Navigation Links
Aspirin still overprescribed for stroke prevention in AF
Date:1/28/2014

ing of antithrombotic treatment, which includes oral anticoagulation therapy (warfarin and the novel oral anticoagulants) and antiplatelet drugs (mainly aspirin).4 The data are from the EORP Atrial Fibrillation General Pilot Registry of more than 3 100 patients in nine countries.5

Overall the study found that the use of oral anticoagulants has improved over the last decade since the last Euro Heart Survey was performed. Where oral anticoagulation was used, most patients (72%) were prescribed warfarin and just 8% were prescribed a new oral anticoagulant.

Professor Lip said: "Novel oral anticoagulant uptake is still a bit low, probably because of differences in regulatory approval, costs and access to drugs in different countries. But the main point is that overall oral anticoagulant uptake as a whole has improved in the last 10 years."

Aspirin was commonly prescribed, either alone or in combination with an oral anticoagulant, when patients had myocardial infarction or coronary artery disease. The strongest reason to prescribe both drugs was coronary artery disease, which increased the use of combined therapy by more than eight-fold.

Professor Lip said: "Aspirin is still overused for stroke prevention in AF. ESC guidelines say concomitant aspirin should not be given to anticoagulated AF patients with stable vascular disease. The combination of drugs does not reduce cardiovascular events and stroke but does increase the risk of bleeding."

Another worrying finding was that oral anticoagulants were underprescribed in elderly patients, with aspirin alone more commonly prescribed. Professor Lip said: "Elderly patients are at the highest risk for stroke and yet they are given aspirin which is not recommended and potentially harmful. There is a perception that elderly patients do not do well on anticoagulation. But a number of studies now, including BAFTA,6 have shown that in elderly patients warfarin is far superior to aspirin in
'/>"/>

