Arrhythmia

Guidelines for Point-of-Care Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation

Guidelines for Point-of-Care Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation

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Transesophageal echocardiography offers many clinical benefits in patients with cardiac arrest compared with transthoracic echocardiography.

Short-Run Atrial Tachyarrhythmia Associated With Increased Stroke Risk

Short-Run Atrial Tachyarrhythmia Associated With Increased Stroke Risk

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Patients who had short-run atrial tachyarrhythmia experienced significantly higher rates of stroke compared with patients who did not have short-run atrial tachyarrhythmia.

Effect of Cardiologist Care on New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes

Effect of Cardiologist Care on New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes

In patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation, cardiologist care is associated with lower rates of death.

Renal Function Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation With Oral Anticoagulation Therapy

Renal Function Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation With Oral Anticoagulation Therapy

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Patients with atrial fibrillation who are treated with oral anticoagulants often experience renal function decline.

Warfarin Chemical Stability Not Affected by Repackaging Into Dose Administration Aids

Warfarin Chemical Stability Not Affected by Repackaging Into Dose Administration Aids

The chemical stability of warfarin sodium tablets is not affected by repackaging into dose administration aids.

Leukocyte Telomere Length as Potential Biomarker for Atrial Fibrillation

Leukocyte Telomere Length as Potential Biomarker for Atrial Fibrillation

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No significant association was found between atrial fibrillation risk and leukocyte telomere length.

Atrial Fibrillation Detected on Apple Watch Heart Rhythm Device

Atrial Fibrillation Detected on Apple Watch Heart Rhythm Device

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FDA has cleared the KardiaBand device to recordtheir EKG to detect normal heart rhythms and atrial fibrillation.

Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation and Valvular Heart Disease: New Joint Consensus Statement

Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation and Valvular Heart Disease: New Joint Consensus Statement

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A new consensus statement provides updated guidelines for antithrombotic therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation associated with valvular heart disease.

Heart Rate Variability May Help Differentiate Psychiatric Disorders

Heart Rate Variability May Help Differentiate Psychiatric Disorders

Heart rate variability can differentiate major depressive disorder from depression in bipolar disorder.

ACC Expert Consensus: Management of Bleeding Associated With Oral Anticoagulants

ACC Expert Consensus: Management of Bleeding Associated With Oral Anticoagulants

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The American College of Cardiology released an expert consensus decision pathway intended to guide clinicians in managing bleeding in patients treated with anticoagulation.

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Lowers Risk for Recurrent Stroke

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Lowers Risk for Recurrent Stroke

Ablation is associated with reduced risk of recurrent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Worsening Heart Palpitations With Hypertension and Obesity: A Case Study

Worsening Heart Palpitations With Hypertension and Obesity: A Case Study

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A 46-year-old obese man with a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia presents to the emergency department with worsening palpitations.

Incident Atrial Fibrillation: Direct Oral Anticoagulants vs Warfarin

Incident Atrial Fibrillation: Direct Oral Anticoagulants vs Warfarin

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Compared with warfarin, direct oral anticoagulants lowered the risk for stroke and death risk in patients with incident atrial fibrillation.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Increased in Young Patients With Diabetes

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Increased in Young Patients With Diabetes

Children and young adults with diabetes mellitus have a fivefold increased risk of all-cause mortality and a sevenfold increased risk of sudden cardiac death compared with age-matched individuals without diabetes mellitus.

Atrial Fibrillation Subtypes: Comparing Mortality Risks

Atrial Fibrillation Subtypes: Comparing Mortality Risks

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Persistent atrial fibrillation is associated with a higher risk for mortality compared with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation Detection: Holter vs Insertable Cardiac Monitor

Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation Detection: Holter vs Insertable Cardiac Monitor

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Continuous monitoring with an insertable cardiac monitor was found to be superior at detecting subclinical atrial fibrillation compared with a Holter monitor.

FDA Approves Rivaroxaban 10 mg for Recurrent VTE

FDA Approves Rivaroxaban 10 mg for Recurrent VTE

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The 10 mg dose of rivaroxaban substantially lowered the risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism.

Amiodarone Premixed Injection Lot Recalled

Amiodarone Premixed Injection Lot Recalled

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

ACC/AHA/HRS Release Updated Guidelines for Ventricular Arrhythmia Management

ACC/AHA/HRS Release Updated Guidelines for Ventricular Arrhythmia Management

The ACC, AHA and HRS have released updated guidelines for the management of adults who have ventricular arrhythmias.

LAA Closure vs Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

LAA Closure vs Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

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

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

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

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

Additional Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Not Warranted After Change in Inducibility

Additional Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Not Warranted After Change in Inducibility

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

Bleeding Events in Atrial Fibrillation: Assessing Risk Prediction Models

Bleeding Events in Atrial Fibrillation: Assessing Risk Prediction Models

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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.

Predominant Sleep Disorders in Atrial Fibrillation Classified by Apneas and Hypopneas

Predominant Sleep Disorders in Atrial Fibrillation Classified by Apneas and Hypopneas

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

Post-Stroke Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk for Cognitive Deficits

Post-Stroke Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk for Cognitive Deficits

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

Exercise-Related Sudden Cardiac Death Predicted by Fragmented QRS Complex

Exercise-Related Sudden Cardiac Death Predicted by Fragmented QRS Complex

Fragmented QRS complex may predict risk of exercise-related sudden cardiac death.

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