PE recurrence same with vena cava filter plus anticoagulation as anticoagulation alone | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Adding an inferior vena cava filter did not reduce the risk of recurrent pulmonary embolism (PE) compared to anticoagulation alone, according to a recent study of French patients hospitalized with PE.
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.
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 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.
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.
Details on the approval of dabigatran etexilate, and more.
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.
Restarting anticoagulation after GI bleed associated with reduced mortality in afib | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Compared to patients who didn't restart medication, those who restarted oral anticoagulation alone had a significantly increased risk of major bleeding, but the risk of recurrent GI bleeding was not significantly increased.
Direct oral anticoagulation driving changes.
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.