Congestive heart failure and mitral valve disease were very common. In three years, I saw only three cases of atrial fibrillation of sustained or intermittent varieties.
QD: News Every Day--Ankle-brachial index may augment CHA2DS2-VASc scores. One-fifth of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (afib) patients had an ankle-brachial index (ABI) 0.90, making it a
Dr. Cohn discussed. High risk includes mechanical valve patients with mitral valves, older aortic valves, or a stroke in the past 6 months; atrial fibrillation patients with a stroke in the
One study found that atrial fibrillation and heart valve patients on warfarin who did weekly home INR testing had about the same number of strokes, major bleeds or deaths as patients ... Patients also were happier with the home testing approach, which is
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Biphosphonates may increase the risk for serious atrial fibrillation. A meta-analysis of 16,322 patients found that 1-2% of those who took alendronate or zoledronic acid for osteoporosis experienced
His atrial fibrillation responded to IV diltiazem drip and converted to sinus rhythm. ... He had two more episodes of atrial fibrillation, but eventually maintained sinus rhythm.
Dabigatran was recently approved by the FDA based on results of RE-LY, which compared it to warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation for prevention of stroke. ... For now, dabigatran's approval is limited to the prevention of stroke in patients with
But those are the rules, you see. Only patients with non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation can get dabigatran, I was told. ... Dabigatran was never approved for atrial flutter, only atrial fibrillation. Never mind the stroke risk in non-rheumatic atrial
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