Atrial Fibrillation

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Intraocular Bleeding Risk Reduced With NOACS Compared With Warfarin

Intraocular Bleeding Risk Reduced With NOACS Compared With Warfarin

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Novel oral anticoagulants lead to a one-fifth reduction in the risk of intraocular bleeding, compared with warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism.

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.

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