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Atrial Fibrillation: Updates in Screening, Surgical Ablation, and Anticoagulation Use

Atrial Fibrillation: Updates in Screening, Surgical Ablation, and Anticoagulation Use

Anticoagulation under- and overdoing can be problematic in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Understanding Obesity's Role in Atrial Fibrillation

Understanding Obesity's Role in Atrial Fibrillation

The comorbid conditions of obesity and atrial fibrillation require better prevention and treatment strategies.

Weighing Benefits and Risks of Anticoagulation in the Elderly

Weighing Benefits and Risks of Anticoagulation in the Elderly

Determining which patients who have atrial fibrillation should receive anticoagulation therapy for stroke prophylaxis can be challenging.

Oral Anticoagulants After Intracranial Hemorrhage Reduced Mortality Risk in Afib

Oral Anticoagulants After Intracranial Hemorrhage Reduced Mortality Risk in Afib

A declining trend in ischemic events was associated with oral anticoagulant therapy after intracranial hemorrhage.

Premature Ventricle Contractions in Heart Failure: A Closer Examination

Premature Ventricle Contractions in Heart Failure: A Closer Examination

A primer on premature ventricle contractions with commentary from 2 arrhythmic/heart failure experts.

ARVD/Cardiomyopathy: Interview with Expert Hugh Calkins, MD

ARVD/Cardiomyopathy: Interview with Expert Hugh Calkins, MD

While ARVD/C management has greatly improved, more precautions—particularly in genetic testing and exercise—need to be taken.

ACC/AHA Issue Revised Performance and Quality Measures for Atrial Fibrillation

ACC/AHA Issue Revised Performance and Quality Measures for Atrial Fibrillation

New ACC/AHA performance and quality measures for atrial fibrillation/flutter include metrics for outpatient care.

Cryoablation vs Radiofrequency Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation

Cryoablation vs Radiofrequency Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation

Experts weigh in on cryoablation vs radiofrequency ablation techniques for atrial fibrillation in light of FIRE and ICE trial results.

A Case of Heart Failure Secondary to Mitral Regurgitation

A Case of Heart Failure Secondary to Mitral Regurgitation

Although surgery remains the gold standard in mitral valve repair, percutaneous repair is a new option in the treatment armamentarium, particularly in high-risk settings.

Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Exciting New Proposition or a Practically Non-Feasible Alternative?

Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Exciting New Proposition or a Practically Non-Feasible Alternative?

Occlusion of the left atrial appendage provides protection against thromboembolic stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

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Atrial Fibrillation in Geriatric Patients Identified Using Daily Rhythm Recordings

Atrial Fibrillation in Geriatric Patients Identified Using Daily Rhythm Recordings

Daily short-term rhythm recordings may help diagnose atrial fibrillation in geriatric patients.

Prognostic Signficance of Gender in Atrial Fibrillation and Diabetes

Prognostic Signficance of Gender in Atrial Fibrillation and Diabetes

Women with atrial fibrillation and diabetes have higher rates for mortality and cardiovascular disease compared to men.

New Atrial Fibrillation After Stroke Tied to Preexisting Cardiovascular Comorbidities

New Atrial Fibrillation After Stroke Tied to Preexisting Cardiovascular Comorbidities

Patients diagnosed with new atrial fibrillation after ischemic stroke were more likely to have preexisting cardiovascular comorbidities such as hypertension, heart failure, and coronary artery disease.

Long-Term Aspirin Unnecessary Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Long-Term Aspirin Unnecessary Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Patients with atrial fibrillation who are at a low risk for stroke do not receive a major benefit from long-term aspirin therapy.

Heart Failure, Arrhythmia Risk Increased With Zoledronic Acid

Heart Failure, Arrhythmia Risk Increased With Zoledronic Acid

Patients treated with zoledronic acid had a higher risk for atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias as well as heart failure vs untreated patients.

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Increased With Type 1 Diabetes, Poor Renal Function

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Increased With Type 1 Diabetes, Poor Renal Function

Patients with type 1 diabetes have an increased risk for atrial fibrillation.

FDA Clears Acoustic Device for Heart Murmur Detection

FDA Clears Acoustic Device for Heart Murmur Detection

The FDA has granted clearance for a new non-invasive acoustic and electrocardiogram device for the detection of physiological and pathological heart murmurs.

Self-Instructional Kiosk May Increase Training of Hands-Only CPR

Self-Instructional Kiosk May Increase Training of Hands-Only CPR

A self-instructional kiosk at a US airport revealed considerable public interest in learning Hands-Only CPR.

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Cardiology Care vs Primary Care

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Cardiology Care vs Primary Care

Cardiology care in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation was associated with reductions in stroke and death.

Poll: Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Poll: Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery recently released guidelines on the use of surgical ablation in atrial fibrillation.

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