Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Atrial Fibrillation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/condition-rss Atrial Fibrillation en-us Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:18:28 EDT Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:18:28 EDT Atrial Fibrillation and Anticoagulation: Bleeds Happen, Antidotes Needed http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/Atrial-Fibrillation-and-Anticoagulation-Bleeds-Happen-Antidotes-Needed Several new anticoagulants have entered the US market in recent years, but research to find reversal agents for these drugs is ongoing. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:54:17 EDT Atrial Fibrillation Patients Prescribed Digoxin Are More Likely to Die http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/Atrial-Fibrillation-Patients-Prescribed-Digoxin-Are-More-Likely-to-Die Digoxin increases risk of death in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:08:13 EDT Vitamin K Antagonists and Atrial Fibrillation: Time in Therapeutic Range http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/Vitamin-K-Antagonists-and-Atrial-Fibrillation-Time-in-Therapeutic-Range Researchers evaluated more than 2 decades of evidence on atrial fibrillation patients taking vitamin K antagonists. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:56:35 EDT Anticoagulation and Risk for Falls in the Atrial Fibrillation Patient http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/Anticoagulation-and-Risk-for-Falls-in-the-Atrial-Fibrillation-Patient Researchers evaluated the risk of cardiovascular outcomes in atrial fibrillation patients with a history of falls. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 03:04:43 EDT Atrial Fibrillation: The Growing Cost of Hospitalization http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/Atrial-Fibrillation-The-Growing-Cost-of-Hospitalization A recent investigation found a significant increase in hospitalization rates for patients with atrial fibrillation in the United States. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 04:48:40 EDT NSAIDs in the Elderly: Another Cautionary Result http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/NSAIDs-in-the-Elderly-Another-Cautionary-Result Current and recent users of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were significantly more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, according to the results of a new study. Thu, 15 May 2014 09:43:42 EDT The New Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines: An In-Depth Guide http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/The-New-Atrial-Fibrillation-Guidelines-An-In-Depth-Guide New atrial fibrillation treatment guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology clarify the role of novel oral anticoagulants and rate/rhythm control medications. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:12:52 EDT Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines Updated http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/Atrial-Fibrillation-Guidelines-Updated New guidelines from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and Heart Rhythm Society address use of new oral anticoagulants as well as warfarin to treat atrial fibrillation. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:49:33 EDT More than Rate and Rhythm: Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/More-than-Rate-and-Rhythm-Atrial-Fibrillation-and-Heart-Failure-Management A new review summarizes the natural history of cardiomyopathies presenting with atrial fibrillation and the importance of managing underlying pathologies. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:36:54 EDT Challenges in Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/Challenges-in-Atrial-Fibrillation-and-Heart-Failure A recent article summarizes current knowledge and discusses challenges related to atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:38:01 EST Atrial Fibrillation: Progression is Deadly http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/Atrial-Fibrillation-Progression-is-Deadly A new analysis explores the characteristics of patients with permanent versus non-permanent atrial fibrillation, as well as those whose condition is controlled versus uncontrolled. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:56:34 EST The Costs of an Irregular Heartbeat http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/The-Costs-of-an-Irregular-Heart-Beat A new study estimates the costs of treating atrial fibrillation as well as the comparative costs of treating it with warfarin and newer oral anticoagulants. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 03:20:01 EST CVD May Increase Risk of Cognitive Decline in Older Women http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/CVD-May-Increase-Risk-of-Cognitive-Decline-in-Older-Women The results of a recent study identified a relationship between cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline in postmenopausal women. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:19:01 EST Warfarin Increases Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/Warfarin-Increases-Stroke-Risk-in-Atrial-Fibrillation-Patients Atrial fibrillation patients were more likely to suffer a stroke within the first month of initiating treatment with warfarin when compared with those not using any antithrombotic therapy, according to the results of a recent study. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:10:24 EST Atrial Fibrillation: An Overview on Abnormal Rapid Heart Rhythm http://www.pharmacytimes.com/podcasts/Atrial-Fibrillation-An-Overview-on-Abnormal-Rapid-Heart-Rhythm J. Marcus Wharton, MD, talks about the symptoms, causes, and consequences of atrial fibrillation. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:08:28 EST Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/podcasts/Stroke-Prevention-in-Atrial-Fibrillation Three pharmacists are interviewed on issues relating to preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:05:56 EST Atrial Fibrillation Linked to Depression http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/Atrial-Fibrillation-Linked-to-Depression According to the results of a German study published in PLOS ONE, atrial fibrillation may increase the risk for depression. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:05:56 EST Premature Atrial Contraction Count Tied to Atrial Fibrillation Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/Premature-Atrial-Contraction-Count-Tied-to-Atrial-Fibrillation-Risk A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that premature atrial contraction count may improve atrial fibrillation risk model performance. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:00:14 EST Clinically Apparent Atrial Fibrillation Increases Stroke Risk; Does Subclinical AFib Do the Same? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/podcasts/Clinically-Apparent-Atrial-Fibrillation-Increases-Stroke-Risk-Does-Subclinical-AFib-Do-the-Same Stuart J. Connelly, MD, one of the principal authors of “Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation and the Risk of Stroke,” published in the New England Journal of Medicine, talks about the study. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:59:48 EST Keeping Pace with Racing Hearts: Get With the Guidelines—AFIB http://www.pharmacytimes.com/videos/Keeping-Pace-with-Racing-Hearts-Get-With-the-GuidelinesAFIB An overview of “Get with the Guidelines – AFIB,” a quality-improvement program created by the American Heart Association for health care providers. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:52:20 EST