Topics:

Atrial Fibrillation

Bisphosphonates Increase Risk of Incident AF

The good news? Bisphosphonates are highly effective treatment for osteoporosis, osteopenia, and the prevention of fractures. The bad? Bisphosphonates have been linked to the development of atrial fibrillation.

 

Atrial Fibrillation

A very large Swedish study and meta-analysis found a dose-response relationship between incident atrial fibrillation and alcohol, with an approximate 8% increase in risk for the arrhythmia per daily drink consumed.

High-sensitivity troponin T and N-terminal-pro-BNP were shown in 2 important studies to help predict risk of stroke and embolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation.

In a proof-of-principle study, German researchers evaluated an affordable, accessible, and cost-effective way to help diagnose atrial fibrillation after ischemic stroke, with promising results.

Necrobiosis

Put yourself to the test: This week’s quiz questions you about skin disease, diabetes, sarcoidosis, atrial flutter, and pain medications.

A recent study found the lower cost to be the result of fewer episodes of major bleeding in patients treated with apixaban.

Post hoc analysis of the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 study looked at safety and efficacy of a novel oral anticoagulant in distinct groups with paroxysmal, persistent, or permanent atrial fibrillation.

A new study finds that ablation for atrial flutter reduces hospital-based costs, symptoms, and risk of atrial fibrillation. For stroke risk? Continue anticoagulation.

Pages

Subscribe to Atrial Fibrillation on [sitename]

By clicking Accept, you agree to become a member of the UBM Medica Community.