Cardiology

Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age

The net clinical benefit of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation (AF)—one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats and a leading cause of stroke—decreases with age, as the risk of death from other factors ...

Medical research

Scientists develop antidote to new anticoagulants

(Medical Xpress)—Anticoagulants have saved the lives of those at risk for heart attack or stroke. However, because they prevent blood clotting, they can be dangerous to patients who suffer traumatic injuries or who require ...

Medications

Outpatient anticoagulant therapy may cut COVID-19 admission risk

(HealthDay)—Individuals using anticoagulation therapy on an outpatient basis who are diagnosed with COVID-19 have a reduced risk for hospital admission, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in EClinicalMedicine.

Medications

Apixaban not superior to standard care after TAVR

The blood thinner apixaban was not superior to standard of care following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), according to findings from a new trial called ATLANTIS presented at the American College of Cardiology's ...

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