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.
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
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.
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
failure, chronic kidney disease, atrial fibrillation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis, dyslipidemia, hypertension and diabetes, said Wilbert S. ... fibrillation. Uncontrolled hypertension also increases risk of sudden cardiac death,
when used by patients in permanent atrial fibrillation (AF).
Dronedarone (Multaq) tablets, to help maintain normal heart rhythms in patients with a history of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.
ACC '09: A vote of confidence for clopidogrel. For the 40-50% of patients with atrial fibrillation and high stroke risk who can't take warfarin, adding clopidogrel (Plavix) to their
What follows may cause your atria to fibrillate. Last month I wrote that the best tool for treating atrial fibrillation (AF) was to give patients information--to teach them about their ... Reference:. Hendriks J, et al "Specialized atrial fibrillation
One study found that atrial fibrillation and heart valve patients on warfarin who did weekly home INR testing had about the same number of strokes, major bleeds or deaths as patients ... Patients also were happier with the home testing approach, which is