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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.
Impact of Yoga on Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Results of a Swedish study support the physiologic and psychological benefits of regular yoga practice for patients with AF.
Wine Health Quiz: 8 Vintage Questions
Research into wine’s health potency is ongoing. Get a tasting of the latest findings with this quick quiz.
Atypical Afib May Augur Poor Prognosis
A new study suggests a higher risk for poor outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation who present in atypical fashion.
The CHA2DS2-VASc Score: Are All Components Equal?
The components may be equal on paper, but they may not be treated equally in clinical practice, according to new research.
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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