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Historically, Warfarin ( Coumadin ) or Acetylsalicylic acid ( Aspirin ) have been the recommended therapeutic options for the extended treatment ( more than 3 months ) of venous thromboembolism ( VTE ...


Among patients recently hospitalized with heart failure and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction ( LVEF ), the use of the drug Liraglutide ( Victoza ) did not lead to greater post-hospitalizatio ...


History of bleeding strongly influences decisions for anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation. Researchers have analyzed outcomes in relation to history of bleeding and randomization in ARISTOTLE trial ...


Sexual activity is a central component of intimate relationships, but sexual function may be impaired by coronary heart disease ( CHD ). There have been few representative population-based comparisons ...


Atrial fibrillation affects approximately 2% of the total population. In order to prevent atrial fibrillation recurrences, many anti-arrhythmic drugs are currently available, but most of them are burd ...


The aim of the study was to analyse the effect of the early coadministration of Ivabradine ( Corlentor / Procoralan ) and beta-blockers ( intervention group ) versus beta-blockers alone ( control grou ...


Propafenone ( Rytmonorm; Rythmol ) is a class Ic antiarrhythmic agent. It has the typical chemical structure of a beta-blocker, but human studies on its beta-blocking effects revealed conflicting resu ...


Ibutilide ( Corvert ) is a rapid-acting antiarrhythmic drug with worldwide use for conversion of recent-onset atrial fibrillation. Vernakalant ( Brinavess ), approved in the European Union in 2010, ...


Sotalol ( Sotalex ) and Amiodarone ( Cordarone ) are commonly prescribed antiarrhythmics for the treatment of post-operative atrial fibrillation ( POAF ). Though they are effective in maintaining sinu ...


Amiodarone ( Cordarone ) is known to affect the thyroid, but little is known about thyroid recovery after short-term Amiodarone treatment. Researchers have evaluated the impact of 8 weeks of Amioda ...


The efficacy of short-term antiarrhythmic drugs ( AADs ) use compared with no-AADs prescription after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation ( AF ) in preventing atrial arrhythmia recurrence is unce ...


Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia requiring medical treatment and has been associated with enhanced atrial fibrosis and heart failure. Relaxin, an antifibrosis and antiinflammatory p ...


Apixaban ( Eliquis ), a direct factor Xa inhibitor approved for thromboembolic prophylaxis in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, is increasingly used in patients undergoing catheter ablat ...


Among nearly 35,000 initially healthy women who were followed-up for about 20 years, those with new-onset atrial fibrillation had an increased risk of cancer. Atrial fibrillation, the most common c ...


European Society of Cardiology ( ESC ) Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure are published in European Heart Journal and the European Journal of Heart Failure, ...