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Investigating the Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Type 2 Diabetes

Investigating the Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Type 2 Diabetes

Compared with the general population, patients with type 2 diabetes are at a 35% to 60% greater risk for atrial fibrillation.

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Investigating the Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Type 2 Diabetes

Investigating the Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Type 2 Diabetes

Compared with the general population, patients with type 2 diabetes are at a 35% to 60% greater risk for atrial fibrillation.

Digital Adherence Devices: Preventing Strokes in Afib One Reminder at a Time

Digital Adherence Devices: Preventing Strokes in Afib One Reminder at a Time

Using digital adherence devices to improve medication adherence in patients with atrial fibrillation may reduce the rate of ischemic strokes.

Sudden Death in Young Athletes: Screening, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Sudden Death in Young Athletes: Screening, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Evaluating screening and prevention for sudden death in young athletes.

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Lifestyle Management and Hybrid Procedures

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Lifestyle Management and Hybrid Procedures

Optimal treatment strategies for lone atrial fibrillation have been unclear, but more technological advances and understanding of disease are propelling researchers forward.

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Finding Optimal Treatment Strategies

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Finding Optimal Treatment Strategies

Optimal treatment strategies for lone atrial fibrillation have been unclear, but more technological advances and understanding of disease are propelling researchers forward.

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

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

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

Understanding Obesity's Role in Atrial Fibrillation

Understanding Obesity's Role in Atrial Fibrillation

The comorbid conditions of obesity and atrial fibrillation require better prevention and treatment strategies.

Weighing Benefits and Risks of Anticoagulation in the Elderly

Weighing Benefits and Risks of Anticoagulation in the Elderly

Determining which patients who have atrial fibrillation should receive anticoagulation therapy for stroke prophylaxis can be challenging.

Oral Anticoagulants After Intracranial Hemorrhage Reduced Mortality Risk in Afib

Oral Anticoagulants After Intracranial Hemorrhage Reduced Mortality Risk in Afib

A declining trend in ischemic events was associated with oral anticoagulant therapy after intracranial hemorrhage.

Premature Ventricle Contractions in Heart Failure: A Closer Examination

Premature Ventricle Contractions in Heart Failure: A Closer Examination

A primer on premature ventricle contractions with commentary from 2 arrhythmic/heart failure experts.

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Vitamin D Plus Calcium Supplementation May Not Modify Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Vitamin D Plus Calcium Supplementation May Not Modify Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Baseline serum 25(OH)D level was not predictive of long-term incident atrial fibrillation risk.

Rivaroxaban Has Positive Risk-Benefit Profile for Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

Rivaroxaban Has Positive Risk-Benefit Profile for Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

Rivaroxaban given at doses of both 20mg and 15mg may have an improved bleeding risk profile compared with vitamin K antagonists.

ACC/AHA/HRS Release Updated Bradycardia Diagnosis and Management Guidelines

ACC/AHA/HRS Release Updated Bradycardia Diagnosis and Management Guidelines

The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society have released a guideline on the evaluation and management of patients with bradycardia and cardiac conduction delay.

DOAC Safety, Efficacy Similar to Warfarin for Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

DOAC Safety, Efficacy Similar to Warfarin for Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

The currently available DOACS are at least as effective and safe as warfarin for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

FDA: Class I Recall of Test Strips Due to Inaccurate INR Results

FDA: Class I Recall of Test Strips Due to Inaccurate INR Results

Over 1.1 million packages of test strips distributed from January 12, 2018 to October 29, 2018 are being recalled.

Fluoroquinolones Tied to Increased Risk for Arrhythmia, CV Mortality

Fluoroquinolones Tied to Increased Risk for Arrhythmia, CV Mortality

To investigate the risk of cardiovascular adverse effects associated with this antibiotic class, researchers conducted a systematic review, meta-analysis, and network meta-analysis using studies identified through a search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library.

Smartwatch Algorithm Highly Effective for Detection of Atrial Fibrillation

Smartwatch Algorithm Highly Effective for Detection of Atrial Fibrillation

The KardiaBand allows patients to collect an electrocardiogram (ECG) reading using their Apple Watch.

Thromboembolism Risk Linked to New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Noncardiac Surgery

Thromboembolism Risk Linked to New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Noncardiac Surgery

New-onset atrial fibrillation developed after noncardiac surgery is associated with a long-term risk of thromboembolism.

Tocilizumab May Normalize QT Interval in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tocilizumab May Normalize QT Interval in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tocilizumab led to a marked normalization of corrected QT intervals in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Traumatic Life Events May Increase Risk for Atrial Fibrillation in Older Women

Traumatic Life Events May Increase Risk for Atrial Fibrillation in Older Women

There may be a relationship between traumatic life event stress and atrial fibrillation in women over the age of 45 years old.

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