Clever app has a big heart

Sydney Herald, October 2013
An iPhone app may play a role in stroke prevention.
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Screening to identify unknown atrial fibrillation, July 2013
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a significantly increased stroke risk which is highly preventable with appropriate oral anticoagulant therapy (OAC).
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Screening Education And Recognition in Community pharmacies of Atrial Fibrillation to prevent stroke in an ambulant population aged ‡65 years (SEARCH-AF stroke prevention study): a cross-sectional study protocol, August 2013
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a high risk of stroke and may often be asymptomatic. AF is commonly undiagnosed until patients present with sequelae, such as heart failure and stroke.
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Atrial Fibrillation Research Review

Issue 9, 2013

This edition features:

- NSAID use and AF
- Stroke risk and suboptimal thromboprophylaxis in Chinese AF patients
- MDCT or TOE for stroke prevention evaluation in anticoagulated AF
- LAmin predicts new AF in asymptomatic aortic stenosis
- AF incidence in impaired glucose tolerance
- LAA volume for predicting embolic stroke in AF
- Pharmacotherapies for preventing AF following CABG
- LA volume and PVI outcomes in persistent/paroxysmal AF
- Thromboembolic events after cardioversion of acute AF
- LA pressure as recurrent AF predictor after PVI

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Emergency Medicine Review

Issue 4, 2013

This edition features:

- Clinical decision rules to rule out SAH
- Avoiding contaminated cultures: IV cannula or venepuncture?
- Stress MIBI: role in diagnosis of ACS
- Epistaxis treatment with topical tranexamic acid
- Topical lignocaine and oral intake in children with infectious mouth ulcers
- Nebulised hypertonic saline in acute bronchiolitis
- Improved comfort with warmed IV fluids

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