Tag: cardioembolic stroke

‘Cautious’ DOAC Underdosing in AF May Push Mortality Higher

The risk for death goes up for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who are put on direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) at dosages other than those...

‘Low-Risk’ Valvular AF in Some May Warrant Oral Anticoagulation

Some patients with “valvular” atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke-risk scores low enough for oral anticoagulation (OAC) not to be indicated may actually face enough thromboembolic...

Atrial Fibrosis Link to ESUS Questions Stroke-AF Connection

What if atrial fibrillation (AF) turned out to be a marker of risk for cardioembolic stroke but not necessarily the direct cause of culprit thrombi?...

Cautions Raised Against Off-Label DOACs to Clear LV Thrombi

The newer class of oral anticoagulants that have been supplanting the traditional mainstay warfarin for a variety of indications may be inferior for at least...