Treat patients with left ventricular (LV) thrombus after myocardial infarction with oral anticoagulants for three months, the American Heart Association (AHA) said, among other recommendations.
21 Sep 2022
The American College of Chest Physicians issued 44 recommendations, covering use of vitamin K antagonists, heparin bridging, direct oral anticoagulants, and antiplatelet drugs in patients undergoing surgeries or procedures.
17 Aug 2022
Ninety days after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, 51.6% of patients diagnosed in the ED were on oral anticoagulants, compared to 50.9% of those diagnosed in the hospital and 67.9% of those diagnosed as outpatients, a Canadian study found.
3 Aug 2022
Patients who first developed atrial fibrillation within 30 days of surgery were less likely to be prescribed an anticoagulant, despite similar risks of stroke and transient ischemic attack as other patients with atrial fibrillation, a study found.
27 Jul 2022
The Get With The Guidelines study did identify some areas of potential improvement in inpatient stroke care, including more dysphagia screening and use of high-intensity statin therapy.
27 Jul 2022
A meta-analysis found that an intermediate dose of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) had the most favorable balance of risk and harms during hospitalization for acute illness, while unfractionated heparin and direct oral anticoagulants had the least.
13 Jul 2022
A hospitalist explains a recent call for her peers to consider their patients' family planning needs.
6 Jul 2022
An international registry study compared outcomes in 298 patients who received both prophylactic anticoagulation and aspirin with a propensity-matched group who received anticoagulation alone.
29 Jun 2022
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) guideline updated the previous 2015 guideline and provided recommendations for reversing anticoagulation, lowering blood pressure, handling decisions to end life-sustaining treatment, and more.
25 May 2022
Correct coding and sequencing of codes for patients admitted with hypocoagulopathy can be tricky.
18 May 2022