Blood Thinners Could Increase Survival in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

May 06, 2020


New data from Mount Sinai Hospital suggests anticoagulant use could improve survival rates among patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

New Advisory Update Recommends PFO Closure for Stroke Patients

May 01, 2020


The AAN has released an update to their 2016 practice advisory—changing their stance on PFO closure to reduce risk of second stroke.

Manesh Patel, MD: Prescribing DOACs In Real-World Settings

March 18, 2020


The Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine discusses prescribing DOACs and his opinion on a recent meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Apixaban Compared Against Rivaroxaban For Atrial Fibrillation

March 12, 2020


Research from investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Sinai Health is shedding new light on the differences in safety and efficacy between the 2 DOACs.

Vegetarian Diet, Increased B12 Intake Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

March 01, 2020


Analysis of more than 13k patients from Taiwan found a vegetarian diet was linked to a lower risk of incident stroke events later in life.

Notes From Rounds: Anticoagulation Reversal Strategies for ICUs

February 24, 2020


A fourth-year medical student discusses strategies for anticoagulation reversal in intensive care units from a presentation during the 49th Annual Critical Care Congress in Orlando.

Apixaban Bests Warfarin For Stroke Patients with AFib in AUGUSTUS Analysis

February 22, 2020


A secondary analysis of patients with prior stroke, TIA, or thromboembolism from AUGUSTUS is revealing more about the use of apixaban in patients with AFib.

Jeffrey Berger, MD: Key Differences in ISCHEMIA and ISCHEMIA-CKD Results

November 29, 2019


Discussing the key differences in the results of ISCHEMIA and ISCHEMIA-CKD, which examined whether the use of invasive or conservative strategies was more effective for patients with ischemic heart disease.

Early Detection Reduces Dementia Risk for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

November 21, 2019


In a presentation at AHA, T. Jared Bunch, MD, discusses how early detection of AF could yield positive results down the line for patients.

Adding Aspirin to Ticagrelor Post-Coronary Intervention Raises Bleeding Risk

November 17, 2019


Results of the TWILIGHT-ACS study revealed use of ticagrelor plus aspirin following coronary intervention in patients with acute coronary syndrome increased the risk of major bleeding.