Journal Wrap

Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC

The hottest research from various peer-reviewed journals – handpicked weekly by the Editorial Board led by Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC.

BOAT-AF: Patients More Likely to Consider OAC in AFib

Patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AFib) who were not receiving oral anticoagulation (OAC) were more likely to consider the therapy than their physicians, according to findings from the BOAT-AF study published in JAMA Network Open.

Hospital Variation in CRT-D Use Affects Outcomes

Wide variation in the utilization of CRT-D across hospitals was associated with clinically significant differences in patient outcomes, according to a study published in Heart Rhythm.

Clinical Topics: Anticoagulation Management, Arrhythmias and Clinical EP, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Anticoagulation Management and Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Fibrillation/Supraventricular Arrhythmias, Acute Heart Failure

Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Magazine, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiologists, Hemorrhage, Stroke, Cardiology, Registries, Risk Assessment, Anticoagulants, Medicare, Heart Failure, Heart

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