The American Heart Association outlined several considerations for the management of pregnant women with CVD or CVD-related conditions.
Nonpersistent pre-excitation was associated with fewer high-risk accessory pathway in children with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
Regular coffee consumption is associated with a significantly lower risk for arrhythmias.
Among patients with permanent atrial fibrillation, cognitive impairment may be more common in those with suboptimal antithrombotic therapy, oral anticoagulation, or heart rate control.
African Americans may be at greater risk for ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death if infected with SARS-CoV-2, due to genetic susceptibility and environmental factors.
Same-day discharge after atrial fibrillation ablation was found to be safe and effective.
A combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to treat patients with COVID-19 was found to prolong QTc interval without clinically affecting patients.
For patients with atrial fibrillation, the risk for osteoporotic fracture appears to be lower with direct oral anticoagulant use, compared with warfarin use.
The treatment of patients with COVID-19 with chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine may result in significant QT prolongation.
Lowering systolic BP to <120 mm Hg lowers risk by 26 percent