Diagnosis of Subclinical AF
Implantable cardiac monitoring devices now detect "silent" AF. But now that we "hear" it, what should we do?
Statins and Dabigatran: Possible Interaction?
A signal for increased risk of hemorrhage when the NOAC is coadministered with 2 statins comes as a surprise to some.
Tachy-brady Syndrome in an 85-Year-Old Woman
Tachy-brady syndrome can be a particular management challenge in an elderly patient. How would you manage Mrs Robertson?
Atrial Fibrillation and Sick Sinus Syndrome: A Clinical Catch-22
Concurrence of AF and SSS is common in older patients and presents a treatment conundrum. Can you balance safety and efficacy in this patient?
Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation: Brief 3 Q and A
Catch up on current guideline recommendations in this quick question and answer with Kaiser Permanente cardiologist Payal Kohli, MD.
Drivers with Atrial Fibrillation Proceed with Caution
Drivers with AF hospitalized after a car accident are at greater risk of death than those without AF. Who gets a red light?
Sex Differences in AF: Find out What you Know
Is prevalence of atrial fibrillation higher in men or women? Which sex is more likely to be asymptomatic? At higher risk for stroke?
12 Bits On Chocolate and Health
Is eating chocolate good for your patients’ health or bad? Savor these slides for a concise summary of this favorite food’s medicinal pros and cons.
Cardiology Update: 6 New Things From ACP
It’s time to rethink aspirin; there’s optimism about the PCSK9 inhibitors; and new help for people with valvular heart disease. What else is new in cardiology?
3 Myths About New Oral Anticoagulants Debunked for Primary Care Physicians
No monitoring necessary; don't use them before electrical cardioversion; and count them out for periprocedural use during AF ablation. Really?
Atrial Fibrillation: More Than an Electrical Problem
A small study highlights a big point: manage risk factors that affect the atrial fibrillation substrate and ablation therapy success rates improve (ARREST-AF Cohort Study).
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