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Atrial Fibrillation

Eliquis is also now indicated for reducing the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial therapy.
Greater physical activity is associated with lower rates of incident atrial fibrillation in women, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
New research finds that people with atrial fibrillation (AF) who undergo radiofrequency ablation and maintain sinus rhythm are less likely than those who opt against the procedure to die of heart attack or heart failure.
Analysis of more than 5,000 successful electrical cardioversions performed without anticoagulation suggests that patients and doctors must act fast to minimize the chances that acute atrial fibrillation will lead to thromboembolic events.
Perioperative atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of subsequent stroke, especially after noncardiac surgery, according to a study published in the August 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
New onset postoperative atrial fibrillation is associated with worse patient outcomes, including increased risk-adjusted mortality, according to a study published in the August issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
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