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161. Renal Outcomes in Anticoagulated Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Full Text available with Trip Pro

Renal Outcomes in Anticoagulated Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Lifelong oral anticoagulation, either with warfarin or a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant (NOAC), is indicated for stroke prevention in most patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Emerging evidence suggests that NOACs may be associated with better renal outcomes than warfarin.This study aimed to compare 4 oral anticoagulant agents (apixaban, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and warfarin) for their effects on 4 renal outcomes

2017 EvidenceUpdates

162. Blood and Clots Quizlet 4: Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation

Blood and Clots Quizlet 4: Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Blood and Clots Quizlet 4: Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation - CanadiEM Blood and Clots Quizlet 4: Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation In , by Eric Tseng November 21, 2017 Hello Blood & Clots/CanadiEM community! Before we post our blog series on thrombosis and bleeding, we encourage you to test your initial knowledge by going through a few brief case scenarios. These cases were originally posted (...) as part of our needs assessment in Fall 2016, and you can find the answers after each question below. The first few quizlets can be found here: , , All the content from the Blood & Clots series can be found . Cheers! -Blood & Clots Editorial Team * * * * * Quizlet #4 You are evaluating a 75 year old man on the medical ward, to organize his discharge home. You notice that his ECG shows atrial fibrillation, rate 88 beats/min. He is well, his BP is 134/76. He has a history of hypertension and colon

2017 CandiEM

163. Outcomes of Dabigatran and Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation in Contemporary Practice: A Retrospective Cohort Study. (Abstract)

Outcomes of Dabigatran and Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation in Contemporary Practice: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Dabigatran (150 mg twice daily) has been associated with lower rates of stroke than warfarin in trials of atrial fibrillation, but large-scale evaluations in clinical practice are limited.To compare incidence of stroke, bleeding, and myocardial infarction in patients receiving dabigatran versus warfarin in practice.Retrospective cohort.National U.S. Food and Drug Administration (...) Sentinel network.Adults with atrial fibrillation initiating dabigatran or warfarin therapy between November 2010 and May 2014.Ischemic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, extracranial bleeding, and myocardial infarction identified from hospital claims among propensity score-matched patients starting treatment with dabigatran or warfarin.Among 25 289 patients starting dabigatran therapy and 25 289 propensity score-matched patients starting warfarin therapy, those receiving dabigatran did not have

2017 Annals of Internal Medicine

164. Association of of Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Phenotypes With Treatment Patterns and Outcomes: A Multicenter Registry Study Full Text available with Trip Pro

Association of of Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Phenotypes With Treatment Patterns and Outcomes: A Multicenter Registry Study Atrial fibrillation (AF) is usually classified on the basis of the disease subtype. However, this characterization does not capture the full heterogeneity of AF, and a data-driven cluster analysis reveals different possible classifications of patients.To characterize patients with AF based on a cluster analysis and to evaluate the association between these phenotypes (...) , treatment, and clinical outcomes.This cluster analysis used data from an observational cohort that included 9749 patients with AF who had been admitted to 174 US sites participating in the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF) registry. Data analysis was completed from January 2017 to October 2017.Patients with diagnosed AF who were included in the registry.Composite of major adverse cardiovascular or neurological events and major bleeding, as defined

2017 JAMA cardiology

165. Usefulness of CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc Scores for Stroke Prediction in Patients With Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation (Abstract)

Usefulness of CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc Scores for Stroke Prediction in Patients With Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation Stroke prediction scores have not been validated in patients with cancer and atrial fibrillation (AF). We aimed to identify unique risk factors and evaluate validity of CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores to predict risk of stroke and mortality. A retrospective review of all patients with cancer with pre-existing AF presenting from 2008 to 2014 was performed. Outcomes included ischemic

2017 EvidenceUpdates

166. Sex Differences and Similarities in Atrial Fibrillation Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Mortality in Community Cohorts: Results From the BiomarCaRE Consortium (Biomarker for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Europe) Full Text available with Trip Pro

