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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. ... While it's known that myocardial infarction (MI) is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), researchers sought to determine if the reverse was true.
November 2013

Test Yourself: MKSAP quiz on atrial fibrillation

A 56-year-old man is evaluated in the hospital for paroxysmal episodes of atrial fibrillation. ... She has hypotension and pulmonary edema in the setting of rapid atrial fibrillation.
August 2012

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. ... Eligible patients had documented atrial fibrillation (AF). They also had at least 1 stroke risk factor.
November 2013

MKSAP quiz on atrial fibrillation

A 56-year-old man is evaluated in the hospital for paroxysmal episodes of atrial fibrillation. ... She has hypotension and pulmonary edema in the setting of rapid atrial fibrillation.
June 2015

Rivaroxaban approved for atrial fibrillation

The anticoagulant rivaroxaban (Xarelto) was approved last week for a new indication—reducing the risk of stroke in patients who have non-valvular atrial fibrillation. ... For atrial fibrillation, the drug should be taken one time a day with the evening
November 2011

Rivaroxaban noninferior to warfarin for stroke, embolism in atrial fibrillation

Rivaroxaban was noninferior to warfarin for the prevention of stroke or systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation, a study found. ... vs. 0.5%; P=0.003). An editorialist wrote,“ For the management of atrial fibrillation, oral alternatives
August 2011

Hospitalizations for atrial fibrillation on the rise

The cost and rate of hospitalizations for atrial fibrillation (AF) increased significantly between 2000 and 2010, but the mortality associated with the hospitalizations decreased over the decade, a new study found.
June 2014

MKSAP quiz on anticoagulation

An electrocardiogram (ECG) shows atrial fibrillation; an ECG obtained 1 year ago was normal. ... This patient is also at high risk of thromboembolic disease associated with atrial fibrillation.
October 2016

In the News

In patients with atrial fibrillation, several algorithms for predicting the risk of thromboembolism performed similarly, although one (the CHA. ... Using the patients' data, 9 different risk algorithms were compared: Atrial Fibrillation Investigators (AFI
March 2014

Atrial fibrillation common, increasing among patients hospitalized for COPD

Out of the 1,345,270 patients included, 18.2% (n=244,488) had atrial fibrillation. ... Older age, female sex, white race, high income, and large hospital size were associated with increased odds of atrial fibrillation.
January 2019

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