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
33-049-294-7756
European Society of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Report says new evidence could tip the balance in aspirin cancer prevention care
2. Aspirin as Effective as Warfarin for Heart Failure: Study
3. Some Diabetics May Not Benefit From Daily Aspirin
4. Aspirin protects against Barretts esophagus
5. Study adds to evidence daily aspirin linked to lower cancer mortality
6. Daily aspirin usage associated with lower cancer mortality
7. Daily Aspirin May Cut Cancer Deaths, Another Study Finds
8. Daily Aspirin May Help Fight Prostate Cancer, But Not Breast Cancer
9. Aspirin may help men with prostate cancer live longer, study suggests
10. Adding Plavix to Aspirin Doesnt Help Guard Against Second Stroke: Study
11. Gene mutation identifies colorectal cancer patients who live longer with aspirin therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Keystone Symposia will convene the first conference ... 2014-15 Global Health Series on "The Modes of ... immediately following the conclusion of the Grand Challenges ... part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported ... also funded travel awards for 36 investigators from developing ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Integrated ... wellness, is opening another new medical specialty practice through ... IMA Cardiology will be located within the company’s ... Abbud and Dr. Isaac Tawfik of American Heart Center, ... The new practice will offer Integrated Medicine Alliance patients ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... A University of Maryland-led research team has been ... National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop new ... further our understanding of how large networks of ... information. This knowledge will help researchers identify the ... drive behavior, like decision-making and speaking, and alterations ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Elevate , the latest product from Blue Start ... of the gym by providing natural ingredients that boost brain ... Michaels, prompting an investigative review. , “When it comes ... simply just don’t have the ability to perform the way ... the motivation to finish a project, or even feeling like ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Hospice ... its annual “In Celebration” gala, honoring three outstanding ... mission of striving to provide extraordinary and dignified ... facing a serious or life-limiting illness. , The ... in Rye, NY and recognized William (Bill) J. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Keystone Symposia launches 2014-2015 meeting series with Global Health Vaccines Conference 2Health News:Integrated Medicine Alliance Announces New Cardiology Practice 2Health News:UMD receives inaugural BRAIN Initiative Award 2Health News:Elevate: Review Exposes Blue Star Nutraceutical’s Latest Supplement for Ultimate Brain Function, Focus, and Energy 2Health News:Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester Honors Outstanding Individuals at Annual ‘In Celebration’ Gala 2
... (IADR) announces Dr. Anthony Fauci, director, National Institute of ... of Health in Bethesda, Md., USA as 2009 IADR ... the 87th General Session & Exhibition in Miami, Florida, ... Fauci became director of NIAID, where he oversees an ...
... Thirty-seven scientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and 20 ... issued a major challenge to the neuroscience community. At ... just-published paper, to assemble a comprehensive map of the major ... in which the genomes of many organisms, including that of ...
... a lot of a hormone needed to eliminate the excess ... the enzyme needed to activate it, researchers say. , ... found people in heart failure have less of the enzyme ... hormone made by heart muscle cells that, when active, helps ...
... Society Emphasizes A Special Calling: Knowledge ... Leadership ... A ... With a majority of its nurses nearing ... is urging its members to respond to a new calling ... National Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Week, April 12 - ...
... March 31 Pacific Fertility Center is pleased to ... diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). Recent ... The use of this science for such "futuristic" action ... it is used today. Pacific Fertility Center is proud ...
... The not-for-profit LENA Foundation is putting forth a ... Society of Research in Child Development (SRCD). At the ... one poster will be presented based on findings using ... SRCD is a great opportunity for our colleagues to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CSHL neuroscientists propose project to comprehensively map mammalian brain circuits 2Health News:CSHL neuroscientists propose project to comprehensively map mammalian brain circuits 3Health News:CSHL neuroscientists propose project to comprehensively map mammalian brain circuits 4Health News:CSHL neuroscientists propose project to comprehensively map mammalian brain circuits 5Health News:New tests provide new insight into why patients are in heart failure 2Health News:New tests provide new insight into why patients are in heart failure 3Health News:Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society Focuses On Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders 2Health News:Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society Focuses On Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders 3Health News:PGD Technology Offers More Than Designer Babies 2Health News:PGD Technology Offers More Than Designer Babies 3Health News:PGD Technology Offers More Than Designer Babies 4Health News:Five Research Studies at International SRCD Meeting in Denver Use Technology from Boulder Foundation 2Health News:Five Research Studies at International SRCD Meeting in Denver Use Technology from Boulder Foundation 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 The Eastern ... Both established medical-device providers as well as new medical-device ... region, while simultaneously looking at ways to reduce the ... Using distributors is one of the effective means to ... devices distribution market in Eastern European and provides profiles ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 The report based on ... Share, Growth and Forecast, 2007 - 2017," elaborated by ... 20.8 billion in 2012 and is further expected to ... CAGR of 7.3% from 2012 to 2017. ... purposes, especially to prevent chronic diseases that may occur ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... In a recent study it ... of the Eldor spinal needle 25G, 103 mm appeared ... point spinal needles of the same gauge and length ... is an excellent type of regional anesthesia for many ... It is estimated that 100 million patients ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Technologies Distributor Profiles in Eastern Europe 2Medical Technologies Distributor Profiles in Eastern Europe 3Nutraceutical Ingredient Market Will Reach USD 33.6 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research 2Nutraceutical Ingredient Market Will Reach USD 33.6 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research 3Nutraceutical Ingredient Market Will Reach USD 33.6 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research 4
... 2011 Actavis Group, an international generic pharmaceuticals company, ... US Food & Drug Administration to market Valacyclovir Hydrochloride ... and 1 gram, the generic equivalent of Valtrex® by ... the 12 months ending December 31, 2010, according to ...
... 2011 NephRx Corporation today announced issuance of a ... factor peptide NX002 as a potential treatment for inflammatory ... have applications in acute and chronic diseases of the ... has been shown to stimulate the growth of epithelial ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Actavis Receives Approval of Valacyclovir Hydrochloride Tablets in the U.S. 2NephRx Corp. Awarded U.S. Patent for Use of Novel Growth Factor Peptide NX002 in Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: