Tag: Anticoagulant

Study shows a protective association between anticoagulants and COVID-19

Analysis of data on people with atrial fibrillation using anticoagulants and warfarin found them both to lower the risk of testing positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and severe disease. COVID-19 disease may predispose some people to diseases related to blood clots because of disease severity or severe inflammatory response. Anticoagulants can

Low Risk of Brain Bleed in Older People on DOAC Therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There is a low risk of delayed intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in older patients on direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) therapy who fall and hit their head, according to a new study. This finding calls into question the need to extended observation in the hospital or repeat head CT scan after an

Biomarkers for Prediction of Stroke

Skip to: Stroke and its Pathways Biomarkers and Risk Scores What are the Benefits of Using Biomarkers? Stroke, a complication of atrial fibrillation, can be fatal. Identification of biomarkers to predict stroke may help treat those at highest risk. Given the association between atrial fibrillation and other poor disease outcomes, biomarker identification has applications for