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Do Brown Plaques Point to a Diabetic Disorder?
Put yourself to the test: This week’s quiz questions you about skin disease, diabetes, sarcoidosis, atrial flutter, and pain medications.
Apixaban Most Cost-Effective of New Oral Anticoagulants
A recent study found the lower cost to be the result of fewer episodes of major bleeding in patients treated with apixaban.
Efficacy, Safety of Edoxaban by AF Subtype: An Analysis From ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48
Post hoc analysis of the ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 study looked at safety and efficacy of a novel oral anticoagulant in distinct groups with paroxysmal, persistent, or permanent atrial fibrillation.
Ablation for Atrial Flutter: Treats the Arrhythmia but Not the Stroke Risk
A new study finds that ablation for atrial flutter reduces hospital-based costs, symptoms, and risk of atrial fibrillation. For stroke risk? Continue anticoagulation.
On Calciphylaxis, and Ichthyosis
. . . . And then there’s lipoprotein(a), a diagnostic puzzle that involves acute abdominal pain and a CT scan in a woman with a complicated medical history, and skin lesions that look like coins. 5 questions in all. . . .
Cryptogenic Stroke: Is Occult Arrhythmia A Factor?
Results from the CRYSTAL-AF study find that nearly one-third of patients who experience cryptogenic stroke may have undetected atrial fibrillation.
The Death of "Lone Atrial Fibrillation"
A recent white paper declares it time to abolish the ambiguous term. Given current knowledge of atrial fibrillation, the 60-year-old description serves only to confuse.