Anticoagulation didn't benefit patients with afib secondary to ACS, pulmonary disease, or sepsis | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Only a third of the patients were discharged on anticoagulation, and over a three-year follow-up period, receiving anticoagulation was not associated with a significant reduction in ischemic stroke.
A 46-year-old woman with no history of pregnancy is evaluated for follow-up monitoring of pulmonary emboli that developed 13 months ago... and other cases.
Restarting anticoagulation after intracerebral hemorrhage associated with lower thromboembolic risk | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
A meta-analysis found that more than a third of patients taking an anticoagulant before an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) restarted anticoagulation after the ICH, and they had lower rates of thromboembolic events.
A 54-year-old woman is evaluated before an elective cholecystectomy. Medical history is significant for atrial fibrillation, type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic heart failure, hypertension, and a transient ischemic attack 2 months ago.
CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 may merit anticoagulation with new agents | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Researchers calculated that patients with a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 had an annual stroke risk of 1.61%, above the risk cutoff of 0.9% to benefit from novel oral anticoagulants but below the 1.7% cutoff for warfarin.
Details on the approval of dabigatran etexilate, and more.
Adding catheter-directed thrombolysis to anticoagulants not helpful in DVT | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
There isn't an apparent advantage to adding catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) to anticoagulants in treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a new study found.
Bleeding risk lower with aspirin vs. anticoagulation after hip fracture repair, but DVT risk may be higher | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The risk of bleeding is lower with aspirin compared to anticoagulants after hip fracture surgery, but the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may be higher with aspirin, a new analysis found.
Direct oral anticoagulation driving changes.
Anticoagulation for heart failure and afib associated with reductions in mortality, but maybe not readmissions | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Starting anticoagulation for older patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation at hospital discharge was associated with improved mortality at 1 and 3 years but was not associated with improved rates of all-cause cardiovascular readmission