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  • Real-World Reassurance on Bleeding Risk With DOACs in VTE A new observational study found that the new direct oral anticoagulants are not associated with increased risk for major bleeding or all-cause mortality compared with warfarin in the first 3 months of treatment.
  • WCN Risk Factors for Seizures, Epilepsy After Stroke Hemorrhagic transformation and the degree of neurologic compromise were independent risk factors for seizures or epilepsy after thrombolysis for ischemic stroke, a study shows.
  • NOAC-Drug Interactions Linked to Increased Bleeding Concurrent use of amiodarone, fluconazole, rifampin, and phenytoin was associated with increased risk for major bleeding compared with the use of NOACs alone in a new study.
  • ESC Data Bolster Dual Antithrombotic Therapy in AF PCI Patients A new study supports forgoing traditional triple antithrombotic therapy with aspirin for dual therapy with dabigatran and a P2Y12 inhibitor in patients with atrial fibrillation who've undergone PCI.