Five-year outcome and predictors of success after second-generation cryoballoon ablation for treatment of symptomatic atrial fibrillation.

CONCLUSIONS: Sinus rhythm was maintained in a substantial proportion of patients even 5 years after CB-Adv ablation. Patients with a non-enlarged left atrium without diabetes had the best outcome. PMID: 29887425 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Adv Data - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Int J Cardiol Source Type: research

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AbstractPurposeTo investigate risk factors for stroke in patients initiating oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation in Norway and their association with receiving DOACs versus warfarin.MethodsFrom nationwide registries, we identified na ïve users initiating treatment with warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixaban for atrial fibrillation from 2010 to 2015 in Norway. We studied temporal changes in the CHA2DS2-VASc score and its component risk factors. We used multiple logistic regressions to identify CHA2DS2-VASc risk factors associated with receiving DOACs versus warfarin in 2015.ResultsFrom 2010 to 2015, the...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Cardiovascular Endocrinology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Publication date: 11–17 August 2018Source: The Lancet, Volume 392, Issue 10146Author(s): Araz Rawshani, Naveed Sattar, Stefan Franzén, Aidin Rawshani, Andrew T Hattersley, Ann-Marie Svensson, Björn Eliasson, Soffia GudbjörnsdottirSummaryBackgroundPeople with type 1 diabetes are at elevated risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease, yet current guidelines do not consider age of onset as an important risk stratifier. We aimed to examine how age at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes relates to excess mortality and cardiovascular risk.MethodsWe did a nationwide, register-based cohort study of individuals wi...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, results of secondary analyses indicate that the recommended dosing strategy for each of the DOACs produces a consistent anticoagulant effect across a diverse patient population, including those at increased risk of stroke or bleeding. PMID: 30081727 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Adv Data - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 August 2018Source: Revista Clínica Española (English Edition)Author(s): M.M. Contreras Muruaga, G. Reig, J. Vivancos, A. González, P. Cardona, J.M. Ramírez-Moreno, J. Martí-Fábregas, C. Suárez Fernández, on behalf of the researchers of the ALADIN study, Antonio Pose, José Antonio Díaz, Manuel Rodríguez, Marta Pena, Susana Arias, Davinia Larrosa, Álvaro González, Elisa Rodríguez, Montserrat González, Dolores Fernández, Cristina Barbagelata, Natividad RañaAbstractObjectiv...
Source: Revista Clinica Espanola - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 August 2018Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Andrea Sonaglioni, Michele Lombardo, Massimo Baravelli, Antonio Vincenti, Elisabetta Rigamonti, Emilio Vanoli, Gian Luigi Nicolosi, Carmen Sommese, Claudio AnzàAbstractBackgroundcentenarians are increasingly being encountered in clinical practice. The aim of the study was to characterize centenarians' clinical features and cardiovascular system.Methodsa prospective, observational, cross-sectional, case–control study included 118 hospitalized over 100 year-old patients compared to 50 octagenarians, selected in Milano (...
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Atherton JJ, Sindone A, De Pasquale CG, Driscoll A, MacDonald PS, Hopper I, Kistler P, Briffa TG, Wong J, Abhayaratna WP, Thomas L, Audehm R, Newton PJ, O'Loughlin J, Connell C, Branagan M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Heart failure (HF) is a clinical syndrome that is secondary to an abnormality of cardiac structure or function. These clinical practice guidelines focus on the diagnosis and management of HF with recommendations that have been graded on the strength of evidence and the likely absolute benefit versus harm. Additional considerations are presented as practice points. Main recommendations: Blood pressu...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
CONCLUSION:  The present analysis suggested that older age and history of heart failure were significant risk factors for POAF consistently whether the included studies were prospective or retrospective datasets. PMID: 30071562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research
Conclusion The present analysis suggested that older age and history of heart failure were significant risk factors for POAF consistently whether the included studies were prospective or retrospective datasets. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeIschemic stroke significantly contributes to morbidity and mortality in heart failure (HF). The risk of stroke increases significantly, with coexisting atrial fibrillation (AF). An aggravating factor could be asymptomatic paroxysms of AF (so-called silent AF), and therefore, the risk stratification in these patients remains difficult. This review provides an overview of stroke risk in HF, its risk stratification, and stroke prevention in these patients.Recent FindingsStroke risk stratification in HF patients remains an important issue. Recently, the CHA2DS2-VASc score, originally developed to predict stroke ...
Source: Current Heart Failure Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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