Netherlands Heart Journal

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List of Papers (Total 931)

Periprocedural anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation: Update on electrical cardioversion and ablation

In this manuscript, we discuss the most important changes in the field of anticoagulant treatment in patients with atrial fibrillation in the setting of electrical cardioversion or catheter ablation. Moreover, we provide practical guidance as well as information on daily practice.

A practical guide on how to handle patients with bleeding events while on oral antithrombotic treatment

Bleeding is a feared complication in patients who are treated with antithrombotic therapy (oral anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy). Management of antithrombotic therapy after bleeding poses a dilemma where restarting the crucial medication could lead to recurrent bleeding, while interrupting or even discontinuing treatment could increase the thrombotic risk. In this review...

Optimal long-term antithrombotic management of atrial fibrillation: life cycle management

Optimal antithrombotic management of atrial fibrillation equals balancing between prevention of arterial thromboembolism, predominantly ischaemic stroke, and haemorrhagic complications. Over time different antithrombotic agents and strategies have been developed. At present, non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are the first-line therapy for stroke prevention in...

Optimal treatment of patients with NSTE-ACS in the Dutch health care system

In the current daily practice of acute coronary syndromes, patients experiencing non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) represent the majority of this population. In these patients it is of utmost importance to estimate both ischaemic and bleeding risk, with subsequent, and preferably tailored pharmacological and, if indicated, invasive treatment. In this paper we...

Optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy for coronary artery disease

The optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for stable coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndrome is a complex decision. We review current literature on standard duration DAPT versus short duration DAPT (6 months or shorter) or extended duration DAPT (>12 months) after percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stent placement, and prolonged...

Optimal pharmacological therapy in ST-elevation myocardial infarction—a review

Antithrombotic therapy is an essential component in the optimisation of clinical outcomes in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. There are currently several intravenous anticoagulant drugs available for primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Dual antiplatelet therapy comprising aspirin and P2Y12...

Five-year clinical follow-up of the STENTYS self-apposing stent in complex coronary anatomy: a single-centre experience with report of specific angiographic indications

Objectives We sought to investigate angiographic indications for the use of the STENTYS technique and evaluated the long-term safety and clinical efficacy of the stent.BackgroundCoronary lesions involving complex anatomy, including aneurysmatic, ectatic, or tapered vessel segments often carry a substantial risk of stent malapposition. The self-apposing stent technique may reduce...