Sex Differences and Similarities in Atrial Fibrillation Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Mortality in Community Cohorts: Results From the BiomarCaRE Consortium (Biomarker for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Europe) Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac disease in aging populations with high comorbidity and mortality. Sex differences in AF epidemiology are insufficiently understood.In N=79 793 individuals without AF diagnosis at baseline (median age, 49.6 years; age range, 24.1-97.6

2017 EvidenceUpdates

167. Catheter Ablation Versus Medical Rate Control in Atrial Fibrillation and Systolic Dysfunction: The CAMERA-MRI Study Full Text available with Trip Pro

Catheter Ablation Versus Medical Rate Control in Atrial Fibrillation and Systolic Dysfunction: The CAMERA-MRI Study Atrial fibrillation (AF) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) frequently co-exist despite adequate rate control. Existing randomized studies of AF and LVSD of varying etiologies have reported modest benefits with a rhythm control strategy.The goal of this study was to determine whether catheter ablation (CA) for AF could improve LVSD compared with medical rate control (...) improvements in ventricular function, particularly in the absence of ventricular fibrosis on CMR. This outcome challenges the current treatment paradigm that rate control is the appropriate strategy in patients with AF and LVSD. (Catheter Ablation Versus Medical Rate Control in Atrial Fibrillation and Systolic Dysfunction [CAMERA-MRI]; ACTRN12613000880741).Copyright © 2017 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

2017 EvidenceUpdates

168. Incidence of Previously Undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Using Insertable Cardiac Monitors in a High-Risk Population: The REVEAL AF Study Full Text available with Trip Pro

Incidence of Previously Undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Using Insertable Cardiac Monitors in a High-Risk Population: The REVEAL AF Study In approximately 20% of atrial fibrillation (AF)-related ischemic strokes, stroke is the first clinical manifestation of AF. Strategies are needed to identify and therapeutically address previously undetected AF.To quantify the incidence of AF in patients at high risk for but without previously known AF using an insertable cardiac monitor.This prospective (...) device insertion to first AF episode detection was 123 (41-330) days. Of patients meeting the primary end point, 13 (10.2%) had 1 or more episodes lasting 24 hours or longer, and oral anticoagulation therapy was prescribed for 72 patients (56.3%).The incidence of previously undiagnosed AF may be substantial in patients with risk factors for AF and stroke. Atrial fibrillation would have gone undetected in most patients had monitoring been limited to 30 days. Further trials regarding the value

2017 JAMA cardiology

169. Global longitudinal strain corrected by RR interval is a superior predictor of all‐cause mortality in patients with systolic heart failure and atrial fibrillation Full Text available with Trip Pro

Global longitudinal strain corrected by RR interval is a superior predictor of all‐cause mortality in patients with systolic heart failure and atrial fibrillation Quantification of systolic function in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is challenging. A novel approach, based on RR interval correction, to counteract the varying heart cycle lengths in AF has recently been proposed. Whether this method is superior in patients with systolic heart failure (HFrEF) with AF remains unknown (...) adjustment (age, sex, mean heart rate, mean arterial blood pressure, left atrial volume index, and E/e') (hazard ratio 1.17, 95% confidence interval 1.05-1.31, P = 0.005 per %/s^(1/2) decrease).Decreasing {GLSc = GLS/[RR^(1/2)]}, but not uncorrected GLS nor left ventricular ejection fraction, was significantly associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality in HFrEF patients with AF and remained an independent predictor after multivariable adjustment.© 2017 The Authors. ESC Heart Failure published

2017 ESC heart failure

170. Association Between Use of Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants With and Without Concurrent Medications and Risk of Major Bleeding in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Association Between Use of Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants With and Without Concurrent Medications and Risk of Major Bleeding in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation. Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are commonly prescribed with other medications that share metabolic pathways that may increase major bleeding risk.To assess the association between use of NOACs with and without concurrent medications and risk of major bleeding in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.Retrospective (...) cohort study using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance database and including 91 330 patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who received at least 1 NOAC prescription of dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixaban from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2016, with final follow-up on December 31, 2016.NOAC with or without concurrent use of atorvastatin; digoxin; verapamil; diltiazem; amiodarone; fluconazole; ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole, or posaconazole; cyclosporine

