But those are the rules, you see. Only patients with non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation can get dabigatran, I was told. ... Dabigatran was never approved for atrial flutter, only atrial fibrillation. Never mind the stroke risk in non-rheumatic atrial
to accurately distinguish the regular steady beating of normal sinus rhythm from the irregularity of atrial fibrillation (AF).
They discuss a case in which a cardiologist recommended anticoagulation as stroke prophylaxis for an elderly man with atrial fibrillation.
QD: News Every Day--Smartphone app can detect afib. A smartphone app that detects atrial fibrillation has become the latest challenge the traditional doctor's armamentarium, in this case, the Holter
For example, diabetes was a comorbidity in 41.7% of those with ischemic heart disease, 47.1% among heart failure patients, 37.1% in atrial fibrillation patients, and 41.5% in ... Arthritis was a comorbidity in 40.6% of those with ischemic heart disease,
A patient of mine, relatively young but uninsurable because he is self-employed and has hypertension and atrial fibrillation, took advantage of the opportunity to get coverage.
QD: News Every Day--Ankle-brachial index may augment CHA2DS2-VASc scores. One-fifth of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (afib) patients had an ankle-brachial index (ABI) 0.90, making it a
She mentioned to the doctors, though, that she was told she once had atrial fibrillation so she's placed on anticoagulants and discharged. ... Several weeks later, she walks blissfully into her primary care doctor's office feeling fine but is noted to
Recently, a patient of mine with rate-controlled atrial fibrillation developed exertional dyspnea and an increased ventricular response.
Thavendiranathan. In part, a cancer patient's risk for cardiotoxicity is determined by the usual factors familiar to internists: older age, diabetes, hypertension, and existing cardiovascular diseases, such as atrial fibrillation