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61. Refining Prediction of Atrial Fibrillation-Related Stroke Using the P2-CHA2DS2-VASc Score Full Text available with Trip Pro

Refining Prediction of Atrial Fibrillation-Related Stroke Using the P2-CHA2DS2-VASc Score In people with atrial fibrillation (AF), periods of sinus rhythm present an opportunity to detect prothrombotic atrial remodeling through measurement of P-wave indices (PWIs)-prolonged P-wave duration, abnormal P-wave axis, advanced interatrial block, and abnormal P-wave terminal force in lead V1. We hypothesized that the addition of PWIs to the CHA2DS2-VASc score would improve its ability to predict AF (...) -1.44) and 0.82 (0.36-1.39), respectively.Abnormal P-wave axis-an ECG correlate of left atrial abnormality- improves ischemic stroke prediction in AF. Compared with CHA2DS2-VASc, the P2-CHA2DS2-VASc is a better prediction tool for AF-related ischemic stroke.

2019 EvidenceUpdates

62. Decreased risk of renal impairment in atrial fibrillation patients receiving non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants: A pooled analysis of randomized controlled trials and real-world studies (Abstract)

Decreased risk of renal impairment in atrial fibrillation patients receiving non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants: A pooled analysis of randomized controlled trials and real-world studies Patients with warfarin have a potential risk of warfarin-related nephropathy, which could result in the discontinuation of anticoagulation therapy. The question of whether non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) use is associated with increased risk of renal impairment in atrial (...) fibrillation (AF) patients remains unanswered.Studies were systematically searched through Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library databases, and ClinicalTrials.gov Website. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) reporting renal impairment events and observational nationwide database studies presenting adjusted hazard ratio (HR) in AF patients with NOACs were identified. The Primacy outcome was renal impairment, defined as a composite of any renal disorder. The secondary outcomes were narrow definition of renal

2019 EvidenceUpdates

63. 2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Full Text available with Trip Pro

2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation 2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation | Circulation Search Hello Guest! Login to your account Email Password Keep me logged in Search March 2019 March 2019 March 2019 February 2019 February 2019 February 2019 February 2019 January 2019 January 2019 January 2019 January 2019 January 2019 (...) This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Free Access article Share on Jump to Free Access article 2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society , MD, PhD, FACC, Chair , MD, MACC, FAHA, Vice Chair , MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS , MD, MS

2019 American Heart Association

64. Atrial Fibrillation (Focused Update)

Atrial Fibrillation (Focused Update) Accepted Manuscript 2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Craig T. January, MD, PhD, FACC, Chair, Writing Group, L. Samuel Wann, MD, MACC, FAHA, Vice Chair, Writing Group, Hugh Calkins, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, Writing Group Member, Lin Y. Chen, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, Writing Group Member, Joaquin E. Cigarroa, MD, FACC, Writing Group Member, Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr., MD, FACC (...) the content, and all legal disclaimers that apply to the journal pertain.MANUSCRIPT ACCEPTED ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT January CT, et al. 2019 Focused Update on Atrial Fibrillation Page 1 2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society Developed in Collaboration With the Society of Thoracic

2019 American College of Cardiology

65. Effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban vs. warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban vs. warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Heart failure (HF) is a common co-morbidity in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients and a potent risk factor for stroke, bleeding, and a decreased time-in-therapeutic range with warfarin. We assessed the real-world effectiveness and safety of rivaroxaban and warfarin in NVAF patients with co-morbid HF.Using US Truven MarketScan Commercial and Medicare

2019 ESC heart failure

66. Open-Label Randomized Trial Comparing Oral Anticoagulation With and Without Single Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Stable Coronary Artery Disease Beyond 1 Year After Coronary Stent Implantation Full Text available with Trip Pro

Open-Label Randomized Trial Comparing Oral Anticoagulation With and Without Single Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Stable Coronary Artery Disease Beyond 1 Year After Coronary Stent Implantation Despite recommendations in the guidelines and consensus documents, there has been no randomized controlled trial evaluating oral anticoagulation (OAC) alone without antiplatelet therapy (APT) in patients with atrial fibrillation and stable coronary artery disease beyond 1 (...) year after coronary stenting.This study was a prospective, multicenter, open-label, noninferiority trial comparing OAC alone to combined OAC and single APT among patients with atrial fibrillation beyond 1 year after stenting in a 1:1 randomization fashion. The primary end point was a composite of all-cause death, myocardial infarction, stroke, or systemic embolism. The major secondary end point was a composite of the primary end point or major bleeding according to the International Society

2019 EvidenceUpdates

67. Antithrombotic therapy use and clinical outcomes following thrombo-embolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation: insights from ARISTOTLE. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Antithrombotic therapy use and clinical outcomes following thrombo-embolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation: insights from ARISTOTLE. We investigated baseline characteristics, antithrombotic use, and clinical outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and a thrombo-embolic event in the Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke and Other Thromboembolic Events in Atrial Fibrillation (ARISTOTLE) study to better inform the care of these high-risk patients.Thrombo-embolic events were

