Search results for "Atrial fibrillation"
Amiodarone increases bleeding compared with flecainide or sotalol in patients on anticoagulant therapy
A retrospective analysis of Medicare patients who started an anticoagulant and then amiodarone found that they had a 44% increased risk for bleeding-related hospitalization compared to those on other antiarrhythmics and that this risk was higher with rivaroxaban than apixaban.
23 May 2023
Take TIAs as seriously as a stroke
Internal medicine physicians play a critical role in educating patients about the seriousness of transient ischemic attacks and preventing their recurrence.
1 May 2023
Updated Beers criteria highlight medications that are risky in older patients
The American Geriatrics Society has added warfarin as a medication to avoid and urged caution with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in the latest update of its guidance on prescribing for U.S. adults ages 65 years and older.
16 May 2023
Cognitive impairment common after stroke
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association called for collaboration among primary care physicians, subspecialist doctors, and other health professionals to identify and manage cognitive problems after stroke.
9 May 2023
MKSAP Quiz: new-onset atrial fibrillation
A 30-year-old woman is evaluated for management of new-onset atrial fibrillation. She has a history of tetralogy of Fallot that was repaired at age 18 months. She has had no cardiovascular concerns since then and has not had regular follow-up since childhood. What is the most likely cause of this patient's atrial fibrillation?.
1 Sep 2010
Patients with atrial fibrillation likely to underestimate bleeding risks of anticoagulants
Women were significantly less likely than men to underestimate their bleeding risk, and a history of bleeding was associated with a threefold increased likelihood of inaccurate perception of bleeding risk, according to a study of atrial fibrillation patients.
24 Aug 2021
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
MKSAP Quiz: Abrupt-onset palpitations
A 42-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department for abrupt-onset palpitations. For the past year, she has been having similar episodes with increasing frequency. Following a physical exam and ECG, what is the most likely rhythm diagnosis?
1 Jun 2022
Alcohol abstinence may reduce secondary atrial fibrillation, randomized trial finds
An editorial noted the potential difficulty of convincing patients who drink regularly to abstain from alcohol long enough to make a difference.
7 Jan 2020
CTA-detected coronary artery disease associated with increased risk for myocardial infarction
Danish researchers used computed tomography angiography (CTA) to diagnose obstructive coronary atherosclerosis in 9,533 asymptomatic patients ages 40 years or older without known cardiovascular disease.
28 Mar 2023