Cryoballoon or contact force-guided radiofrequency catheter ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation: different strategies with similar results

Cryoballoon or contact force-guided radiofrequency catheter ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation: different strategies with similar results - editorial commentary
Source: Heart Rhythm - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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This article explores the relationship between AF and HF and the thromboembolic effect of these diseases. Morbidity and mortality are increased when the 2 conditions are seen together. Stroke risks are significant with AF and all subtypes of HF. This article suggests that all patients with AF and HF should be considered for anticoagulation. Current evidence suggests that non –vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants are effective and safe in AF and HF in comparison with warfarin.
Source: Heart Failure Clinics - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
AimSigma-1 receptors have been investigated and shown to play a protective role in both depression and cardiovascular disease. SA4503, known as a σ1 receptor agonist, regulates cardiac calcium and potassium channels in rat models of depression. However, it remains unknown whether SA4503 can alleviate myocardial inflammation or conduction junctions in the atrium after exposure to chronic mild stress.Methods and ResultsSprague-Dawley male rats received 28-day treatment with SA4503, simultaneously with chronic mild stress. Behavior measurements were assessed after the daily doses. Additionally, a multielectrode array as...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Conclusions The eCRF was inversely associated with AF, and participants with improved eCRF over a 10-yr period had less risk of AF. These findings support the hypothesis that fitness may prevent AF.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research
Condition:   Atrial Fibrillation Intervention:   Sponsor:   University Hospital Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Apple continues to move deeper into healthcare - particularly in the field of medical research. The tech giant has announced three health studies its U.S. customers can now enroll in through a new research app. The studies include the Apple Women’s Health Study, the Apple Heart and Movement Study, and the Apple Hearing Study. Conducted in partnership with leading academic and research institutions, these multi-year longitudinal studies are available in the new Research app, which can be downloaded today from the App Store. The Cupertino, CA-based company said now participants can potentially groundbreaki...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: R & D Source Type: news
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
THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 -- For older patients with atrial fibrillation, the competing risks for death reduce the net clinical benefit (NCB) of oral anticoagulation, according to a study published online Nov. 11 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
After discharge from the emergency department, patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) assigned to a specialized clinic are much more likely to receive appropriate care, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Mohammed Shurrab, Asaf Danon, Sami Alnasser, Benedict Glover, Anna Kaoutskaia, Mark Henderson, David Newman, Eugene Crystal, Dennis KoAbstractBackgroundThe choice of antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who have an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is challenging. We aimed to assess outcomes between dual antithrombotic therapy with DOACs plus an antiplatelet agent (Dual therapy) in comparison to warfarin plus two antiplatelet agents (Triple therap...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
The relationship between serum vitamin D and atrial fibrillation (AF) or postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is still debated. It is also unclear...
Source: Nutrition Journal - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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