Incidence and predictors of pericardial effusion as an early complication of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: The Japanese Catheter Ablation Registry of Atrial Fibrillation (J-CARAF)

Conclusions Critical PE occurred in 1% of AF ablation procedures in Japan. Our results suggest that 3-D imaging system use independently reduces the frequency of PE. DOACs in the setting of catheter ablation of AF seemed to be non-inferior to warfarin in terms of safety and effectiveness.
Source: Journal of Arrhythmia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Pulmonary malignant pathologies are more likely to develop POAF due to the need for lung resection and possibly mediastinal lymphadenectomy that stimulates the heart and pericardium and the vagus nerve. PMID: 31410090 [PubMed]
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research
Authors: Guenancia C, Garnier F, Fichot M, Buffet P, Laurent G, Lorgis L Abstract In 2030, the European Union will include 14 to 17 million atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, with 120,000 to 215,000 new cases each year. The increase in the prevalence of this arrhythmia has led to the development of new therapeutic intervention strategies to manage the different aspects of this disease. Thus, endocavitary or epicardial ablation of AF, by radiofrequency or cryoablation, provides superior results to antiarrhythmic therapy in controlling symptoms and preventing heart failure in paroxysmal or persist...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
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Source: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: C allele and CC genotype of rs4968309 inMYL4were associated with AF onset and recurrence. Moreover, the A allele of rs1515751 had a significant association with AF onset. The polymorphisms ofMYL4can predict AF onset and prognosis after ablation in AF patients without structural heart disease. PMID: 31406021 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circ J Source Type: research
AbstractAimsEarly recurrences (ER) of atrial arrhythmias are common after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF). The significance of these ER is controversial.Based on data of continuous cardiac monitoring, we sought to investigate the characteristics of ER and their impact on late recurrences (LR) during follow ‐up.Methods126 patients with paroxysmal (49%) or persistent (51%) AF underwent an AF ablation with subsequent implantation of implantable loop recorder. Follow up was 12 months using remote monitoring. All atrial arrhythmia (AF or atrial tachycardia ‐AT‐) episodes>30sec. within the 3 ‐month blank...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ CLINICAL Source Type: research
In conclusion, a novel approach has been developed to dynamically model SCRE at the tissue scale, which facilitates novel, detailed multi-scale mechanistic analysis. It was revealed that complex re-entrant excitation patterns and SCRE may be bi-directionally coupled, promoting novel mechanisms of arrhythmia perpetuation.
Source: PLoS Computational Biology - Category: Biology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and its management may be organized into risk stratification and/or treatment of heart failure, stroke prevention, and symptom control. At the core of symptom control, treatment is tailored to either allow AF continue with controlled heart rates, so-called rate control, versus restoring and maintaining sinus rhythm or rhythm control. Rate control strategies mainly use rate-modulating medications, whereas rhythm control treatment includes therapy aimed at restoring sinus rhythm, including pharmacologic and direct current cardioversion, as well as maint...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Clin North Am Source Type: research
This article represents an overview of the basic concepts of cardiac electrophysiology. This relatively new field became a subspecialty of cardiology in the mid-1990s due to the rapid development of equipment that allowed the study and cure of cardiac arrhythmias percutaneously. Simultaneously, technology provided the field with percutaneous cardiac implantable electronic devices designed to protect patients from life-threatening bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias. Recently, the field has focused on the ablative treatment of atrial fibrillation, the most common arrhythmia facing an aging population, and the diagnosis an...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Clin North Am Source Type: research
ConclusionsThose who perceived their experience as life-threatening, trusted the healthcare provider and assented to the ICM insertion. Conversely, those who perceived symptoms as episodic, used other strategies to resolve symptoms prior to making the decision for insertion.
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
C-Reactive Protein Promotes Inflammation through TLR-4/NF-κB/TGF-β Pathway in HL-1 Cells. Biosci Rep. 2019 Aug 07;: Authors: Sun W, Wu Y, Gao M, Tian Y, Qi P, Shen Y, Huang L, Shi L, Wang Y, Liu X Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. Currently the pathogenesis of AF is not fully understood yet. A growing body of evidence highlighted the strong association between inflammation and the pathogenesis of AF. C-reactive protein (CRP) is an inflammation marker with increased expression in AF. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine if CRP promote...
Source: Bioscience Reports - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Biosci Rep Source Type: research
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