Sunday, 29 October 2017 21:07

Anticoagulation news items. Week commencing 23rd October 2017

Pregnancy, thrombophilia, and the risk of a first venous thrombosis: systematic review and bayesian meta-analysis

British Medical Journal

This review of 36 cohort or case-control studies (41,297 reported pregnancies) found all inherited thrombophilias increased the risk for pregnancy associated VTE, with the highest risks seen for antithrombin, protein C and protein S deficiency, and homozygous factor V Leiden.


Less dementia with oral anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation

European Heart Journal

Swedish retrospective registry study (n=444,106) found anticoagulant treatment at baseline was associated with 29% lower risk of dementia than in patients not on anticoagulant [HR 0.71, 95% CI, 0.68–0.74]. Direct comparison between DOACs and warfarin showed no difference.


Streamlining primary and secondary care management pathways for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

European Heart Journal

This article outlines the collaborative working between primary and secondary care in one CCG in the development of a simple and practical decision-making pathway for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation.



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