Cardiology

Combo antithrombotic therapy increases bleeding risk

(HealthDay)—Patients with chronic coronary artery disease or peripheral artery disease treated with the combination of rivaroxaban and aspirin face a greater risk for bleeding versus patients treated with aspirin alone, ...

Cardiology

Reversal agent decreases life-threatening bleeding

A drug that reverses the blood thinning effects of factor Xa inhibitors effectively stopped acute life-threatening bleeding in patients taking a factor Xa inhibitor blood thinner drug, according to late breaking science presented ...

Cardiology

Most bleeding events in non-CVD patients are GI-related

(HealthDay)—Among a cohort of individuals without cardiovascular disease (CVD) not receiving antiplatelet therapy, most major bleeding events involved gastrointestinal bleeding and 7 percent of bleeding events were fatal, ...

Cardiology

Benefit of aspirin after A-fib ablation questioned

(HealthDay)—For atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation patients undergoing their index ablation, long-term aspirin therapy is associated with increased rates of bleeding and may not lower risk of stroke, according to a study ...

Cardiology

Model predicts acute GI bleeding in anticoagulated patients

(HealthDay)—For patients taking oral anticoagulants, a new model can predict acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, which is associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality, according to a study published online May ...

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