Aspirin does not appear to reduce the risk of nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy development in men, according to data presented at the 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
While the use of NSAIDs was low in the ARISTOTLE trial, NSAID users had a higher risk for bleeding than non-users.
AHA 2017 Scientific Sessions
End-stage renal disease patients on dialysis with atrial fibrillation are at high risk for thrombotic complications.
The primary safety endpoint was defined as time to major bleeding events and clinically relevant non-major bleeding events when compared to triple therapy with warfarin.
Study patients were randomized to Pradaxa 150mg twice daily or warfarin (target INR 2-3) and remained on this treatment for the trial duration.
The researchers searched the U.S. Medicare database for NVAF patients 65 years of age and older who were newly prescribed one of the following medications: apixaban, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or warfarin.
Jan Steffel, from the TIMI Study Group, Boston, MA, and colleagues presented on the safety of edoxaban in the context of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation.
AAN 2016 Cerebrovascular Disease
Neurologists, internists and cardiologists differ markedly in their prescribing beliefs when it comes to the prevention of ischemic stroke due to atrial fibrillation, according to survey results.
Older patients, females, and those with comorbidities were more likely to be on multiple medications.
Researchers conducted a post hoc analysis of the ARISTOTLE trial which included patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and a risk of stroke treated with either apixaban or warfarin for the prevention of stroke/ systemic embolism.