2017 HRS/EHRA/ECAS/APHRS/SOLAECE Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

Publication date: Available online 12 May 2017 Source:Journal of Arrhythmia Author(s): Hugh Calkins, Gerhard Hindricks, Riccardo Cappato, Young-Hoon Kim, Eduardo B. Saad, Luis Aguinaga, Joseph G. Akar, Vinay Badhwar, Josep Brugada, John Camm, Peng-Sheng Chen, Shih-Ann Chen, Mina K. Chung, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Anne B. Curtis, D. Wyn Davies, John D. Day, André d'Avila, N.M.S. (Natasja) de Groot, Luigi Di Biase, Mattias Duytschaever, James R. Edgerton, Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, Patrick T. Ellinor, Sabine Ernst, Guilherme Fenelon, Edward P. Gerstenfeld, David E. Haines, Michel Haissaguerre, Robert H. Helm, Elaine Hylek, Warren M. Jackman, Jose Jalife, Jonathan M. Kalman, Josef Kautzner, Hans Kottkamp, Karl Heinz Kuck, Koichiro Kumagai, Richard Lee, Thorsten Lewalter, Bruce D. Lindsay, Laurent Macle, Moussa Mansour, Francis E. Marchlinski, Gregory F. Michaud, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Andrea Natale, Stanley Nattel, Ken Okumura, Douglas Packer, Evgeny Pokushalov, Matthew R. Reynolds, Prashanthan Sanders, Mauricio Scanavacca, Richard Schilling, Claudio Tondo, Hsuan-Ming Tsao, Atul Verma, David J. Wilber, Teiichi Yamane
Source: Journal of Arrhythmia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Yiya Zhang1,2,3*, Ji Luo3, Juan He3, Mingqiang Rong3 and Xiongzhi Zeng3* 1Department of Dermatology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China 2Key Laboratory of Organ Injury, Aging and Regenerative Medicine of Hunan Province, Central South University, Changsha, China 3The National and Local Joint Engineering Laboratory of Animal Peptide Drug Development, College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China Kv4 potassium channels are responsible for transient outward K+ currents in the cardiac action potential (AP). Previous experiments by our group demonstrated that Jingzhaotoxi...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Embolism associated with asymptomatic carotid stenosis shows circadian variation with highest rates 4–6 h before midday. This corresponds with peak circadian incidence of stroke and other vascular complications. These and ASED Study results show that monitoring frequency, duration, and time of day are important in ES detection. Introduction Transcranial Doppler (TCD) detected microembolism in the ipsilateral middle cerebral artery (MCA) may help stratify the risk of stroke and other arterial disease complications in persons with advanced (≥60%) asymptomatic carotid stenosis. If so, this techniqu...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Sound, rhythm, rate, structure, function – countless features of the heart are measured to keep it healthy for as long as possible. Recently, an army of digital health technologies joined the forces of traditional preventive tools in cardiology to counter stroke, heart attack, heart failure or any other cardiovascular risks. In the future, minuscule sensors, digital twins, and artificial intelligence could strengthen their ranks. Let’s see what the future of cardiology might look like! Fitness trackers, chatbots and A.I. against heart disease Let’s say 36-year-old Maria living in Sao Paulo in 2033 d...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Diagnostics cardiology cardiovascular cardiovascular diseases digital digital twin health trackers heart heart health heart rate heart soun Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: This study is the first randomized controlled trial that will provide data on the effects of CPAP therapy in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea. The results are expected to improve our understanding of the interaction between paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02727192. PMID: 30638392 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
This study aims to determine risk factors for the development of CA in patients undergoing HSCT.Methodology: A retrospective analysis of 138 consecutive patients undergoing HSCT at our institution between January 1st, 2015 and December 31st, 2017 was performed. One patient was excluded due to lack of baseline EKG. Data from patients ≥ 18 y/o who underwent autologous or allogeneic HSCT was analyzed. Variables analyzed included: age, gender, ethnicity, prior HSCT, diagnosis, type of transplant (autologous vs allogeneic), prior anthracycline exposure, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, coronary artery...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 721. Clinical Allogeneic Transplantation: Conditioning Regimens, Engraftment, and Acute Transplant Toxicities: Poster II Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThere is no identified level of FDG uptake in cardiac sarcoidosis (CS) associated with increased risk of arrhythmias, conduction disease, heart failure, or death. We aim to utilize standardized uptake value (SUV) quantitation and localization to identify patients at increased risk of cardiac events.Methods and ResultsF18-FDG PET/CT with MPI was used in CS diagnosis (N = 67). Mean and max SUV were measured and grouped as basal, mid, and apical disease. Post-scan ventricular tachycardia, AICD placement, complete heart block, pacemaker placement, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and cardiac-...
Source: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2018Source: The Lancet NeurologyAuthor(s): David J Seiffge, David J Werring, Maurizio Paciaroni, Jesse Dawson, Steven Warach, Truman J Milling, Stefan T Engelter, Urs Fischer, Bo NorrvingSummaryBackgroundAbout 13–26% of all acute ischaemic strokes are related to non-valvular atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia globally. Deciding when to initiate oral anticoagulation in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation is a longstanding, common, and unresolved clinical challenge. Although the risk of early recurrent ischaemic stroke is high in this populat...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The new electrocardiogram-equipped Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) Watch should not be considered a medical device, according to a new report from the New York Times. The article, written by Indiana University School of Medicine pediatrics professor Aaron Carroll, calls into question the downsides of the newly released device and the potential for both false positives and false negatives. Carroll acknowledged the possible positives of the device, including the ability for physicians to monitor patients from a distance and diagnosing heart problems in individuals that would possibly go undetected, but said that “just because s...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics mHealth (Mobile Health) Apple Source Type: news
Interventional cardiologists dealing with atrial fibrillation, the most common arrhythmia, tend to seek out and ablate the tissue generating aberrant electrical signals. This is done with mapping catheters, the shape of which is designed to maximize ...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Materials Radiology Source Type: blogs
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