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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?
Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation: What's Your AQ?
Ablation has become a leading option to arrest AF in many patients. Try 3 quick questions to test your ablation quotient.
Afib Quiz: What’s a CHA2DS2-Vasc Score Got to do With It?
Can this stroke risk calculator predict ischemia in patients without atrial fibrillation?
7 Facts you Need to Know about Current Afib Guidelines
New drugs and more complex patients make anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation a new ballgame. Here, a topline from guidelines for primary care.
Management of AF Patients with Prior ICH – Race Specific Recommendations for High-Risk Patients
Results of a large Taiwanese registry analysis could open discussion around avoidance of oral anticoagulants in post-ICH patients.
Atrial Fibrillation Video: Symptoms, Cardioversion Strategies
A nurse describes his own bout with atrial fibrillation—the symptoms and his attempts to cardiovert to normal rhythm—from his hospital bed.
10 New Wonders of Wine
Tonic or poison? Elixir or toxin? These slides offer a quick review of the latest findings on the health pros and cons of imbibing.
Secondary AF: Risk of Recurrence Found in Framingham
Is new-onset AF linked to an acute precipitant less likely to recur than spontaneous AF? Is it any less dangerous? A new study finds answers in Framingham data.
Obesity and AF: A Dose-dependent Relationship
A recent literature analysis found a 10% to 29% excess risk for AF conferred by incremental increases in BMI. The study in 9 slides, here.
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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