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AHA scientific statement offers guidance on LV thrombus

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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/09/21/aha-scientific-statement-offers-guidance-on-lv-thrombus.htm
21 Sep 2022

New guideline released on periop management of antithrombotic therapy

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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/08/17/free/new-guideline-released-on-periop-management-of-antithrombotic-therapy.htm
17 Aug 2022

Inpatient diagnosis of atrial fibrillation associated with lower use of anticoagulation

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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/08/03/inpatient-diagnosis-of-atrial-fibrillation-associated-with-lower-use-of-anticoagulation.htm
3 Aug 2022

Postop atrial fibrillation carries same stroke risk as other new-onset atrial fibrillation

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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/07/27/postop-atrial-fibrillation-carries-same-stroke-risk-as-other-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation.htm
27 Jul 2022

Analysis shows good adherence to stroke guidelines in stroke registry hospitals

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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/07/27/analysis-shows-good-adherence-to-stroke-guidelines-in-stroke-registry-hospitals.htm
27 Jul 2022

LMWH may offer best risk-benefit profile for thromboprophylaxis in medical inpatients

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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/07/13/lmwh-may-offer-best-risk-benefit-profile-for-thromboprophylaxis-in-medical-inpatients.htm
13 Jul 2022

Adding contraception to the conversation

A hospitalist explains a recent call for her peers to consider their patients' family planning needs.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/07/06/free/adding-contraception-to-the-conversation.htm
6 Jul 2022

Mortality lower in COVID-19 inpatients who got aspirin with anticoagulation

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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/06/29/free/mortality-lower-in-covid-19-inpatients-who-got-aspirin-with-anticoagulation.htm
29 Jun 2022

AHA/ASA guideline addresses management of patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage

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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/05/25/AHA-ASA-guideline-addresses-management-of-patients-with-spontaneous-intracerebral-hemorrhage.htm
25 May 2022

Hypocoagulopathy

Correct coding and sequencing of codes for patients admitted with hypocoagulopathy can be tricky.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2022/05/18/coding-corner-hypocoagulopathy.htm
18 May 2022

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