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BMS and Pfizer announce randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the effect of atrial fibrillation screening on health outcomes in older individuals.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance announced the initiation of a new randomized, controlled study, GUARD-AF (ReducinG stroke by screening for UndiAgnosed...

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BMS -Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit collaborate to address gaps in atrial fibrillation detection to accelerate diagnosis.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit announced at the TIME 100 Health Summit in New York that they are working...

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One year follow-up results with Lixiana shows low rates of bleeding in non-valvular atrial fibrillation.- Daiichi Sankyo

Daiichi Sankyo Europe announced one-year follow-up results from an analysis of 12,574 European non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients, mostly elderly,...

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Delays in the presentation to stroke services of patients with transient ischaemic attack and minor stroke.

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines state that carotid endarterectomy should be scheduled within 2 weeks of symptoms. The recent National Stroke Strategy has reduced the time interval to 48 h.

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Concomitant Use of Single Antiplatelet Therapy With Edoxaban or Warfarin in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Analysis From the ENGAGE AF-TIMI48 Trial.

Background: We studied the concomitant use of single antiplatelet therapy (SAPT) on the efficacy and safety of the anti-Xa agent...

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Experiences with TachoSil® in microneurosurgery.

Background: We analyze our experience of using TachoSil® (Takeda Austria GmbH: Linz, Austria) in microneurosurgical procedures as a hemostat and...

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