Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation en-us Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:06:42 UTC Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:06:42 UTC 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. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 02:45:00 UTC 5 Medication Classes That Can Interact with Warfarin Warfarin can reportedly interact with more than 100 different medications from various classes. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:40:00 UTC 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. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 02:02:00 UTC Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Afib: Peaks, Troughs, and Risks Most clinicians deem treatment response variability among direct oral anticoagulants—which include direct thrombin inhibitors and factor Xa inhibitors—clinically insignificant. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 01:00:00 UTC Anticoagulant Risk-Benefit Analysis for Traveling Afib Patients With the increase in the number of patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation or needing stroke prevention treatment, roughly 3 million Americans currently take warfarin, while a lesser number takes direct oral agents. Tue, 08 Dec 2015 04:09:00 UTC Afib Patients Given Novel Oral Anticoagulant See Shorter Hospital Stays Although warfarin is time-tested, the use of novel oral anticoagulants are a topic of interest to improve health outcomes in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 02:00:00 UTC Afib Treatment Benefits from Patient Self-Management Patient self-management is an emerging anticoagulation delivery model that capitalizes on patients' willingness for in-depth warfarin education to help treat their atrial fibrillation. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 03:00:00 UTC Oral Anticoagulants for Afib: Which Decision Aids Work Best? Health care providers walk a tightrope when they employ oral anticoagulants in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 03:00:00 UTC Weekend Admission Doesn't Affect Afib Care Contrary to the findings of a previous study, patients with atrial fibrillation who are admitted to the hospital on the weekend face no greater risks than those admitted on a weekday. Thu, 22 Oct 2015 12:00:00 UTC How Community Pharmacists Can Screen for Atrial Fibrillation When a screening program is proposed, policymakers have some questions: does screening improve detection of the target diagnosis; is systematic screening better than opportunistic identification? Tue, 11 Aug 2015 02:00:00 UTC NOAC Prescriptions: What Pharmacists Need to Know Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants are increasingly being prescribed to prevent and treat venous thromboembolism and avert stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:00:00 UTC Bridging Raises Bleeding Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients on Warfarin A practice-changing study suggests bridging anticoagulation does more harm than good in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients treated with warfarin. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:42:00 UTC Medication Adherence After ACS Slightly Improving Studies have reported that up to half of patients discontinue prescribed therapies soon after hospital discharge. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:28:00 UTC New Drugs Health-System Pharmacists Should Know Here are new drugs for 2015 pharmacists can expect to handle. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 04:26:00 UTC FDA Clears Medtronic Catheter for Atrial Fibrillation The Arctic Front Advance ST Cryoablation Catheter is approved for use in patients with drug refractory, recurrent, symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Tue, 12 May 2015 06:12:00 UTC Pharmacists Are Best Bet for Blood Thinner Adherence Pharmacist-driven drug management programs best ensure atrial fibrillation patients adhere to the warfarin alternative, dabigatran (Pradaxa). Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:00:00 UTC Dangers of Kids' Energy Drink Intake Deserve Education Energy drink overconsumption has dangerous cardiac and neurologic consequences in adolescents. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 03:37:00 UTC New Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines Boost Blood Thinner Candidates Almost all women and seniors with atrial fibrillation should be receiving blood thinners, advises a new analysis of updated clinical practice guidelines. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:44:00 UTC Cutting-Edge Heart Model Predicts Changes in the Heart That Can Lead to Atrial Fibrillation A paper from a pair of physicists may reveal significant new information about the causes of atrial fibrillation and help to make cardiac ablations a more effective treatment for the condition. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 03:17:00 UTC Treating Acid Reflux May Increase Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Success Gastroesophageal reflux disease and atrial fibrillation are 2 of the most significant health concerns in the United States, and researchers suspect a link between them. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 UTC