Articles matching the ‘Atrial fibrillation’ Category

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August 16th, 2019

Podcast 229: Simplifying perioperative anticoagulation in AF

Patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo surgical procedures need special attention because their anticoagulant medications, if not adjusted, increase their risk for bleeding. Those on direct-acting oral anticoagulants — or “DOACs” — face special problems because assays for the amount of drug on-board before surgery are not routinely available. Dr. James Douketis and international colleagues have […]


January 13th, 2012

Podcast 141: Clinically apparent atrial fibrillation increases stroke risk; does subclinical afib do the same?

Yes, it apparently does. An international study in the New England Journal of Medicine monitored subclinical atrial fibrillation among some 2600 patients who’d just received an implanted pacemaker or cardioverter-defibrillator. After 3 months of monitoring, about 10% of the group showed subclinical episodes of afib lasting at least 6 minutes. Over an additional 2.5 years of follow-up the […]


March 10th, 2011

Podcast 115: Talking about the real-world use of dabigatran with Drs. Elaine Hylek and Samuel Goldhaber

Clinical Conversations, in a collaboration with CardioExchange, has interviewed two expert working clinicians on how best to use dabigatran — a drug poised to supplant warfarin in the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation. The wide ranging discussion with Drs. Elaine Hylek and Samuel Goldhaber  includes sections on who should be […]


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