Tag Archives: AFib

Cardiologist Groups Say Newer Blood Thinners Best Against A-Fib

Print this page MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 — Newer blood thinners are recommended over warfarin for people with the heart condition called atrial fibrillation (a-fib) in updated treatment guidelines issued by three major American heart groups. The newer drugs are called non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Examples include dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and apixaban (Eliquis).… Read More »

E-Alerts Dramatically Cut Heart Attack Rate for People Hospitalized With A-Fib

Print this page SUNDAY, Nov. 11, 2018 — A simple pop-up alert on a computer screen could help save the brains and hearts of many hospital-bound people with an irregular heartbeat, a new clinical trial reveals. Rates for heart attack and stroke plunged by close to 90 percent in people helped by the new program,… Read More »