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Many with AF qualify for oral anticoagulation therapy under new guidelines

March 2, 2015

Most patients with atrial fibrillation not recommended for oral anticoagulation under previous guidelines are now eligible for therapy based on the newest guidelines, according to a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Now, almost all women and all adults aged 65 years and older with AF are recommended to receive oral anticoagulation, based on the 2014 guidelines for the treatment of AF issued by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society.

Suzanne C. Cannegieter, MD, PhD In the Journals

Data support predictive significance of superficial vein thrombosis

March 2, 2015
Researchers found that a history of superficial vein thrombosis may be predictive of venous and arterial thrombotic events and these findings may play an important role…
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Pulmonary hypertension frequent comorbidity in patients with aortic stenosis undergoing TAVR

March 2, 2015
The presence of pulmonary hypertension may independently predict poor short- and long-term outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with severe…
Marc P. Michalsky In the Journals

CVD risk factors common in adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery

March 2, 2015
Adolescents undergoing weight-loss surgery often have several apparent cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to recent study findings published in JAMA
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Low daytime BP linked to cognitive decline in older adults with dementia, cognitive impairment

March 2, 2015
In a study of older adults with dementia and mild cognitive impairment, low daytime systolic BP was associated with cognitive decline in those treated with…
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