Arrhythmia

Fresenius Kabi Adds Additional Strengths to Adenosine Product Line

Fresenius Kabi Adds Additional Strengths to Adenosine Product Line

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

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Linked to Sleep Disruption

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Linked to Sleep Disruption

Higher risk for atrial fibrillation seen across multiple cohorts, regardless of obstructive sleep apnea and other possible factors.

Educational Strategies Could Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

Educational Strategies Could Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

Suggestions provided for improving educational efficiency and local implementation of resuscitation.

Work Stress May Increase Risk of Developing Atrial Fibrillation

Work Stress May Increase Risk of Developing Atrial Fibrillation

Job strain linked with increased risk for incident atrial fibrillation.

Acute Myocarditis Complicated by LVSD Has Different Presentation, Outcomes

Acute Myocarditis Complicated by LVSD Has Different Presentation, Outcomes

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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

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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

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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.

Morbidity in Pregnancy Common for Women With Heart Disease

Morbidity in Pregnancy Common for Women With Heart Disease

Ten predictors of maternal cardiac complications were identified and incorporated into a new risk index.

Depression-Heart Rate Variability Link Is Bidirectional

Depression-Heart Rate Variability Link Is Bidirectional

A study that was performed in twin pairs found associations between heart rate variability and Beck Depression Inventory scores.

Hyperkalemia Treatment Lokelma Gets FDA Approval

Hyperkalemia Treatment Lokelma Gets FDA Approval

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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

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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

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

Vasopressin plus catecholamines lowers risk of atrial fibrillation in distributive shock

In this meta-analysis, addition of vasopressin to catecholamine vasopressors was associated with a lower risk for atrial fibrillation compared with catecholamine monotherapy. However, while there was decreased mortality with vasopressin plus catecholamines, this difference was not seen when restricting analysis to studies with a low risk for bias.

At Low Temps, Air Pollution May Increase Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

At Low Temps, Air Pollution May Increase Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Particulate matter less than 2.5 µm in diameter was linked to higher sudden cardiac death risk in women.

Marijuana Use Not Linked to Risk of Arrhythmias After Acute MI

Marijuana Use Not Linked to Risk of Arrhythmias After Acute MI

Marijuana use is not associated with increased risk of ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation or cardiac arrest for patients with acute myocardial infarction.

High Incidence of Sudden and/or Arrhythmic Death in CHD

High Incidence of Sudden and/or Arrhythmic Death in CHD

In patients with coronary heart disease without severe systolic dysfunction, sudden and/or arrhythmic deaths account for a considerable proportion of deaths.

Andexxa Approved for Reversing Anticoagulant Activity of Rivaroxaban, Apixaban

Andexxa Approved for Reversing Anticoagulant Activity of Rivaroxaban, Apixaban

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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

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

Anxiety May Increase Stroke, Intracranial Hemorrhage in Atrial Fibrillation

Anxiety May Increase Stroke, Intracranial Hemorrhage in Atrial Fibrillation

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Anxiety may increase the risk for ischemic stroke and intracranial hemorrhage in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Electric Cars Safe With Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices

Electric Cars Safe With Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices

No evidence of electromagnetic interference with cardiac implantable electronic devices in patients testing electric cars.

Caffeine Does Not Appear to Be Linked to Risk for Arrhythmia

Caffeine Does Not Appear to Be Linked to Risk for Arrhythmia

Regular intake of coffee and tea seems safe and may be beneficial, although energy drinks may increase risk for arrhythmia.

Nut Consumption Associated With Reduced Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Nut Consumption Associated With Reduced Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

Possible correlation also seen for nut consumption with reduced risk for heart failure, myocardial infarction, and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Praxbind Gains Full FDA Approval as Pradaxa Reversal Agent

Praxbind Gains Full FDA Approval as Pradaxa Reversal Agent

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Complete reversal was seen within 4 hours in the majority of patients, as measured by ecarin clotting time (ECT 82%) or diluted thrombin time (dTT 99%). In addition, there was a low late of thrombotic events and no new safety events were reported.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Outcomes With Atrial Arrhythmia

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Outcomes With Atrial Arrhythmia

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Increased right atrial and pulmonary wedge pressures and increased thyroid disease prevalence were associated with atrial arrhythmia development in idiopathic or systemic sclerosis-related pulmonary arterial hypertension.

High-Intensity Exercise Harmful in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy

High-Intensity Exercise Harmful in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy

High-intensity exercise was an independent marker for ventricular arrhythmia, regardless of exercise duration.

Lower Thromboembolic Risk With New Afib After CABG vs NVAF

Lower Thromboembolic Risk With New Afib After CABG vs NVAF

For patients post coronary artery bypass graft surgery, new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation is associated with lower long-term thromboembolic risk than that seen among patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

NSAID Use Linked to Afib Risk in Middle-Aged Asian Population

NSAID Use Linked to Afib Risk in Middle-Aged Asian Population

Risk up with use of non-selective NSAIDs and combined use of selective, non-selective NSAIDs.

Depression, Antidepressant Use May Up Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Depression, Antidepressant Use May Up Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Depression and use of an antidepressant are associated with atrial fibrillation.

A 32-Year-Old Man Experiences Syncope After Camping

A 32-Year-Old Man Experiences Syncope After Camping

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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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