Association between serum soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor and atrial fibrillation

Conclusions Serum suPAR was associated with AF, particularly NPAF, as demonstrated by multivariate logistic regression analysis. Whether suPAR promotes or maintains AF should be investigated in further studies.
Source: Journal of Arrhythmia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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ConclusionsAtrial fibrillation, but not atrial flutter, was associated with reduced survival in our repaired TOF cohort. Further studies are required to determine if more aggressive antiarrhythmic therapy will improve survival in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study highlights that monitoring and assessing patients’ symptoms is vital for improving HRQoL in patients with AF. Disease-specific and cross-culturally validated tools can allow healthcare professionals to provide tailored interventions for patients with AF.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
This study evaluated the utility of the synthesized 18-lead ECG to differentiate atrial arrhythmias originating from 3 adjacent structures. Synthesized 18-lead ECGs were obtained during SVC-, RSPV-, and RIPV-pacing in 20 patients with lone paroxysmal atrial fibrillation to develop an algorithm. The P-wave morphologies were classified into 4 patterns: positive, negative, biphasic, and isoelectric. Subsequently, the algorithm ’s accuracy was validated prospectively in another 40 patients. In retrospective analyses, isoelectric P-waves in synthesized V7 distinguished RIPV-pacing from the others (sensitivity =&thi...
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
A new study from the Mayo Clinic has found that an AI-run EKG can detect atrial fibrillation with about 79 percent accuracy on single tests and 83 percent accuracy with multiple tests.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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
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