Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation recurrences and quality of life in symptomatic patients: A crossover study of flecainide and pilsicainide

Conclusions This study found no difference in AF frequency or QOL between symptomatic paroxysmal AF patients who received flecainide or pilsicainide.
Source: Journal of Arrhythmia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Only one third of adult residents of Warsaw had normal ECG, and about a half of both young and asymptomatic individuals. The most often observed ECG abnormalities in men were intra-ventricular conduction disturbances, and ST segment depression and negative T wave changes in case of women. Atrial fibrillation was the most prevalent arrhythmia. We did not found statistically significant time trends for repolarization changes, conduction disturbances and arrhythmia. PMID: 31354161 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Polish Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
Withings is releasing two new wireless blood pressure monitors, the BPM Core and BPM Connect, one of which is a bit more than just a BP cuff. As always, the French company has given a lot of attention to the design of these cuffs, giving them a user-...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Medicine OTC Sports Medicine Source Type: blogs
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
This study aimed at describing the clinical features and outcome of AF patients at a tertiary hospital in Botswana. METHODS: This prospective study was carried out in the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana between August 2016 and July 2018. We consecutively enrolled 138 (97.8% black Africans) adult patients with electrocardiographically documented AF. Their baseline clinical and biomedical data were documented, and each patient was followed up for 12 months. The primary study outcome was 12-month all-cause mortality. RESULTS: The mean [standard deviation (SD) ] age of enrolled patients was 66.7 (17.2)...
Source: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiovasc J Afr 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
Written by Pendell MeyersI received a text at 18:13 of an ECG taken several minutes prior, with no clinical information and only the question " De Winters? "Here is the ECG:What would you tell the treating team???I responded at 18:14 PM:" I think it's posterior STEMI (OMI) instead of de Winter. Cath lab immediately is indicated. "I clarified further:" De Winter would need hyperacute T waves (not present here), and would indicate acute occlusion of the territory in the affected leads; so if there was de Winter in anterior leads, that would mean the anterior wall is the one involved. Here we have iso...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 26 February 2018 Source:The Veterinary Journal Author(s): Gavin McAulay, Kieran Borgeat, Julia Sargent, Paul Mõtsküla, Joao Neves, Joanna Dukes-McEwan, Virginia Luis Fuentes The aim of this study was to describe the clinical phenotype of Dogue de Bordeaux (DdB) referred for cardiac investigation, with particular reference to the prevalence of atrial fibrillation and associated features. Review of canine medical records of two United Kingdom veterinary referral hospitals identified 64 DdB with available echocardiographic and electrocardiographic (ECG)/Holter data. Atrial fibri...
Source: The Veterinary Journal - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
It has never been easier to measure ECG and monitor heart health at home. New pocket-sized gadgets, chest straps, even specialized earbuds promise accurate measurements during sports activity, cooking or watching TV at home. AliveCor’s Kardia, MocaCare, Skeeper, just to name a few digital devices The Medical Futurist already reviewed. Recently, a Swedish company sent me their version and I eagerly tested it. Let’s see what the Coala Heart Monitor can offer. The ECG Revolution A real revolution started in cardiology: miniaturized and patient-friendly designs of ECG monitors, single- and multi-channel ECGs arrive...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers digital health ecg future Healthcare Innovation Personalized medicine review technology Source Type: blogs
Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 20 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Information This test series requires login for attempting. You can login easily with your Facebook account (Use the CONNECT WITH icon on the upper part of right sidebar displaying t...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: General Cardiology Source Type: blogs
Authors: Frontera A, Cheniti G, Martin CA, Takigawa M, Duchateau J, Puyo S, Martin R, Thompson N, Kitamura T, Vlachos K, Wolf M, Al-Jefairi N, Massouille G, Pambrun T, Denis A, Sacher F, Derval N, Dubois R, Jaïs P, Hocini M, Haissaguerre M Abstract Electrocardiographic mapping (ECM) is a non invasive technique using body surface potentials and CT geometry to reconstruct epicardial maps. ECM is emerging as an important tool not only for diagnostic mapping, but also as a guide for trans-catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. It provides the clinician with an immediate global view o...
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research
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