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Study: Blood thinners frequently prescribed to A-Fib patients who may not need them

AANP SmartBrief | Apr 15, 2015

A study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that about 25% of patients with atrial fibrillation at low risk of stroke receive prescriptions for blood-thinning drugs. Such treatment is not recommended for low-risk patients because blood thinners also carry a risk of excessive bleeding. Researchers, who looked at almost 11,000 atrial fibrillation patients below the age of 60, also found that men, older patients and overweight patients lacking risk factors for stroke were more likely to be prescribed blood thinners. HealthDay News (04/14)


Medicare reimbursement change signed into law

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AANP SmartBrief | Apr 15, 2015

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AANP SmartBrief | Apr 16, 2015

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AANP SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2015

Report lists ways to protect brain function throughout aging

AANP SmartBrief | Apr 16, 2015

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AANP SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2015

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AANP SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2015

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AANP SmartBrief | Apr 15, 2015


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