Treatment with aspirin of patients with cardiovascular risk factors was consistently associated with a greater than 25% risk of incident HF, another strike against the OTC antithrombotic.
Patients taking either of the 2 anticoagulants showed no large differences on 4 cognitive test scores at 2 years, according to authors of the GIRAF trial.
AHA 2021: Marcus, lead author of CRAVE, says it found little effect of caffeine on atrial arrhythmias, a significant effect on PVCs, a negative effect on sleep, and a boosting effect on physical activity.
AHA 2021: Novel software algorithm used in Fitbit wearable devices accurately detected undiagnosed atrial fibrillation about 98% of the time, showed results of the Fitbit Heart Study.
AHA 2021. Coffee increased PVCs by 54% in regular coffee drinkers and decreased sleep by more than 30 minutes; it also significantly increased daily step count and slightly improved SVT.
Primary nonadherence with anticoagulant therapy may be influenced by which DOAC is prescribed, age, and diagnosis of several chronic diseases, a new study found.
The temporal connection of atrial fibrillation and risk of ischemic stroke provides support for short-duration oral anticoagulation, said study authors.
Methods proven to prevent ASCVD may fall short in certain populations if the impacts of SDOH are not closely monitored. The ACC/AHA provide considerations for 7 health domains.
Regular coffee consumption was associated with a 3% lower risk of incident arrhythmia, a large study of UK adults found.
ACC.2021: A new analysis of FIDELIO-DKD found patients with chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes were about 30% less likely to develop atrial fibrillation vs those treated with placebo.