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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. ... Photo by Thinkstock. Edoxaban (Savaysa) tablets to reduce the risk of stroke and
April 2015

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up on ED visit

The episodes could be caused by supraventricular tachycardia (orthodromic or antidromic reciprocating tachycardia) or preexcited atrial fibrillation. ... AV nodal blockers are contraindicated in patients with preexcited atrial fibrillation, such as this
June 2017

MKSAP Quiz: Cardioversion to restore normal sinus rhythm?

The atrial fibrillation was diagnosed 4 years ago when he had a transient ischemic attack. ... The procedure should be reserved for patients with refractory atrial fibrillation and disabling symptoms.
April 2009

ICD-10 doesn't have to be intimidating

For atrial fibrillation, ICD-9 uses the code 427.31, while ICD-10 uses the following more specific codes: I48.0, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation; I48.1, persistent atrial fibrillation; I48.2, ... chronic atrial fibrillation; and I48.91, unspecified atrial
November 2013

MKSAP Quiz: Management of new-onset afib

A 30-year-old woman is evaluated for management of new-onset atrial fibrillation. ... Which of the following is the most likely cause of this patient's atrial fibrillation?
February 2012

Decisional conflict: Balancing risks, benefits for each patient

Another patient may have a relative with atrial fibrillation who had a stroke. ... Connolly SJ, Ezekowitz MD, Yusuf F, et al. Dabigatran versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation.
April 2012

In the News

Researchers have designed a risk score to help identify an individual's likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation, a Feb. ... Also, the younger a person was when heart failure or significant cardiac murmur developed, the greater the risk of atrial
April 2009

Expanded approval on rivaroxaban, reassurance on dabigatran

The drug is already approved to reduce the risk of DVTs and PEs after knee or hip replacement surgery and the risk of stroke with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
January 2013

Anticoagulant choice for stroke won't be easy for some time

Nearly half of all embolic strokes are related to atrial fibrillation, accounting for about 100,000 strokes a year, he noted. ... Cardiologists used to tell all patients their stroke risk with untreated atrial fibrillation was roughly 5%, but the risk
October 2013

Coding for anticoagulation as tricky as managing it

ICD-9) code for the disease process (e.g., atrial fibrillation, pulmonary embolism) as the primary diagnosis. ... ICD-9 codes 427.31 (atrial fibrillation) and 415.10 (pulmonary embolism and infarction) are examples of codes that could be used as
May 2010

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