2017 JAMA

171. Implantable cardiac loop recorders for detection of atrial fibrillation following cryptogenic stroke

Implantable cardiac loop recorders for detection of atrial fibrillation following cryptogenic stroke Implantable cardiac loop recorders for detection of atrial fibrillation following cryptogenic stroke Implantable cardiac loop recorders for detection of atrial fibrillation following cryptogenic stroke HAYES, Inc Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation (...) HAYES, Inc. Implantable cardiac loop recorders for detection of atrial fibrillation following cryptogenic stroke. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc. Healthcare Technology Brief Publication. 2017 Authors' conclusions Approximately one-third of strokes are cryptogenic (lack an identifiable and treatable cause). Undetected atrial fibrillation (AF) is one suspected cause of cryptogenic stroke. Inability to detect suspected AF after cryptogenic stroke presents a clinical management dilemma. Description of Technology

2017 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

172. Left ventricular torsional parameters before and after atrial fibrillation ablation: a velocity vector imaging study Full Text available with Trip Pro

Left ventricular torsional parameters before and after atrial fibrillation ablation: a velocity vector imaging study Effects of atrial fibrillation (AF) and its ablative treatment on LV torsion have not yet been fully investigated. This study aimed to examine whether AF patterns of LV contraction and its ablative correction can exert a significant impact on LV torsion by velocity vector imaging (VVI).This case-control study conducted in Rajaie Cardiovascular, Medical and Research Center between

2017 Electronic physician

173. Cumulative incidence, risk factors, and management of atrial fibrillation in patients receiving ibrutinib Full Text available with Trip Pro

Cumulative incidence, risk factors, and management of atrial fibrillation in patients receiving ibrutinib Atrial fibrillation (AF) has been reported in up to 16% of patients taking ibrutinib. Data regarding the management of AF in this patient population are limited, and stroke prevention poses a challenge because of increased risk of bleeding with ibrutinib treatment. Our study sought to describe the incidence of AF in adult patients treated with ibrutinib for a hematologic malignancy, assess

2017 Blood advances

174. Long-term bleeding risk prediction in 'real world' patients with atrial fibrillation: Comparison of the HAS-BLED and ABC-Bleeding risk scores. The Murcia Atrial Fibrillation Project (Abstract)

Long-term bleeding risk prediction in 'real world' patients with atrial fibrillation: Comparison of the HAS-BLED and ABC-Bleeding risk scores. The Murcia Atrial Fibrillation Project Risk scores in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) based on clinical factors alone generally have only modest predictive value for predicting high risk patients that sustain events. Biomarkers might be an attractive prognostic tool to improve bleeding risk prediction. The new ABC-Bleeding score performed better

2017 EvidenceUpdates

175. Comparison of the CHA2DS2-VASc, CHADS2, HAS-BLED, ORBIT, and ATRIA Risk Scores in Predicting Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants-Associated Bleeding in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (Abstract)

Comparison of the CHA2DS2-VASc, CHADS2, HAS-BLED, ORBIT, and ATRIA Risk Scores in Predicting Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants-Associated Bleeding in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation The increasing adoption of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) necessitates a reassessment of bleeding risk scores. Because known risk factors for bleeding are largely the same as for stroke, we hypothesize that stroke risk scores could (...) years], drugs/alcohol concomitantly [1 point each] [HAS-BLED], Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation [ORBIT], and AnTicoagulation and Risk factors In Atrial fibrillation [ATRIA]) in predicting major and intracranial bleeding. Using a large US commercial insurance database, we identified 39,539 patients with nonvalvular AF who started NOACs between October 1, 2010 and June 30, 2015. The performance of risk scores was compared using C-statistic and net reclassification

2017 EvidenceUpdates

176. Lixiana (edoxaban) - for the prevention of embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation OR treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and prevention of recurrent DVT and PE.

