke in elderly with atrial fibrillation, trial finds
Sep 08, 2020
Patients over age 80 who were not candidates for standard anticoagulant doses due to bleeding risk experienced fewer blood clots and strokes with a low daily dose of the drug edoxaban.
Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, August 12
Aug 12, 2020
Antibody drugs may have missed window to slow pandemic … FDA agrees to conduct quick review of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug … Atrial fibrillation deaths lowest in 45 years, but remain cause for concern...
Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, May 6
May 05, 2020
Nursing homes to feds: Expand COVID-19 testing to all, pay $120K per facility, expedite PPE shipments … People aged 95 and over show stronger brain connectivity, say investigators … Intensive blood...