NOACs No Longer Novel
A study of a global registry finds that prescriptions for direct oral anticoagulants have now surpassed those for VKAs. What do you Rx?
Dose-Adjusted DOACs: What Efficacy vs Warfarin?
Patients who require dose adjustment when taking direct oral anticoagulants have not been well studied. This large study is a good start.
When Atrial Fibrillation and Diabetes Coexist, How Best to Prevent Stroke?
In these complicated patients, should warfarin or a novel oral anticoagulant be chosen for stroke prevention?
Atrial Fibrillation During Pregnancy: Special Population Review
Is aspirin safe as antithrombotic therapy in pregnancy? Is electrocardioversion first-line treatment? Get the answers and other reminders, here.
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?
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?
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