Double Jeopardy: Will the new trials tell us how to manage patients with atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease?

Publication date: June 2019Source: IJC Heart &Vasculature, Volume 23Author(s): Reza Wakili, Lisa Riesinger, Anke C. Fender, Dobromir Dobrev
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Conditions:   Atrial Fibrillation;   Obesity Interventions:   Behavioral: Physician-lead complex program of weight-reducing interventions;   Procedure: Bariatric surgery - sleeve gastrectomy Sponsor:   Martin Haluzik Not yet recruiting
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Authors: Majos-Karwacka E, Kraska A, Kowalik I, Smolis-Bak E, Lipiec P, Kasprzak J, Szwed H, Dabrowski R Abstract BACKGROUND: The right ventricle (RV) function is crucial in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), especially in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Aims. To assess the RV structure and function in patients with HFrEF, permanent atrial fibrillation (AF), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and RV pacing (RVp) with two- and three-dimensional echocardiography. Methods. Patients with ischemic HFrEF (NYHA II-III; LVEF ≤40%) were enrolled. The studied groups were: sinus rhythm (SR, ...
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
AbstractAimsLeft ventricular hypertrabeculation/non ‐compaction (LVHT) is a cardiac abnormality of unknown pathogenesis and frequently associated with neuromuscular disorders. The N‐terminal fragment of the pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT‐pro‐BNP) is a prognostic marker in heart failure whose relevance in LVHT patients is largely unknown. T he aim of the study was to assess the role of NT‐pro‐BNP levels as prognostic markers in LVHT.Methods and resultsData of LVHT patients were collected in a database from one echocardiographic laboratory since 1996. The hospital information system was screened for measuremen...
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
AbstractAimsPrevious studies have demonstrated that moderate/severe tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is associated with adverse outcome in patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction. Little is known about the prevalence and prognostic value of TR in patients of stage B HF and those with stage C HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). We aimed to investigate the prevalence and prognosis of TR in patients with HFpEF.Methods and resultsFrom 2013 to 2017, 2014 patients with stage B (n = 1341) or C (n = 673) HFpEF were enrolled in the study. Detailed transthoracic echocardiogram was per...
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsUntreated slow VT does not significantly worsen patient prognosis. Our results support the limitation of therapies to ATP only, thus avoiding therapies that have been associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality.
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesThe aim of this study was to compare outcomes of transcatheter and surgical aortic valve implantation in chronic dialysis patients with aortic valve stenosis (AS).BackgroundChronic dialysis patients undergoing heart valve surgery are at higher risk for morbidity and mortality. Whether interventional techniques can reduce this risk is unclear because dialysis patients have thus far been excluded from randomized trials.MethodsChronic dialysis patients with AS enrolled in the German Aortic Valve Registry (GARY) between 2012 and 2015 were analyzed to compare transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVIn&thin...
Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Jepson N, Rienks R, Smart D, Bennett MH, Mitchell SJ, Turner M Abstract The South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS) diving medical for recreational scuba divers was last reviewed in 2011. From 2011 to 2019, considerable advancements have occurred in cardiovascular risk assessment relevant to divers. The SPUMS 48th (2019) Annual Scientific Meeting theme was cardiovascular risk assessment in diving. The meeting had multiple presentations updating scientific information about assessing cardiovascular risk. These were distilled into a new set of guidelines at the final conference workshop. SPUMS guid...
Source: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Diving Hyperb Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This online RFA registry has proved that ablation procedures in Greece have reached a very high standard, with results and complication rates comparable to European and American standards. Ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation are increasing constantly, with it being the most common intervention over the last 6-year period, although the absolute number of procedures still remains low, compared to other European countries. PMID: 32956809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research
Condition:   Patients With Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation and Previous AF-related Embolic Events Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Transthoracic Echocardiography Sponsor:   Lifetech Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. Not yet recruiting
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TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk for ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online Sept. 15 in JAMA Network Open. Zachary J. Rhinehart, M.D., from the...
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