2019 European heart journal. Cardiovascular pharmacotherapy Controlled trial quality: predicted high

68. General medicine: Uncertainty surrounds anticoagulation risks and benefits in patients with chronic kidney disease with atrial fibrillation

General medicine: Uncertainty surrounds anticoagulation risks and benefits in patients with chronic kidney disease with atrial fibrillation Uncertainty surrounds anticoagulation risks and benefits in patients with chronic kidney disease with atrial fibrillation | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu (...) Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Uncertainty surrounds anticoagulation risks and benefits in patients with chronic kidney disease with atrial fibrillation Article Text Commentary General medicine Uncertainty surrounds anticoagulation risks and benefits in patients with chronic kidney disease with atrial fibrillation David Massicotte-Azarniouch 1 , Manish M Sood 1 , 2

2019 Evidence-Based Medicine

69. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial assessing the efficacy of S66913 in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. (Abstract)

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial assessing the efficacy of S66913 in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) are associated with limited efficacy and adverse effects. Inhibition of the atrial current IKur, absent from the ventricle, is expected to be antiarrhythmic, without adverse cardiac effects, particularly ventricular pro-arrhythmic effects.A randomized clinical trial in symptomatic (...) related preclinical safety concerns, after 58 patients had been enrolled. The median AFB ranged from 4.3% to 10.3% at baseline in the four treatment groups. S66913 had no significant effect on AFB or on AFB plus atrial tachycardia (AT) burden, at any dosage; nor on any secondary endpoints including the number and duration of AT or AF episodes, and symptoms. The drug was well tolerated with no safety concern during the treatment or the extended clinical follow-up.DIAGRAF-IKUR was the first study

2019 European heart journal. Cardiovascular pharmacotherapy Controlled trial quality: predicted high

70. Development and validation of a score to detect paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after stroke (Abstract)

Development and validation of a score to detect paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after stroke Prolonged monitoring times (72 hours) are recommended to detect paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (pAF) after ischemic stroke but this is not yet clinical practice; therefore, an individual patient selection for prolonged ECG monitoring might increase the diagnostic yield of pAF in a resource-saving manner.We used individual patient data from 3 prospective studies (ntotal = 1,556) performing prolonged

2019 EvidenceUpdates

71. Dialysis Modality and Incident Atrial Fibrillation in Older Patients With ESRD Full Text available with Trip Pro

Dialysis Modality and Incident Atrial Fibrillation in Older Patients With ESRD Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in patients with kidney failure treated by maintenance dialysis. Whether the incidence of AF differs between patients receiving hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis is uncertain.Retrospective cohort study.Using the US Renal Data System, we identified older patients (≥67 years) with Medicare Parts A and B who initiated dialysis therapy (1996-2011) without a diagnosis of AF during

2019 EvidenceUpdates

72. Relation of the CHA2DS2-VASc Score to Risk of Thrombotic and Embolic Stroke in Community-Dwelling Individuals Without Atrial Fibrillation (From The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities [ARIC] Study) Full Text available with Trip Pro

Relation of the CHA2DS2-VASc Score to Risk of Thrombotic and Embolic Stroke in Community-Dwelling Individuals Without Atrial Fibrillation (From The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities [ARIC] Study) Recent hospital-based cohort studies found the CHA2DS2-VASc score to be associated with ischemic stroke in individuals without atrial fibrillation (AF). Our aim was to determine the distribution of embolic and thrombotic strokes and association with the CHA2DS2-VASc score, among community-dwelling

2019 EvidenceUpdates

73. Should the Presence or Extent of Coronary Artery Disease be Quantified in the CHA2DS2-VASc Score in Atrial Fibrillation? A Report from the Western Denmark Heart Registry (Abstract)

Should the Presence or Extent of Coronary Artery Disease be Quantified in the CHA2DS2-VASc Score in Atrial Fibrillation? A Report from the Western Denmark Heart Registry  Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have an increased risk of ischaemic stroke. The risk can be predicted by the CHA2DS2-VASc score, in which the vascular component refers to previous myocardial infarction, peripheral artery disease and aortic plaque, whereas coronary artery disease (CAD) is not included. This article

2019 EvidenceUpdates

74. Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation - NICE CKS Share Atrial fibrillation: Summary Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an arrhythmia. It results from irregular, disorganized electrical activity in the atria, leading to an irregular ventricular rhythm. The ventricular rate of untreated AF often averages between 160–180 beats per minute (although this is typically slower in older people). The most common causes of AF are ischaemic heart disease, hypertension, valvular heart disease (...) Excellence (NICE) guideline: Atrial fibrillation: the management of atrial fibrillation [ ]. This CKS topic covers the management of people with atrial fibrillation (AF), including people with paroxysmal AF, and covers management issues such as rate control, anticoagulation treatment, and when to admit or refer to a cardiologist. This CKS topic does not cover the management of AF in children, AF during pregnancy, AF causing haemodynamic instability, postoperative AF, or atrial flutter. This guideline

