Search Tag: blood thinners

ICU Management

Anticoagulants: Tests for Checking Bleeding Unreliable?

2015 27 Aug

A new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine says coagulation tests used by physicians to check for the side effect of bleeding in patients taking blood thinners such as Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) and Eliquis® (apixaban) may not be reliable. The study found that in cases reported to poison centres, the routine labs used to monitor for clotting factors, including... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Patients Can Stop Blood Thinners before Elective Surgery

2015 28 Jun

According to research by Duke Medicine, patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who stopped taking blood thinners before they had elective surgery had no higher risk of developing blood clots and less risk of major bleeding compared to patients who were given a "bridge" therapy. The study was presented at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis... Read more

Cardiology Management

Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk of NSTEMI

2015 03 May

New research suggests that atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat is associated with only one type of heart attack. The study was led by Elasyed Z. Soliman, MD, Director of the Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and is published in the American Heart Association Journal Circulation. Atrial fibrillation... Read more

Cardiology Management

Atrial Fibrillation Patients Receive Unnecessary Blood Thinners

2015 16 Apr

A letter by UCSF researchers published in JAMA Internal Medicine provides evidence that a quarter of all atrial fibrillation (AF) patients at the lowest risk for stroke receive unnecessary blood thinners from cardiology specialists. According to senior author Gregory Marcus, MD, MAS, director of clinical research in the UCSF Division of Cardiology,... Read more


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