Atrial Fibrillation

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.

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.

Elevated High-Sensitivity Troponin T in Afib May Not Increase Coronary Event Risk

Elevated High-Sensitivity Troponin T in Afib May Not Increase Coronary Event Risk

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Patients with atrial fibrillation but without known coronary artery disease may not be at an increased risk for coronary events, despite elevated high-sensitivity troponin T levels.

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.

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.

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.

Effect of Obesity Paradox on Venous Thromboembolism Risk in Atrial Fib

Effect of Obesity Paradox on Venous Thromboembolism Risk in Atrial Fib

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A meta-analysis was conducted to examine concerns surrounding direct oral anticoagulant therapy in patients with extreme high or low body weight.

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.

Higher Risks Seen in Triple Therapy Compared With DAPT

Higher Risks Seen in Triple Therapy Compared With DAPT

Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents, atrial fibrillation is associated with increased risks with higher risks seen for triple therapy compared to dual antiplatelet therapy.

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Lower With Regular Chocolate Consumption

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Lower With Regular Chocolate Consumption

Regular chocolate consumption may lead to a lower risk of atrial fibrillation.

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.

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.

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.

Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Predicted by Plasma Catecholamines

Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation Predicted by Plasma Catecholamines

The composite preoperative adrenergic plasma marker was associated with a 4-fold increase of developing postoperative atrial fibrillation.

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Reduced With Diabetes Medications

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Reduced With Diabetes Medications

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Thiazolidinediones reduced the risk of atrial fibrillation by 30% in an analysis of pooled data from 7 studies.

Afib Risk Increased Threefold in Larger Women

Afib Risk Increased Threefold in Larger Women

Researchers found "substantial" implications surrounding the correlation between body size and likelihood of atrial fibrillation.

GI Bleeding Risk in Non-Valvular AF Lower With Apixaban

GI Bleeding Risk in Non-Valvular AF Lower With Apixaban

Gastrointestinal bleeding risk was assessed in patients given apixaban vs those given dabigatran or rivaroxaban.

Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibition Effect on Post-MI Mortality and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibition Effect on Post-MI Mortality and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

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Renin-angiotensin system inhibition was linked with a reduced 3-year risk of all-cause mortality in patients with congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

Obesity Paradox Reported for CVD Death Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation

Obesity Paradox Reported for CVD Death Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation

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A systematic review of BMI and major adverse events in AF concluded that further evidence is necessary to clarify the relationship between obesity and AF.

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