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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Publication date: Available online 16 October 2018Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Shengbang Zheng, Baodong YaoAbstractRisk factors for first-ever stroke have been studied extensively, while those for recurrent stroke are not accurately understood. To provide the adequate secondary prevention for the patients, it is necessary to reveal the risk factors that dominate recurrent stroke. Multiple databases were adopted to search for the relevant studies and full-text articles involving in the risk factors for stroke recurrence were reviewed. Meta-analyses were performed with Review Manager 5.0 to estimate the...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
We describe the current state of cardiovascular disease biomarkers across a range of diseases, including myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome, myocarditis, hypertension, heart failure, heart transplantation, aortic stenosis, diabetic cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, and sepsis. We present the current understanding of microRNAs as possible biomarkers in these categories and where their best opportunities exist to enter clinical practic Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease Volume 14 is January 24, 2019. Please see
Source: Annual Review of Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Annu Rev Pathol Source Type: research
ConclusionsAAs are highly prevalent in SND, particularly in white patients. Paroxysmal AF is suppressed with AP in minority, but there is no impact of AP on new-onset AF. Patients with diabetes, hypertension, and dilated atria must be monitored closely for early detection of AAs.
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsXANTUS-EL confirmed low stroke and major bleeding rates in patients with NVAF from EEMEA and Latin America. The population was younger but with more heart failure and hypertension than XANTUS; stroke/SE rate was similar but major bleeding lower.
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2018Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association, Volume 30, Issue 4Author(s): Sara Saleh Aldwailah, Dikra Al-Dobai, Deema Alduaiji, Shatha Naser Almutari, Azra Mahmud, Mohammad AlGhamdiIntroductionHypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a relatively uncommon entity, is the most common form of genetic cardiovascular disorders. It is the most common cause of sudden death in the young and also heart failure which can occur at any age. While HCM is a well-described global disorder, there is paucity of data on this important clinical entity in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore...
Source: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: IJC Heart &Vasculature, Volume 21Author(s): Dirk Prochnau, Konstantin von Knorre, Hans-Reiner Figulla, P. Christian Schulze, Ralf SurberAbstractBackgroundWe sought to evaluate a temperature-guided approach of cryoballoon (CB) ablation without visualization of real-time recordings.Methods and resultsWe analysed 166 patients (34.9% female, 60 ± 11 years) with paroxysmal or short-term persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). Comorbidities included diabetes mellitus (n = 28), coronary artery disease (n = 24), hypertension (n = 122), previous stroke or TIA >...
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2018Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): José Javier Sánchez Fernández, Martín Ruiz Ortiz, Cristina Ogayar Luque, José Miguel Cantón Gálvez, Elías Romo Peñas, Dolores Mesa Rubio, Mónica Delgado Ortega, Juan Carlos Castillo Domínguez, Manuel Anguita Sánchez, José López Aguilera, Francisco Carrasco Ávalos, Manuel Pan Álvarez-OssorioAbstractIntroduction and objectivesData are lacking on the long-term prognosis of stable isch...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The quality of AVK anticoagulation in AF patients is insufficient. Improving this indicator would reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with AVK treatment. PMID: 30293798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angeiologie - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris) Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol 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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