Rates of IVC filter placement decreased from 2010 to 2014

(HealthDay)—The rates of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement increased from 2005 until 2010 and then decreased through 2014, according to a research letter published online Nov. 6 in JAMA Internal Medicine.


Distinct demographics for persistent A-fib from onset

(HealthDay)—Patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) from the onset (PsAFonset) have distinct demographics and poorer clinical outcome, according to a study published online March 23 in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds risk of pulmonary embolism from ultrasound

Ultrasound is the most common technique for detecting a widespread cardiovascular condition: blood clots in the leg, otherwise known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). But there's a little known—yet serious—risk to using ...


Edoxaban: Considerable added benefit for certain patients

Edoxaban (trade name: Lixiana) has been approved since June 2015 for two therapeutic indications in adults: on the one hand, for prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in adults with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) ...

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