Comment on the article: “Microvascular effects of intravenous esmolol in patients with normal cardiac function undergoing postoperative atrial fibrillation: a prospective pilot study in cardiothoracic surgery”

Source: Critical Care - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research

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AbstractPurposeThe usefulness and mechanisms of antiarrhythmic drug (AAD) pre-treatment as a facilitator of the acute success of electrical cardioversion (ECV) in atrial fibrillation (AF) remain controversial. We sought to analyze the role of AAD treatment with this purpose, differentiating its possible utility either facilitating the restoration of sinus rhythm (SR) or reducing immediate AF recurrences (IAFR).MethodsWe analyzed 2962 consecutive patients with persistent AF undergoing ECV prospectively included in 3 national registries. The acute success of ECV was indicated by the reversion to SR without presenting an IAFR (
Source: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Atrial Fibrillation Intervention:   Device: Monitoring with wearable and Holter ECG Sponsors:   Vilnius University;   Kaunas University of Technology Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Atrial Fibrillation Intervention:   Procedure: Magnetic resonance imaging Sponsors:   Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris;   University Hospital, Bordeaux;   Centre Cardiologique du Nord Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Kossyvakis C, Vrachatis DA, Giannopoulos G, Deftereos G, Deftereos S PMID: 32088329 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research
MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2020 -- Among hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation, racial/ethnic disparities in all-cause stroke are partially mediated by lower anticoagulant use, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in the Journal of the...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Conclusions. Among persons surviving to age 70, the cumulative incidence of AF was over 50% during follow-up. Mortality rate was twice as high in participants with AF compared to participants without AF. Among participants with AF first recorded at a screening examination, the increased risk was only 29%. PMID: 32079431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
Abstract Background/Aims: Vascular disease is an established risk factor for stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), which is included in CHA2DS2-VASc score. However, the role of carotid atherosclerosis remains to be determined. Methods: Three hundred-ten patients with AF who underwent carotid sonography were enrolled. Results: During a median follow-up of 31 months, 18 events (5.8%) of stroke were identified. Patients with stroke had higher carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) (1.16 ± 0.33 mm vs. 0.98 ± 0.25 mm, p = 0.017). CIMT was significantly increased according to the CHA2DS2-VASc score (p
Source: The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Korean J Intern Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Not all interventional procedures result in a mortality benefit. Medical therapy alone increases survival in many cardiac diseases. PMID: 32083425 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Cardioangiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Minerva Cardioangiol Source Type: research
Discussion IAB is a rather frequent finding in the general population. IAB is a risk factor for AF and is associated with an increased risk of stroke or TIA independently of associated AF. Key messagesBoth partial and advanced interatrial block are associated with increased risk of atrial fibrillation in the general population.Advanced interatrial block is an independent risk factor for stroke and transient ischemic attack.The clinical significance of interatrial block is dependent on the subtype classification. PMID: 32077319 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ann Med Source Type: research
Authors: Lowres N, Freedman B PMID: 32083309 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
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