Various Topics with links - CV events during endurance race, Dabigatran and Warfarin and Caffeine consumption

CHD/Prevention

Acute CV events during endurance races rare, but unpredictable

Acute MI and other life-threatening CV events during endurance races are rare, but because of the unpredictability of such events, more refined risk stratification is needed.

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Arrhythmia Disorders

Dabigatran, warfarin comparable for stroke prevention in real-world patients with AF

For prevention of ischemic stroke, dabigatran and warfarin were associated with similar outcomes in real-world patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, but dabigatran was associated with increased risk for gastrointestinal bleeding in elderly adults, according to new data published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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Regular caffeine consumption unlikely to lead to changes in heart rhythm

In a new study, regular consumption of caffeinated products including coffee, tea and chocolate was not associated with premature atrial and ventricular contractions. Gregory M. Marcus, MD, MAS, discusses the results in a related editorial.

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