Search Tag: anticoagulation

ICU Management

Prothrombin complex concentrates for rapid anticoagulation reversal before surgery

2018 06 Sep

Current guidelines for rapid anticoagulation reversal for emergency surgery recommend four-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) and vitamin K co-administration. A team of experts from the U.S., Canada and Germany reviewed the current evidence on PPC treatment for vitamin K antagonist reversal in the perioperative setting. Overall, the studies... Read more

Cardiology Management

Preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation

2018 17 Apr

Atrial fibrillation (AF), which affects nearly 3 million adults in the U.S., is associated with increased risk of thromboembolic complications, especially stroke. Indeed, AF is a stronger risk factor than hypertension, coronary disease, or heart failure and is associated with an approximately five-fold increased risk of stroke, according to an article... Read more

Cardiology Management

Being Female Increases Stroke Hospitalisation Risk

2016 14 Jun

A 15 year study in 1.1 million patients with atrial fibrillation has found that women are 23% more likely to be hospitalised for acute ischaemic stroke than men. The research was presented today at CARDIOSTIM - EHRA EUROPACE 2016.  The study investigated whether gender had any impact on the rate of hospitalisation for ischaemic stroke in patients... Read more

Cardiology Management

Pacemaker Checks Help Prevent Stroke

2015 23 Oct

In a study that investigated whether pacemaker checks could be used to identify patients with asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF), it was found that it was worthwhile using them to identify patients at risk.  AF is a common heart rhythm disorder and affects approximately 2 percent of people in the developed world. The condition increases the risk... Read more