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The latest clinical and political news for Australian Cardiologists
The CHA2-DS2-VASc leads to too much anticoagulation in low-risk patients, they say.
For cardiologists this year, all roads led to Rome
Widely used risk score puts too many people on anticoagulation therapy
Their latest guidelines call for lifestyle interventions on a population level
Patients feel less tired, but there is no benefit to heart health
ESC 2016 delegates were surprised to hear its use is routine in Australia
In most cases they cause less intracranial bleeding than warfarin
Coronary procedures are likely playing a bigger role than medication.
It's being misused in up to one-third of AF patients who are eligible for oral anticoagulants.
Other cases might emerge, health authorities say.
There’s no evidence of its benefit in low and intermediate risk patients, says Aussie surgeon
We talk to Dr Charles Pollack about the recently approved dabigatran reversal agent
It’s the next big thing in cardiovascular disease but where are the treatments?
Switching to a NOAC shouldn’t be automatic, he says
GPs are best placed to do this, say two specialists
Early detection and treatment is crucial, Australian doctors say.
The method over-estimates risk two-fold in countries in countries like Australia, according to the developers of a...
It accounts for about 50% of cases but the only effective treatment appears to be exercise
Professor says the data is not appropriate for multi-ethnic populations
Cardiologist cites expertise of the proceduralist as an issue
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