AF Association

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


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.


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.


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.