Correction in articles by Mass ó-van Roessel et al. “Analysis of the Association Between Electrocardiographic P-wave Characteristics and Atrial Fibrillation in the REGICOR Study”, Rev Esp Cardiol. 2017;70:841-847, and by Baena-Díez et al. “Validity Assessment of Low-risk SCORE Function and SCORE Function Calibrated to the Spanish Population in the FRESCO Cohorts”, Rev Esp Cardiol. 2018;71:274-282

Publication date: Available online 18 May 2018 Source:Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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In conclusion, about one-third of the patients with AF did not regularly see a doctor in a medical institution and most of them had a CHADS2 score of more than one point in a Japanese rural area. Educating the public about the risks of AF is required. PMID: 31735770 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this small hypothesis generating study low levels of SA were associated with the occurrence of NOAF. It remains to be shown if increasing SA levels lowers the incidence of NOAF.
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and poses a substantial economic burden due to associated thromboembolic complications. Screening for AF may theoretically be effective, but there is no consensus regarding the optimal screening method because the available tools are either invasive or not cost-effective. Recently, smartwatch industry has received a surge of interest for this purpose by introducing technologies such as photoplethysmography, artificial intelligence, and actual electrodes taking an electrocardiogram to measure and analyze heart rate and rhythm with relatively acceptable accuracy. Combine...
Source: Critical Pathways in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
It’s one of the goals of digital medicine: you wear a device on your wrist that constantly monitors aspects of your health, and if anything is off, it sends you an alert. That’s your cue to connect with your doctor or get a more thorough checkup to head off any potentially serious problems down the road. That’s the idea behind the Heart app on the Apple Watch, which can monitor heart pulse patterns, and detect abnormalities, which could indicate a condition called atrial fibrillation, or AFib. The irregular heart beats characteristic of AFib could lead to stroke, blood clots and heart failure. Researcher...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Apple watch heart Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: It is suggested that NIVCD may be associated with future occurrence of atrial fibrillation in patients with structurally normal heart and sinus rhythm. PMID: 31735548 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
This case involves a 55-year-old male patient with systolic heart failure and refractory atrial fibrillation due to thyrotoxicosis, who was electrically cardioverted but then developed torsade de pointes and ventricular fibrillation. Rate control was unsuccessful with digoxin, cardizem, labetalol, esmolol and amiodorone. Patient was externally cardioverted after which ECGs showed prolonged QT with frequent premature ventricular contractions. ECGs also showed ‘R-on-T' phenomenon leading to torsades and ventricular fibrillation. Atrial overdrive pacing was used to terminate the dangerous arrhythmia and the patient retu...
Source: Cardiovascular Endocrinology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
A 72-year-old, 94-kg, 173-cm man with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obstructive sleep apnea, and a family history of coronary artery disease presented to the authors ’ preoperative evaluation clinic before an elective carpal tunnel release. An electrocardiogram obtained in the clinic showed previously undocumented atrial flutter. The hand surgery was postponed; the patient was referred to the electrophysiology service for further evaluation. He subsequently un derwent a radiofrequency ablation, but then developed recurrent paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after the procedure.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Diagnostic Dilemma Source Type: research
Written by Meyers, edits by SmithA 50-ish year old man was working construction when he suddenly collapsed. Coworkers started CPR within 1 minute of collapse. EMS arrived within 10 minutes and continued CPR and ACLS, noting alternating asystole and sinus bradycardia during rhythm checks. He received various ACLS medications and arrived at the ED with a perfusing rhythm.Initial vitals included heart rate around 100 bpm and BP 174/96. Here is his initial ECG, very soon after ROSC:What do you think?Sinus tachycardia.  There is incomplete RBBB (QRS duration less than 120 ms).  There is diffuse STD, maximal in V4-V5 a...
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ConclusionsResting HR was found to increase after PVI. Increase in HR>15 bpm has a positive association with remaining free from atrial fibrillation at 1 year.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ‐ CLINICAL Source Type: research
Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) is prevalent in patients with obesity and diabetes, and such patients often exhibit cardiac steatosis. Since the role of cardiac steatosis per se in the induction of AF has not been elucidated, the present study was designed to explore the relation between cardiac steatosis and AF. Transgenic (Tg) mice with cardiac-specific overexpression of perilipin 2 (PLIN2) were housed in the laboratory for more than 12 months before the study. Electron microscopy of the atrium of PLIN2-Tg mice showed accumulation of small lipid droplets around mitochondrial chains, and 5- to 9-fold greater at...
Source: Am J Physiol Endocri... - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
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