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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.
3 Aug 2022

Atrial fibrillation common, increasing among patients hospitalized for COPD

In-hospital mortality was higher among patients who had atrial fibrillation in addition to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but it decreased significantly over time, from 6.1% in 2003 to 2.9% in 2014.
30 Jan 2019

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.
27 Jul 2022

Atrial fibrillation may be a risk factor for heart attack

Atrial fibrillation appears to be a risk factor for myocardial infarction, a new study found.
13 Nov 2013

July 27, 2022

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Rule developed for starting DOACs after stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

Using a “1-2-3-4-day rule” to choose when to start direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) based on stroke severity appeared to decrease risk for recurrent stroke or systemic embolism without increasing bleeding risk.
9 Feb 2022

Apixaban as safe as warfarin before cardioversion for atrial fibrillation

In atrial fibrillation patients, apixaban before cardioversion appears to be as safe as warfarin, a new study found.
13 Nov 2013

Atrial fibrillation

Identify and document the four clinical types of atrial fibrillation.
15 Nov 2019

Early cardioversion for newly diagnosed nonvalvular afib may lower mortality

Only 14.9% of patients received early cardioversion in the international registry study, which also found no major difference in outcomes by whether patients received direct-current cardioversion or pharmacological cardioversion.
3 Nov 2021

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.
27 Jul 2022

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