CHA2DS2-VASc score for ischaemic stroke risk stratification in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with and without atrial fibrillation: a nationwide cohort study

ConclusionsOur study is the first to show that the performance of CHA2DS2-VASc score in predicting ischaemic stroke is better for COPD patients without AF than for COPD patients with AF.
Source: Europace - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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ConclusionAmong patients with AF, OSA is an independent risk factor for MACNE and, more specifically, stroke/SE.Graphical Abstract
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionControls need to be brought in to ensure that PM2.5 does not exceed a 50μg/m3 level due to the increase in disease incidence associated with same. The urban burning of solid fuels should be severely restricted.
Source: Age and Ageing - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
ConclusionOff ‐pump coronary artery bypass grafting proved a safe and effective procedure, with low postoperative atrial fibrillation occurrence, for myocardial revascularization. Chronic renal insufficiency and the use of venous‐origin graft solely proved to be independent predictor factors for PAOF.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusion:  Incorrect computerized interpretation of atrial fibrillation, combined with the failure of the ordering physician to correct the erroneous interpretation, can result in the initiation of unnecessary, potentially harmful medical treatment as well as inappropriate use of medical resources. Greater efforts should be directed toward educating physicians about the electrocardiographic appearance of atrial dysrhythmias and in the recognition of confounding artifacts.
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation (AF) secondary to acute coronary syndrome, acute pulmonary disease or sepsis may not prevent stroke, but may increase risk of bleeding, says an new study published in JACC Clinical Electrophysiology [1]. The authors retrospectively evaluated a cohort of over 2300 patients aged 65 years or more who were hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome, acute pulmonary disease which included worsening of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, influenza, pulmonary embolism and pleural effusion or sepsis associated with new onset AF during admission. Over a three year follow...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiology ECG / Electrophysiology Source Type: blogs
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with a high risk of ischaemic stroke.1 CHA2DS2-VASc score is recommended and is widely used for stroke risk stratification in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients,2 but it has been shown to be an independent predictor of thrombo-embolic events in patients without AF, as well.3 In this issue ofEuropace, Huet al. performed a retrospective cohort study in a very big case sample (1492 COPD patients with AF and 50  343 COPD patients without AF), and reported that COPD patients with a higher CHA2DS2-VASc score were more likely to develop ischaemic stroke whether or n...
Source: Europace - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Long-term exposure to NO2 and road traffic noise was associated with higher risk of heart failure, mainly among men, in both single- and two-pollutant models. High exposure to both pollutants was associated with highest risk. Received: 25 October 2016 Revised: 09 August 2017 Accepted: 09 August 2017 Published: 26 September 2017 Address correspondence to M. Sørensen. Diet, Genes and Environment, Danish Cancer Society, Strandboulevarden 49, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. Telephone: +45 35257626. Email: Supplemental Material is available online (https://doi...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions AF occurs in highly complex patients, who are mostly hospitalized in internal medicine departments, and is associated with a high rate of readmissions. We need to consider the diseases associated with AF for an overall approach to these patients.
Source: Revista Clinica Espanola - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that the presence of a lifestyle disease was a significant prognostic factor for postoperative complications, but not of survival, in elderly patients with stage I NSCLC. Therefore, postoperative complications may be influenced by the presence of a lifestyle disease. PMID: 28382266 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research
Abstract: The HATCH score (hypertension , age>75 years , stroke or transient ischemic attack , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , and heart failure ) was reported to be useful for predicting the progression of atrial fibrillation (AF) from paroxysmal to persistent or permanent AF for patients who participated in the Euro Heart Survey. The goal of the current study was to investigate whether the HATCH score was a useful scheme in predicting new-onset AF. Furthermore, we aimed to use the HATCH scoring system to estimate the individual risk in developing AF for patients with different comorbidities. We used the &ldquo...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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