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Cardiology Management

Warfarin Does Not Offer Long-Term Stability for Atrial Fibrillation

2016 09 Aug

According to a study from Duke Clinical Research Institute, warfarin prescribed for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation may not control blood clotting in the long-run. The findings are published in JAMA. The study was conducted with 3,749 patients who were diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Generally, anticoagulants are prescribed to prevent blood... Read more

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Lack of Warfarin Knowledge Increases Risk of Side Effects

2016 19 Apr

New research presented at EuroHeartCare 2016 shows that patients have poor knowledge of warfarin which could increase their risk of serious side effects. Dr Kjersti Oterhals, a nurse researcher at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway said, “The stroke and bleeding complications from warfarin can be fatal, Worldwide warfarin causes the most... Read more

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Low Risk Treatment for Blood Clots Empowers Patients

2015 20 Jul

According to companion studies published in Academic Emergency Medicine, a lower risk treatment with rivaroxaban for blood clots was found to be more effective, less costly and enabled patients to go home the same day. Blood clots that could potentially be fatal is a primary cause of emergency room visits each year. A large number of patients with this... Read more

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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

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High Risk of Bleeding with Dabigatran in AFib

2014 05 Nov

According to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, patients with atrial fibrillation who take the blood thinner dabigatran are at higher risk for major bleeding and gastrointestinal bleeding than those who take warfarin. The findings indicate that more caution is needed when prescribing dabigatran to certain high-risk patients, said researchers... Read more

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