Search results for "Atrial fibrillation"

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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

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

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

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

Zolpidem dose for women lowered, diabetes drug approved

A new indication for apixaban (Eliquis), to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation that is not caused by a heart valve problem. ... Safety and efficacy in patients with atrial fibrillation not caused by
April 2013

Taking a drink: what patients should know

Heavy drinking imposes significant risks for osteoporosis, many types of cancer, liver disease, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, stroke and multiple social and behavioral problems. ... Higher intake, they said, may be associated with lower risk of
January 2013

QD: News Every Day--Omega-3 supplements didn't reduce afib in patients with normal sinus rhythms

This was a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial in 42 Argentinian centers with 586 outpatients with confirmed symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. ... Among the cohort, 428 required cardioversion, 55 had at least 2 episodes of
August 2019

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

Warning on NSAIDs; new schizophrenia drug approved

devices to close the left atrial appendage (LAA) and prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
September 2015

Optimizing medical therapy after stroke

Apixaban in patients with atrial fibrillation. N Engl J Med. 2011;364:806-17. ... Statin use is linked to lower risk of recurrent vascular events among ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation.
June 2016

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