Arrhythmia

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.

Concurrent Use of Anticoagulants and Other Drugs Raise Bleeding Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Concurrent Use of Anticoagulants and Other Drugs Raise Bleeding Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Nonvalvular afib patients who take non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants along with certain other medications are at increased risk for major bleeding.

Lower Afib Risk With AdaptivCRT vs Conventional Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Lower Afib Risk With AdaptivCRT vs Conventional Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

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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

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

Cardiac Arrests Occurring During Triathlons Not Rare

Cardiac Arrests Occurring During Triathlons Not Rare

Incidence of death or cardiac arrest 1.74 per 100,000 participants; higher incidence in men, with age

Prognostic Significance of Gender in Atrial Fibrillation and Diabetes

Prognostic Significance of Gender in Atrial Fibrillation and Diabetes

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

Non-PV Triggers Responsible for AF Maintenance After Multiple Failed PV Isolation

Non-PV Triggers Responsible for AF Maintenance After Multiple Failed PV Isolation

Ablating non-PV triggers is associated with improved outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation with 2 or more failed PVI procedures.

Rivaroxaban, Warfarin Comparable in Efficacy for Afib-Related Acute Ischemic Stroke

Rivaroxaban, Warfarin Comparable in Efficacy for Afib-Related Acute Ischemic Stroke

Rivaroxaban and warfarin are similarly safe and effective in preventing recurrent stroke in patients with afib related ischemic stroke.

Brugada Syndrome in Child After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Brugada Syndrome in Child After Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A 9-year-old child had a sudden cardiac arrest after eating a large bite of food.

New Atrial Fibrillation After Stroke Tied to Preexisting Cardiovascular Comorbidities

New Atrial Fibrillation After Stroke Tied to Preexisting Cardiovascular Comorbidities

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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

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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

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

Cardiac Arrests in Black Neighborhoods Do Not Receive CPR

Cardiac Arrests in Black Neighborhoods Do Not Receive CPR

Depending on the racial make-up of the neighborhood, CPR might not be received for cardiac arrest.

Senior Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Not Receiving Anticoagulants

Senior Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Not Receiving Anticoagulants

Fewer than 45% of patients with atrial fibrillation aged 75 years or older receive anticoagulants upon hospital admission.

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

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

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

Bleeding Risk Reduced in Atrial Fibrillation After PCI With Dual Therapy

Bleeding Risk Reduced in Atrial Fibrillation After PCI With Dual Therapy

For patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention, the risk of bleeding is lower with dual therapy vs triple therapy.

Greater Risk for Heart Failure, Arrhythmia With Androgen-Deprivation Therapy

Greater Risk for Heart Failure, Arrhythmia With Androgen-Deprivation Therapy

Use of androgen-deprivation therapy may increase the risk of certain cardiovascular conditions in men with prostate cancer.

Incidence of Undiagnosed AF Identified by Insertable Cardiac Monitors High

Incidence of Undiagnosed AF Identified by Insertable Cardiac Monitors High

Incidence for undiagnosed atrial fibrillation high from insertable cardiac monitors.

FDA Clears Acoustic Device for Heart Murmur Detection

FDA Clears Acoustic Device for Heart Murmur Detection

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

Case Study: Young Man With Malignancy Presents With Shortness of Breath

Case Study: Young Man With Malignancy Presents With Shortness of Breath

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A young man presents to his primary care provider with exertional dyspnea after his first cycle of chemotherapy for brain metastasis.

What Factors Contribute to Post Atrial Flutter Ablation Hospital Readmission?

What Factors Contribute to Post Atrial Flutter Ablation Hospital Readmission?

Recognition of factors associated with early readmission for patients after atrial flutter ablation is necessary for reducing costs and improving quality of life.

Reduced GFR Associated With Increased Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Reduced GFR Associated With Increased Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Increased risk of incident atrial fibrillation linked to reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate and elevated urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio.

Most Common Forms of Arrhythmia in Congenital Heart Disease

Most Common Forms of Arrhythmia in Congenital Heart Disease

The most common presenting arrhythmia is intra-atrial re-entrant tachycardia for patients with congenital heart disease.

Mental Stress May Lead to Abnormal Left Atrial Electrophysiology

Mental Stress May Lead to Abnormal Left Atrial Electrophysiology

Acute mental stress is associated with abnormal left atrial electophysiology.

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

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

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

Atrial Fibrillation Risk May Increase With Longer Work Hours

Atrial Fibrillation Risk May Increase With Longer Work Hours

Working long hours increases risk for atrial fibrillation.

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Cardiology Care vs Primary Care

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Cardiology Care vs Primary Care

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

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