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Better Outcomes with ESC Guideline Adherent Antithrombotic Management

2015 30 Aug

Patients with atrial fibrillation who receive antithrombotic management according to ESC guidelines have better outcomes than those who do not, according to one year follow up results from the ESC’s EORP-AF Pilot General Registry presented at ESC Congress 20151 and published online in Europace.“This is the first study to show better outcomes using the... Read more

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Anticoagulant Bivalirudin May Improve Outcomes Compared to Heparin

2015 17 Mar

According to a study published in JAMA, patients who experienced a heart attack and underwent a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) show a decrease in adverse clinical events when they were given anticoagulant bivalirudin following the procedure. Compared to heparin alone or heparin plus tirofiban, bivalirudin resulted in a reduction in adverse... Read more

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NSAIDs with Anti-Clotting Medications: Increased Risk of Bleeding, Cardiovascular Events

2015 25 Feb

A new study published in JAMA reveals that the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in patients on antithrombotic therapy after a heart attack is associated with an increased risk of bleeding and cardiovascular events such as a heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death, even after short-term treatment.   Current guidelines recommend... Read more

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