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Patients with provoked VTE often on anticoagulation longer than recommended

Three variables were associated with receiving anticoagulation for longer than three months after a provoked venous thromboembolism (VTE): direct oral anticoagulant use, history of VTE, and history of myocardial infarction.
1 Nov 2022

Apixaban associated with lower risk of GI bleeding compared to other DOACs

Apixaban users experienced similar rates of ischemic stroke or systemic embolism, intracranial hemorrhage, and all-cause mortality as patients taking other direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), a retrospective analysis found.
1 Nov 2022

Apixaban safer, more effective than rivaroxaban for afib with heart disease, study finds

Apixaban was associated with a lower rate of ischemic stroke or systemic embolism and a lower rate of bleeding in a propensity-matched cohort study of commercially insured patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and valvular heart disease.
18 Oct 2022

AHA scientific statement offers guidance on LV thrombus

Among other recommendations, clinicians should treat patients with left ventricular (LV) thrombus after myocardial infarction using oral anticoagulants for three months, the American Heart Association (AHA) said.
20 Sep 2022

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
1 Sep 2022

MKSAP Quiz: 6-month history of intermittent claudication

A 68-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-month history of intermittent claudication. His symptoms have been slowly progressive but are not life limiting. Medical history is significant for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and carotid artery stenosis treated with left carotid endarterectomy. He is a former smoker but quit 10 years ago. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate treatment to reduce this patient's cardiovascular risk?
23 Aug 2022

Risks and benefits of procedure versus medication in afib vary by individual

A modeling study found that left atrial appendage occlusion could be an alternative to oral anticoagulants in patients at high bleeding risk but that the combination of risks for stroke and bleeding should be considered on an individual basis.
16 Aug 2022

Medication adherence affecting cardiovascular outcomes even in clinical trials

Two new analyses of recent cardiology trials highlighted the prevalence and potential adverse effects of nonadherence to medications.
16 Aug 2022

Diltiazem may increase bleeding risk when coadministered with DOACs in afib

A study of patients with atrial fibrillation in one U.S. health system found a 56% higher risk for bleeding-related hospitalization associated with concomitant use of diltiazem and a direct-acting oral anticoagulant (DOAC) versus a DOAC alone.
12 Jul 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Multiple segmental pulmonary emboli

A 65-year-old man is diagnosed with multiple segmental pulmonary emboli in the right lung. He has no other medical problems, and he takes no medications. He is alert and engaged in shared decision making. After a physical exam and discussion with the patient, what is the appropriate treatment recommendation?
31 May 2022

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