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DOACs may be safe, effective for VTE prevention in patients with higher weight, BMI

Patients with first-time venous thromboembolism (VTE) who weighed 120 kg or more and had a body mass index (BMI) of 40 kg/m2 or more were not at higher risk for bleeding or recurrent VTE with direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) versus warfarin.
9 Nov 2021

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

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

Task Force finds insufficient evidence on screening for afib

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reviewed trials published since 2017 but did not deem them strong enough to show evidence of benefit or harm.
1 Feb 2022

Guidelines offer 28 recommendations for initial management, secondary prevention of DVT and PE

Among other recommendations, the new guidelines from the American Society of Hematology suggest offering home treatment to low-risk patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE).
20 Oct 2020

Approvals for an oral anticoagulant, generic esomeprazole

This update covers the approval of an oral medication to reduce the risk of stroke and embolism in atrial fibrillation and the first generic version of esomeprazole.
1 Apr 2015

Point-of-care screening did not affect diagnosis of afib in primary care, study finds

In a randomized trial at 16 primary care clinics in Massachusetts, rates of new afib diagnosis at one year were 1.72% with afib screening of older patients using a single-lead electrocardiogram versus 1.59% with usual care.
8 Mar 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Preconception counseling for mitral stenosis

A 26-year-old woman seeks preconception counseling. She has a history of mitral stenosis and underwent mitral valve replacement with a tilting-disc mechanical prosthesis 5 years ago. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and electrocardiogram, what is the most appropriate anticoagulation regimen for this patient during the first trimester?
23 Jun 2020

Managing DOACs in primary care

Primary care physicians play a crucial role in ongoing anticoagulation management, including educating patients about the signs of venous thromboembolism.
1 Apr 2022

DOACs associated with lower risk of fracture than warfarin in atrial fibrillation

Patients taking apixaban, dabigatran, or rivaroxaban had lower rates of hip and vertebral fractures than those taking warfarin, with no difference seen between the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs).
19 May 2020

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