When you have 15 minutes, I’d recommend heading over to the Private Practice Blog of Dr Seth Bilazarian at theHeart.org. Dr B has beautifully summarized both the clinical and real world factors that go into the difficult decision of which blood thinner to choose for prevention of stroke in patients with AF. Seth has a great talent for verbally presenting complex data.
I like his acronym: KISS-CRABI:
C- Prescription coverage?
R- Renal (kidney) function?
A- Early adopter?
B- Bleeding risk?
I- Instability on warfarin?
There are also two bonus features. One is a downloadable Powerpoint presentation.
The other is that after he finishes speaking, the video keeps filming. Here, we are treated to images of a busy cardiologist/blogger at work. You can almost see the neurons firing: “What’s my next blog going to be?”
Great job, Seth.