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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

Finding atrial fibrillation in the hospital

Despite being one of the most common inpatient diagnoses and a major risk factor for stroke, atrial fibrillation (AF) often remains undiagnosed until a patient is hospitalized for another condition. ... Another potential alternative is the lariat
August 2019

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

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

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

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 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

Atrial fibrillation

Identify and document the four clinical types of atrial fibrillation. ... Atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, and its coding and documentation implications are numerous.
November 2019

Resources available from ACP Foundation on atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia, affecting nearly 2.6 million Americans. ... 2. Obtain consensus from key stakeholders to catalyze action to improve the treatment of atrial fibrillation and prevention of stroke.
April 2012

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