Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Atrial Fibrillation http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/afib/condition-rss Atrial Fibrillation en-us Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:40:58 UTC Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:40:58 UTC AF Risk Increases with More Pregnancies? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/afib/af-risk-increases-with-more-pregnancies One study linked multiple pregnancies increases a woman&rsquo;s risk of developing&nbsp;atrial fibrillation&nbsp;later in life, and another investigated the associated between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.<br /> &nbsp; 1:11 PM, Sun February 12, 2017 Hospitalizations Related to Afib Rise, But Mortality Rates Fall http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/afib/hospitalizations-related-to-afib-rise-but-mortality-rates-fall Patients with atrial fibrillation are hospitalized more frequently than in the past, but survival rates are getting better, concludes a study. 9:57 AM, Fri February 3, 2017 Thromboembolic Risk in AF and Diabetes May Be Insulin Related http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/afib/thromboembolic-risk-in-af-and-diabetes-may-be-insulin-related Individuals with diabetes and atrial fibrillation (AF) are often at risk for thromboembolic events, but a new study explores the role that insulin plays in elevating rates of thromboembolic incidents.&nbsp; 8:00 AM, Fri January 27, 2017 Increased Risk of Complications with Left Ventricular Ablations? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/afib/increased-risk-of-complications-with-left-ventricular-ablations Seven of the 12 patients (58%) who underwent LV ablation experienced 16 brain embolisms combined, compared to zero patients who underwent the RV ablation. 2:20 PM, Thu January 26, 2017 Good Results with Catheter Ablation in Afib http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/afib/good-results-with-catheter-ablation-in-afib Catheter ablation is recommended for those patients who have continuing symptoms despite taking medication. 3:13 PM, Fri January 20, 2017 Warfarin Nonadherence: What Factors Lead Patients with Afib to Discontinue? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/afib/warfarin-nonadherence-fibrillation Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) frequently discontinue their warfarin therapy, and a recently-published study offers insight into factors that may contribute to nonadherence.<br /> &nbsp; 9:45 AM, Thu January 12, 2017 Bridging to Warfarin with Heparin in Atrial Fibrillation Isn't Necessary, May Be Harmful http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/sean-kane-pharmd/2016/10/bridging-to-warfarin-with-heparin-in-atrial-fibrillation-isnt-necessary-may-be-harmful Little information exists regarding the benefit of bridging warfarin among patients with atrial fibrillation. The best available evidence suggests that this common practice may increase the risk of bleeding without providing any efficacy benefit. 12:34 AM, Mon October 10, 2016 More Patient Education Needed on Warfarin's Effects http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/beth-bolt-rph/2016/09/more-patient-education-needed-on-warfarins-effects Recent study results suggest patients don’t know enough about warfarin, which could have potentially dangerous consequences. 11:08 PM, Thu September 8, 2016 Are NOACs Safe for Afib Patients with Worsening Renal Function? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/douglas-jennings-pharmd-fccp-faha/2016/08/are-noacs-safe-for-afib-patients-with-worsening-renal-function Although fixed daily doses of NOACs have demonstrated favorable efficacy and safety compared with warfarin, the impact of worsening renal function on these medications over time hasn’t been evaluated. 10:48 PM, Thu August 18, 2016 Should Afib Patients with Sepsis Receive Anticoagulation? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/douglas-jennings-pharmd-fccp-faha/2016/08/should-afib-patients-with-sepsis-receive-anticoagulation Sepsis leads to approximately 1 million hospitalizations in the United States yearly, and atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia to complicate its course. 10:54 PM, Mon August 8, 2016 Black Patients Face Greater Risk for Poor Afib Outcomes http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/afib/black-patients-face-greater-risk-for-poor-afib-outcomes Black patients with atrial fibrillation are more likely to experience stroke, heart failure, and coronary heart disease than their white counterparts. 10:45 PM, Wed June 29, 2016 Resuming Oral Anticoagulation After GI Bleeding in Afib Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/douglas-jennings-pharmd-fccp-faha/2016/06/resuming-oral-anticoagulation-after-gi-bleeding-in-afib-patients This article summarizes recent literature evaluting the risks and benfits of resuming anticoaguation in atrial fibrillation patients who experience gastrointestinal bleeding. 9:59 PM, Tue June 21, 2016 Should Bovine Heparin Reenter the US Market? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/alexander-kantorovich-pharmd-bcps/2016/06/should-bovine-heparin-reenter-the-us-market Although it was discovered in the early 1900s, unfractionated heparin remains one of the most commonly used anticoagulants in clinical practice today. 9:57 PM, Tue June 21, 2016 5 Medication Classes That Can Interact with Warfarin http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/afib/5-medication-classes-that-can-interact-with-warfarin Warfarin can reportedly interact with more than 100 different medications from various classes. 8:40 AM, Wed March 30, 2016 A Practical Guide to Anticoagulant Selection in Afib Patients: Part 2 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/douglas-jennings-pharmd-fccp-faha/2016/03/a-practical-guide-to-anticoagulant-selection-in-afib-patients-part-2 Here are 7 clinical pearls for pharmacists to remember when selecting anticoagulants for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. 12:50 AM, Tue March 29, 2016 A Practical Guide to Anticoagulant Selection in Afib Patients: Part 1 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/douglas-jennings-pharmd-fccp-faha/2016/03/a-practical-guide-to-anticoagulant-selection-in-afib-patients-part-1 The emergence of new oral anticoagulants presents pharmacists with an opportunity to intervene in assisting patients with selecting the most appropriate drug therapy. 5:11 AM, Tue March 15, 2016 Praxbind Shows Promise in Brain Hemorrhage Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/petra-lechner-pharmd/2016/03/praxbind-shows-promise-in-brain-hemorrhage-patients The first reversal agent approved for the anticoagulant dabigatran (Pradaxa) has shown promise in patients with brain hemorrhage. 3:13 AM, Tue March 8, 2016 What Do Afib Patients Know About Stroke? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/afib/what-do-afib-patients-know-about-stroke More than 3 million individuals in the United States have atrial fibrillation, and 1 in 4 Americans will develop the condition during his or her lifetime. 9:02 PM, Thu February 25, 2016 Strategies to Avoid Hypotension During Afib Rate Control http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/craig-cocchio-pharmd/2016/02/strategies-to-avoid-hypotension-during-afib-rate-control Rapid ventricular response in atrial fibrillation patients is a daily occurrence in the emergency department. 9:48 PM, Sun February 7, 2016 11 Afib Risk Factors Pharmacists Should Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/afib/11-afib-risk-factors-pharmacists-should-know Atrial fibrillation can be a tricky condition because patients may not know that they have it, as they may not exhibit any symptoms. 6:00 AM, Tue December 29, 2015