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  • AAN 2019 Only 1 in 5 With High-Risk AF Leave ED on Anticoagulant A study of nearly 450 people with atrial fibrillation (AF) treated in the emergency department suggests that anticoagulants may be 'vastly underutilized' for the prevention of stroke.
  • Pradaxa Fails to Prevent Recurrence After Cryptogenic Stroke Dabigatran, sold under the brand name Pradaxa by Boehringer Ingelheim to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation, is no more effective than aspirin for preventing a subsequent stroke in patients who have experienced a cryptogenic stroke.
  • Ticagrelor: A New Antibiotic? The antiplatelet agent has bactericidal activity against multidrug-resistant gram-positive bacteria and may represent a new class of antibiotic, new research suggests.
  • Nearly 1 in 10 With MI at Young Age Have Familial Hypercholesterolemia Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is present in 9% of people who experience a myocardial infarction (MI) at age 50 or younger, most of whom continue to have elevated cholesterol at one-year follow-up, according to new research.


  • Wrong-Patient Prostate Surgery; More Erroneous report results in unnecessary procedure; surgeon made a mess of controlling infection, jury finds; defendants push back on allegations of substandard care.
  • Universal Lipid Screening, Statins for Children? Should all children undergo lipid screening? Is it appropriate to prescribe statins to a kid? Jessica Lilley discusses lipid disorders and primary prevention of heart disease in pediatrics.
  • What Is Sports Cardiology? Sports cardiology is an advancing field that encompasses the care of athletes and active individuals with known or previously undiagnosed cardiovascular conditions.
  • The ABCs of Primary Cardiovascular Prevention: 2019 Update Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) remains the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the US.