Putting OAC therapy on hold does have its own benefits, the authors wrote, but uninterrupted OAC therapy is still the better choice.
The Heart Failure Association, European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging, European Heart Rhythm Association and European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions all collaborated on the position statement.
Researchers reviewed data from 34 different studies, covering a total of more than 63,000 patients.
Rita Rastogi Kalyani, MD, an endocrinologist and associate professor at Johns Hopkins Medicine, shared her perspective on this crucial topic.
The pandemic made a clear impact on physician prescription and ordering practices. Will these things return to normal as more and more people continue to get vaccinated?
Employees at St. Louis Heart and Vascular have been told their privileges are being revoked at all SSM Health hospitals.
“Value can be defined as delivered care divided by cost,” the specialists wrote. “Ideally, each patient receives the same good quality of care in an equitable, timely way.”
Brown played for the Yankees for eight seasons, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and spent 30 years working in Texas as a cardiologist.
“What we found is that fish oil supplementation is not good for everyone," one researcher explained. "It depends on your genotype.”
These findings are especially important, the authors explained, because the number of elderly patients on OACs continues to rise.
The guidance, an update to a similar document from 2005, was published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
The bill, introduced in the House of Representatives, has already gained support from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.