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Sudden Death in Young Athletes: Screening, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Sudden Death in Young Athletes: Screening, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Evaluating screening and prevention for sudden death in young athletes.

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Lifestyle Management and Hybrid Procedures

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Lifestyle Management and Hybrid Procedures

Optimal treatment strategies for lone atrial fibrillation have been unclear, but more technological advances and understanding of disease are propelling researchers forward.

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Finding Optimal Treatment Strategies

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Finding Optimal Treatment Strategies

Optimal treatment strategies for lone atrial fibrillation have been unclear, but more technological advances and understanding of disease are propelling researchers forward.

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.

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Amiodarone Premixed Injection Lot Recalled

Amiodarone Premixed Injection Lot Recalled

A recall has been issued for one lot of amiodarone due to possible particulate matter introduced into the solution.

LAA Closure vs Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

LAA Closure vs Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

A left atrial appendage closure device provided a similar level of stroke prevention to that of warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Additional Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Not Warranted After Change in Inducibility

Additional Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Not Warranted After Change in Inducibility

Change in inducibility status after pulmonary vein isolation is not associated with long-term freedom from recurrent arrhythmia.

Atrial Fibrillation Survival Better With Cardiac Surgery, Cox-Maze IV

Atrial Fibrillation Survival Better With Cardiac Surgery, Cox-Maze IV

Patients with atrial fibrillation had improved late survival when treated with ablation-assisted Cox-Maze IV and cardiac surgery.

Bleeding Events in Atrial Fibrillation: Assessing Risk Prediction Models

Bleeding Events in Atrial Fibrillation: Assessing Risk Prediction Models

Risk prediction models to assess bleeding risk in patients with atrial fibrillation may be useful for optimizing treatment.

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Amiodarone and Lidocaine May Improve Survival Outcomes

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Amiodarone and Lidocaine May Improve Survival Outcomes

Although amiodarone and lidocaine were not proven to be efficacious in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, researchers noted that the trend toward survival could suggest potential benefits.

Post-Stroke Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk for Cognitive Deficits

Post-Stroke Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk for Cognitive Deficits

Risk for poststroke cognitive impairment is increased by the presence of atrial fibrillation.

Predominant Sleep Disorders in Atrial Fibrillation Classified by Apneas and Hypopneas

Predominant Sleep Disorders in Atrial Fibrillation Classified by Apneas and Hypopneas

Classification of predominant obstructive sleep apnea in atrial fibrillation is affected by use of apneas vs hypopneas.

Lower Afib Risk With AdaptivCRT vs Conventional Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Lower Afib Risk With AdaptivCRT vs Conventional Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Patients who received synchronized left ventricular pacing with the AdaptivCRT had a lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation compared with patients who received conventional cardiac resynchronization therapy.

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.

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