Benefits and Harms of Anticoagulation in Patients With AF Benefits and Harms of Anticoagulation in Patients With AF

This practice pearl presents decision rules to help determine the risk vs. benefit of anticoagulation therapy in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.American Family Physician
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Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Takahiro Okano, Ayako Okada, Hiroaki Tabata, Hideki Kobayashi, Wataru Shoin, Koji Yoshie, Yasutaka Oguchi, Morio Shoda, Koichiro KuwaharaAbstractA 73-year-old woman underwent radiofrequency hot balloon ablation (RHBA) for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. After delivery into the left inferior pulmonary vein (LIPV), the guidewire perforated the venous wall. We injected contrast medium while the inflated balloon occluded the PV. Subsequently, bronchial-pulmonary venous fistula (BPVF) occurred and the severe hypoxia caused pulseless...
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ConclusionsA poorer mental health status is associated with AT recurrence after catheter ablation. Intervention studies are warranted to evaluate the efficacy of counseling and psychological support after ablation in improving success rates in these patients.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Public interest in health monitoring devices has increased with the availability of wearable technologies or wearables such as the Apple Watch. These devices are collecting health data that may be useful to health professionals. Most studies to date have been conducted with a limited sample size and with healthy subjects. Recent studies have suggested the usefulness of long-term cardiac monitoring to reveal atrial fibrillation and prevent cryptogenic stroke. Wearable devices may become useful in cardiac monitoring, and further studies are needed.
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ConclusionsElectrocardiographic abnormalities are very common in the general population aged 40 years or older. Only about half of the population had a completely normal electrocardiogram.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosLas anomalías electrocardiográficas son muy comunes. El propósito de este estudio es analizar la prevalencia de hallazgos electrocardiográficos anormales y su significado clínico en la población general española de 40 o más años.MétodosSubanálisis del estudio OFRECE; se seleccionó una muestra representativa de la pobla...
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Authors: Pouwels S, Topal B, Knook MT, Celik A, Sundbom M, Ribeiro R, Parmar C, Ugale S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥30 kg/m2, is the most common chronic metabolic disease worldwide and its prevalence has been strongly increasing. Obesity is associated with various diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Regarding heart rhythm disorders, obesity is associated with an increase in atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice. AF is associated with an increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Obesity, a...
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Condition:   Atrial Fibrillation Interventions:   Drug: Apixaban;   Drug: Warfarin Sponsors:   Mayo Clinic;   Pfizer;   Bristol-Myers Squibb Recruiting
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FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- Most patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) report at least one identifiable trigger, with the most common triggers being alcohol, caffeine, exercise, and lack of sleep, according to research published online Feb. 14 in...
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