Cardiovascular Health

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Identifying Atrial Fibrillation and Treatment Options
The prevalence of the issue in the United States ranges from 2.7 million to 6.1 million, and this number is expected to increase to 12.1 million by 2030.
Edoxaban-Based Regimen Shows Potential as Therapy for Certain Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Study results have shown that a regimen of once-daily edoxaban (Lixiana, Daiichi Sankyo) combined with a P2Y12 inhibitor is noninferior to the current recommended treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation following successful percutaneous coronary intervention, and may result in less bleeding.
Medication Adherence, QOL Better in Heart Failure Patients Who Regularly Visited Pharmacist
The PHARM-CHF trial investigated whether regularly seeing a pharmacist improves adherence to heart failure medications.
FDA Approves New Treatment for Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy
Transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy is a rare and fatal disease for which there are no previously approved treatments.
Trending News Today: Young Women Have Low Awareness of Cardiovascular Risks
Top news of the day from across the health care industry.
Liraglutide Patent Litigation Case Settled
As a result of the agreement, Teva is licensed to launch a generic version of liraglutide (Victoza, Novo Nordisk) as of December 22, 2023.
AHA Talks Statins, Side Effects
The benefits of statin therapy for most people outweigh the risks.
Panel Members Discuss Burden of NVAF on the Health Care System
During a recent panel discussion, 5 pharmacists and physicians raised key points about reducing the cost of managing nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF).
Study: Fewer Severe Strokes With Rivaroxaban than Warfarin in Non-Valvular Afib Patients
The data back earlier findings, published in the ROCKET-AF trial, which showed rivaroxaban-treated patients were better protected against more severe stroke and 30-day post-stroke mortality, compared to warfarin.
New Indication for Rivaroxaban Approved By FDA
Janssen's Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is now indicated for reducing the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as death, myocardial infarction, and stroke, in people with chronic coronary or peripheral artery disease.
Real-World Data and Outcomes For Patients with NVAF
Gary M. Besinque, PharmD, FCSHP; Jaime E. Murillo, MD; Juvairiya Pulicharam, MD; and Peter Salgo, MD, discuss how real-world data surrounding the management of nonvalvular atrial fibrillation with novel oral anticoagulant therapy can be relayed back to various stakeholders, including drug manufacturers, to help to address gaps and improve outcomes for patients.
Instituting NOAC Therapy into Practice in NVAF
Gary M. Besinque, PharmD, FCSHP; Jaime E. Murillo, MD; Juvairiya Pulicharam, MD; Ralph J. Riello III, PharmD, BCPS; and Peter Salgo, MD, consider why it is important for hospitals to establish a protocol for managing patients on novel oral anticoagulant therapy.
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