2019 NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries

75. Association Between Titin Loss-of-Function Variants and Early-Onset Atrial Fibrillation. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Association Between Titin Loss-of-Function Variants and Early-Onset Atrial Fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia affecting 1% of the population. Young individuals with AF have a strong genetic association with the disease, but the mechanisms remain incompletely understood.To perform large-scale whole-genome sequencing to identify genetic variants related to AF.The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine Program includes

2018 JAMA

76. Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report

Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report Gregory Y. H. Lip, MD; Amitava Banerjee, MD, DPhil; Giuseppe Boriani, MD, PhD; Chern en Chiang, MD, PhD; Ramiz Fargo, MD, FCCP; Ben Freedman, MD, PhD; Deirdre A. Lane, PhD; Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH; Mintu Turakhia, MD; David Werring, PhD; Sheena Patel, MPH; and Lisa Moores, MD, FCCP BACKGROUND (...) disease, age 65-74 and sex category ABBREVIATIONS: ABC = Atrial ?brillation Better Care; ACS = acute coronary syndrome; ACTIVE W = Atrial Fibrillation Clopidogrel Trial with Irbesartan for Prevention of Vascular Events; ACUTE = Assessment of Cardioversion Using Transesophageal Echocardiog- raphy; AFFIRM= AtrialFibrillationFollow-upInvestigationofSinus Rhythm Management; AHRE = atrial high-rate episode; aPTT = activated partial thromboplastin time; ARISTOTLE = Apixaban for Reduction of Stroke and Other

2018 American College of Chest Physicians

77. Risk of Thromboembolism Associated With Atrial Fibrillation Following Noncardiac Surgery Full Text available with Trip Pro

Risk of Thromboembolism Associated With Atrial Fibrillation Following Noncardiac Surgery The long-term risk of thromboembolism in patients developing new-onset post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) following noncardiac surgery is unknown, and data on stroke prophylaxis in this setting are lacking.The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term risk of thromboembolism in patients developing new-onset POAF following noncardiac surgery relative to patients with nonsurgical, nonvalvular (...) atrial fibrillation (NVAF).Using Danish nationwide registries, the authors identified all patients who developed POAF following noncardiac surgery from 1996 to 2015. These were matched by age, sex, heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, previous thromboembolism, ischemic heart disease, and year of diagnosis to patients with nonsurgical NVAF in a 1:4 ratio. Comparative long-term risk of thromboembolism was examined by multivariable Cox regression models.In patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, 6,048

2018 EvidenceUpdates

78. Usefulness of the CHA2DS2-VASc Score to Predict the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death and Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (Abstract)

Usefulness of the CHA2DS2-VASc Score to Predict the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death and Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Sudden cardiac death (SCD), the most devastating manifestation of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs), is the leading cause of mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We hypothesized that the CHA2DS2-VASc score, consisting of age and several clinical risk factors, could be used to estimate the individual risk of SCD/VAs for AF patients. From

2018 EvidenceUpdates

79. Low-dose Magnesium Sulfate Versus High Dose in the Early Management of Rapid Atrial Fibrillation: Randomized Controlled Double-blind Study (LOMAGHI Study) Full Text available with Trip Pro

Low-dose Magnesium Sulfate Versus High Dose in the Early Management of Rapid Atrial Fibrillation: Randomized Controlled Double-blind Study (LOMAGHI Study) We aim to determine the benefit of two different doses magnesium sulfate (MgSO4 ) compared to placebo in rate control of rapid atrial fibrillation (AF) managed in the emergency department (ED).We undertook a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial in three university hospital EDs between August 2009 and December 2014. Patients

2018 EvidenceUpdates

80. Is the Risk of Bleeding Among Older Adults With Atrial Fibrillation Lower With Antiplatelet Compared With Oral Anticoagulants?

Is the Risk of Bleeding Among Older Adults With Atrial Fibrillation Lower With Antiplatelet Compared With Oral Anticoagulants? TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Older adults have a lower risk of any severity of bleeding (includes both major and minor bleeding) when treated with aspirin or clopidogrel compared to warfarin. However, if minor bleeding is excluded, only the subgroup of patients aged 80 years or older demonstrate a lower risk the of major bleeding with antiplatelet agents. Is the Risk of Bleeding (...) Among Older Adults With Atrial Fibrillation Lower With Antiplatelet Compared With Oral Anticoagulants? EBEM Commentators Cameron Gettel, MD Elizabeth M. Goldberg, MD, ScM Department of Emergency Medicine Alpert Medical School of Brown University Providence, RI Results Commentary Several systematic reviews have previously shown that the risk of bleeding with long-term treatment with aspirin was lower than with warfarin. 2,3 It is common clinical practice to use antiplatelet agents as alternatives

2018 Annals of Emergency Medicine Systematic Review Snapshots