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2012-05-09 19:45:46

Older women who have been diagnosed with an irregular heart beat are at higher risk of stroke than men. A new study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) shows that warfarin, the most common anticoagulant therapy used to prevent stroke in patients with Atrial fibrillation (AF) may not be as effective in women, 75 years or older, as in men. "Our results suggest that elderly women with AF may need to be targeted for more effective stroke prevention...

Aspirin Vs. Warfarin: Both Effective For Heart Failure Treatment
2012-05-03 08:22:43

Less costly aspirin is as effective for heart failure patients with normal heart rhythm as other more expensive drugs, such as warfarin, according to breakthrough research published in today´s New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers, led by clinical principal investigator Shunichi Homma, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center in New York and statistical principal investigator John L.P. (Seamus) Thompson, PhD, of Columbia University´s Mailman School of Public Health, found...

2012-04-25 20:20:59

Some patients with irregular heartbeats who are taken off anti-clotting medication face a high risk of stroke or blood clotting within a month, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association's Emerging Science Series webinar. Patients with certain types of atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, take these drugs to reduce the risks of clots that could lead to a stroke. Sometimes they are instructed to stop taking the medication temporarily before surgery or...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.