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