• Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion, DOAC Comparable for AFib

    1 day ago - By Medscape

    Left atrial appendage occlusion for high-risk atrial fibrillation prevents stroke as well as direct oral anticoagulation, with a lower risk of major bleeding, according to a European study.
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  • Newer oral anticoagulants reduce event risk in AF, GI bleeding vs. warfarin

    1 day ago - By Healio

    Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants conferred lower risk for ischemic stroke and major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation and a history of gastrointestinal bleeding compared with warfarin, according to study results.
    “Oral anticoagulant therapy is essential for the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with AF. The introduction of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants has facilitated uptake of thromboprophylaxis,” Soonil Kwon, MD, from Seoul National University Hospital in South Korea, and colleagues wrote. “However, the effectiveness and
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