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.
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.