The CHA2DS2-VASc score assigns points to a series of clinical observations in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFIB ). CHA2DS2-VASc scores are used to predict the risk of ischemic stroke.
Jun 5, 2019 5:46pm
Jun 5, 2019 5:25pm
On Wednesday, June 5, The Heart.org posted this entry, "Rivaroxaban Cuts Stroke Risk in Sinus-Rhythm Heart Failure: COMMANDER-HF." (Click or Tap).
May 28, 2019 9:23am
Our Quick Question for May, 2019 was "A rheumatologist orders a thrombophilia profile that includes a genotypic factor V Leiden mutation assay. You... A. Proceed with the FVL assay: 40% (14) B. First perform the phenotypic APCR : 51% (18) C. Cancel the order: 9% (3)
May 18, 2019 11:57am
Click below to see a May 9, 2019 article that links ticagrelor (Brilinta) antiplatelet therapy with its putative anti-gram-positive bacterial property, including Methacillin-resistant Staph aureus and Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus. It appears that platelets are able to sequester the drug in sites of infection.