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Kidney disease increases risks of atrial fibrillation

Patients who have both chronic kidney disease and atrial fibrillation are at higher risk of stroke, thromboembolism and bleeding, a new study found. ... Researchers collected data on all patients discharged from Danish hospitals with a diagnosis of
August 2012

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

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. ... The presence of atrial fibrillation was also associated with higher costs and longer length of stay.
January 2019

Afib initiative strives to close a quality gap

Haft began to study the incidence of atrial fibrillation among patients hospitalized for stroke at HackensackUMC. ... Haft concluded. “Take atrial fibrillation very seriously, especially in the patients who have the risk factors.
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

Recent Research

Using national registries, Danish researchers identified 11, 480 patients with atrial fibrillation who were admitted for MI or PCI from 2001 through 2009. ... Researchers collected data on all patients discharged from Danish hospitals with a diagnosis of
January 2013

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

Aspirin overuse persists in afib

Oral anticoagulants (OACs) are better at preventing strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, data show. ... What about atrial fibrillation patients on aspirin monotherapy—should hospitalists switch them to an OAC?
October 2016

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