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A 32-Year-Old Man Experiences Syncope After Camping

A 32-Year-Old Man Experiences Syncope After Camping

Several weeks after camping, a 32-year-old man experiences syncope while driving to an urgent care center to address his worsening symptoms of fatigue.

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Digital Adherence Devices: Preventing Strokes in Afib One Reminder at a Time

Digital Adherence Devices: Preventing Strokes in Afib One Reminder at a Time

Using digital adherence devices to improve medication adherence in patients with atrial fibrillation may reduce the rate of ischemic strokes.

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.

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Fresenius Kabi Adds Additional Strengths to Adenosine Product Line

Fresenius Kabi Adds Additional Strengths to Adenosine Product Line

Adenosine Injection, a pharmacologic stress agent, is indicated as an adjunct to thallium-201 myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in patients unable to exercise adequately.

Acute Myocarditis Complicated by LVSD Has Different Presentation, Outcomes

Acute Myocarditis Complicated by LVSD Has Different Presentation, Outcomes

Acute myocarditis complicated by left ventricular systolic dysfunction confers a higher risk for cardiac death and heart transplant compared with uncomplicated acute myocarditis.

Arrhythmia Associated With Higher Mortality in Congenital Heart Disease-Related PAH

Arrhythmia Associated With Higher Mortality in Congenital Heart Disease-Related PAH

Arrhythmia was a significant predictor of mortality in adult patients with congenital heart disease and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Stroke Risk Highest in Paroxysmal Afib With Greater Burden of Afib

Stroke Risk Highest in Paroxysmal Afib With Greater Burden of Afib

A greater burden of atrial fibrillation or flutter in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation was associated with a higher risk for stroke when not taking anticoagulants.

Heart Rate Variability in Type 2 Diabetes

Heart Rate Variability in Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers conducted a systemic review and met-analysis to examine the effect of type 2 diabetes on heart rate variability.

Hyperkalemia Treatment Lokelma Gets FDA Approval

Hyperkalemia Treatment Lokelma Gets FDA Approval

Lokelma is a non-absorbed zirconium silicate that preferentially captures potassium in exchange for hydrogen and sodium.

International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation Identifies CPR Knowledge Gaps

International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation Identifies CPR Knowledge Gaps

The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation noted knowledge gaps in the categories of automated external defibrillators, cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality, advanced life support, and pediatric life support.

Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Often Attributed to Sudden, Arrhythmic Death

Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Often Attributed to Sudden, Arrhythmic Death

In patients with coronary heart disease and a history of myocardial infarction, many sudden, arrhythmic deaths had a clinical history of angina.

Andexxa Approved for Reversing Anticoagulant Activity of Rivaroxaban, Apixaban

Andexxa Approved for Reversing Anticoagulant Activity of Rivaroxaban, Apixaban

Andexxa, a recombinant modified human Factor Xa (FXa) protein, was approved under the FDA's Accelerated Approval pathway.

Afib Risk Not Affected by Borderline ABI in Peripheral Artery Disease

Afib Risk Not Affected by Borderline ABI in Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease with a borderline ankle-branchial index appears not to increase the risk for atrial fibrillation.

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