Lixiana (edoxaban) - for the prevention of embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation OR treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and prevention of recurrent DVT and PE. Lixiana (edoxaban) × Insert searchphrase to search the website Insert searchphrase to search the website > > > Lixiana (edoxaban) Conclusion Lixiana (edoxaban) is the fourth Non-vitamin K Oral Anticoagulant (NOAC) in Denmark after Eliques (apixaban), Xarelto (rivaroxaban) and Pradaxa (...) (dabigatran). Lixiana is indicated for the prevention of embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) with one or more risk factors and treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and prevention of recurrent DVT and PE. For either indication, Lixiana is not inferior to warfarin when it comes to preventing embolism and has a statistically significantly lower occurrence of major bleeding. The lower risk of bleeding is particularly evident in comparisons

2017 Danish Pharmacotherapy Reviews

177. Assessment of Remote Heart Rhythm Sampling Using the AliveCor Heart Monitor to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation: The REHEARSE-AF Study Full Text available with Trip Pro

Assessment of Remote Heart Rhythm Sampling Using the AliveCor Heart Monitor to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation: The REHEARSE-AF Study Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasingly common in the aging population and implicated in many ischemic strokes. Earlier identification of AF with appropriate anticoagulation may decrease stroke morbidity and mortality.We conducted a randomized controlled trial of AF screening using an AliveCor Kardia monitor attached to a WiFi-enabled iPod to obtain

2017 EvidenceUpdates

178. Bleeding-related hospital admissions and 30-day readmissions in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation treated with dabigatran versus warfarin Full Text available with Trip Pro

Bleeding-related hospital admissions and 30-day readmissions in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation treated with dabigatran versus warfarin Essentials Bleeding is a common cause of hospital admission and readmission in oral anticoagulant users. Patients with dabigatran and warfarin were included to assess hospital admission risk. Dabigatran users had a higher risk of 30-day readmission with bleeding than warfarin users. Close monitoring following hospital discharge for dabigatran (...) . warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Methods This was a retrospective cohort study using a population-wide database managed by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. Patients newly diagnosed with NVAF from 2010 through to 2014 and prescribed dabigatran or warfarin were 1:1 matched by propensity score. The incidence rate of hospital admission with bleeding (a composite of gastrointestinal bleeding, intracranial hemorrhage and bleeding at other sites) was assessed. Results Among

2017 EvidenceUpdates

179. Impact of creatinine clearance on outcomes in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: a subanalysis of the J-RHYTHM Registry Full Text available with Trip Pro

Impact of creatinine clearance on outcomes in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: a subanalysis of the J-RHYTHM Registry To clarify the influence of renal function on adverse outcomes in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), a post hoc analysis of the J-RHYTHM Registry was performed.A consecutive series of outpatients with atrial fibrillation (AF) were enrolled from 158 institutions and followed for 2 years or until the occurrence of an event. Among 7406 patients

2017 European heart journal. Quality of care & clinical outcomes

180. Dual Antithrombotic Therapy with Dabigatran after PCI in Atrial Fibrillation. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Dual Antithrombotic Therapy with Dabigatran after PCI in Atrial Fibrillation. Triple antithrombotic therapy with warfarin plus two antiplatelet agents is the standard of care after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients with atrial fibrillation, but this therapy is associated with a high risk of bleeding.In this multicenter trial, we randomly assigned 2725 patients with atrial fibrillation who had undergone PCI to triple therapy with warfarin plus a P2Y12 inhibitor (clopidogrel (...) ; 95% CI, 0.84 to 1.29; P=0.005 for noninferiority). The rate of serious adverse events did not differ significantly among the groups.Among patients with atrial fibrillation who had undergone PCI, the risk of bleeding was lower among those who received dual therapy with dabigatran and a P2Y12 inhibitor than among those who received triple therapy with warfarin, a P2Y12 inhibitor, and aspirin. Dual therapy was noninferior to triple therapy with respect to the risk of thromboembolic events. (Funded

2017 NEJM Controlled trial quality: predicted high