Arrhythmia

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.

Poll: Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Poll: Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery recently released guidelines on the use of surgical ablation in atrial fibrillation.

Electrical Cardioversion Can Be Performed by Advanced Practice Provider

Electrical Cardioversion Can Be Performed by Advanced Practice Provider

Advanced practice providers can safely perform electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation.

Manual Ablation vs Robotic Navigation for Afib Pulmonary Vein Isolation

Manual Ablation vs Robotic Navigation for Afib Pulmonary Vein Isolation

Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation via manual ablation was associated with shorter procedure times compared with robotic navigation.

Fewer Cardiac Arrests Following Affordable Care Act Implementation

Fewer Cardiac Arrests Following Affordable Care Act Implementation

After the Affordable Care Act was implemented, cardiac arrest rates decreased in one Oregon county.

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes: Cardiology vs Primary Care

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes: Cardiology vs Primary Care

Cardiology care for newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation was associated with reductions in stroke and death, but there were also significant increases in hospitalizations.

Atrial Fibrillation: Updates in Screening, Surgical Ablation, and Anticoagulation Use

Atrial Fibrillation: Updates in Screening, Surgical Ablation, and Anticoagulation Use

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Anticoagulation under- and overdoing can be problematic in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Stroke Risk in Afib Reduced With Vitamin K Antagonist Therapy

Stroke Risk in Afib Reduced With Vitamin K Antagonist Therapy

Vitamin K antagonist monotherapy is linked to reduced risk of MI and stroke in patients with Afib.

Heart Failure Risk in Women With Afib

Heart Failure Risk in Women With Afib

Researchers found four modifiable factors that account for heart failure risk in women with atrial fibrillation.

Drone Use Plausible for Cardiac Arrest Emergencies

Drone Use Plausible for Cardiac Arrest Emergencies

New research suggests that drones can be used to quickly deliver defibrillators in sudden cardiac arrest emergencies.

Recommendations to Prepare for Cardiac Arrest In-Flight

Recommendations to Prepare for Cardiac Arrest In-Flight

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Researchers presented new recommendations for handling in-flight cardiac arrest emergencies at the Euroanaesthesia 2017 meeting.

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Guidelines on Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

American Association for Thoracic Surgery Guidelines on Surgical Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

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The American Association for Thoracic Surgery has developed evidence-based guidelines on the use of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.

Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Reduced With Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Reduced With Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Postoperative atrial fibrillation occurred in 12% and 36% of the low-level vagus nerve stimulation and control groups, respectively.

Lone Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Characteristics in Children

Lone Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Characteristics in Children

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Children aged 15-19 years appear to have the greatest risk of developing lone atrial fibrillation.

Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia Treated With Novel Nasal Spray

Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia Treated With Novel Nasal Spray

Experimental nasal spray etripamil may benefit patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.

Therapeutic Hypothermia May Improve Brain Function After Cardiac Arrest

Therapeutic Hypothermia May Improve Brain Function After Cardiac Arrest

Therapeutic hypothermia minimizes risk of brain injury in patients with cardiac arrest.

Long-Detection Programming in Single-Chamber Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Reduces Shocks and Pacing

Long-Detection Programming in Single-Chamber Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Reduces Shocks and Pacing

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Long-detection programming improved survival, decreased the likelihood of hospitalization, and reduced therapy in patients with single-chamber ICDs.

Cardiac Arrest-Related Disability Reduced With Bystander CPR

Cardiac Arrest-Related Disability Reduced With Bystander CPR

Administration of CPR by a bystander after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest reduced disability in patients.

Left Atrial Appendage Isolation for Stable Sinus Rhythm

Left Atrial Appendage Isolation for Stable Sinus Rhythm

Although stable sinus rhythm was achieved in some patients after LAA isolation, embolic stroke and LAA thrombus formation was still problematic.

Dementia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Increases With Delayed Anticoagulation

Dementia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Increases With Delayed Anticoagulation

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The delayed start of anticoagulation treatment for atrial fibrillation has been linked to an increase risk for dementia.

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran

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Direct oral anticoagulation reduced the risk of congestive heart failure admissions and all-cause mortality in both genders.

Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators Safe, Effective for Pediatric Patients

Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillators Safe, Effective for Pediatric Patients

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All arrhythmic episodes were successfully converted, and no deaths were reported.

Implantable Cardiac Devices, Abandoned Leads Pose Little Risk in MRI

Implantable Cardiac Devices, Abandoned Leads Pose Little Risk in MRI

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Magnetic resonance imaging appears to be safe in patients with implantable cardiac devices and abandoned leads.

Sudden Cardiac Death/Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Sudden Cardiac Death/Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

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The annual risk of sudden cardiac death/ventricular arrhythmias was higher in patients with atrial fibrillation vs patients without atrial fibrillation.

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