Beta blockers reduce stress-induced irregular heart rhythm

(Yale University) Taking beta blockers -- medications that reduce blood pressure and treat many heart conditions -- can blunt the negative effects of stress and anger on people with a history of atrial fibrillation, or irregular heart rhythm, said Yale researchers. This strategy could potentially improve quality of life for many of the 2 million Americans with the condition, according to a new study.
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Publication date: Available online 17 August 2019Source: Revista Clínica Española (English Edition)Author(s): J. Masip, J.R. Germà LluchAbstractRecent epidemiological studies have shown that alcohol consumption can increase the risk of arterial hypertension, atrial fibrillation and gastrointestinal and breast cancer. Various sectors are therefore promoting abstinence from alcohol. However, light alcohol consumption has once again been shown to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction and diabetes but with an unclear effect on cerebrovascular disease. The decision to consume alcohol should therefore be ...
Source: Revista Clinica Espanola - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Soo YO, Abrigo J, Chu W, Leung KT, Fong WC, Li SH, Li R, Ng PW, Wong KK, Wong LKS, Leung TWH PMID: 31416977 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hong Kong Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Duzen IV, Oguz E, Cekici Y, Yavuz F, Vuruskan E, Sincer I, Poyraz F, Alıcı H, Yuksek U, Demirtas AO, Sucu M Abstract New-generation oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now preferred as a first-line treatment in the management of atrial fibrillation for prevention of thromboembolic complications. Mean platelet volume (MPV), one of the indicators of increased platelet activity, is also associated with an increased stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in MPV, platelet distribution width (PDW) and plateletcrit following use of NOACs. The study included 1...
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
Some non-invasive interventions (such as positive airway pressure ventilation) have the potential to improve outcome of invasive cardiac procedures. Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) - induced by repetitive pre-interventional inflations of an arm-cuff to suprasystolic values - is one of them and effects on atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation are worth exploring. The RIPPAF (remote ischemic preconditioning for prevention of AF) study by Kosiuk et al. 1 is the first to measure electrophysiological effects of preconditioning in man with a view to potential antiarrhythmic effects.
Source: Heart Rhythm - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Guo S, Zhou L, Wang R, Lv Z, Xu H, Han B, Korantzopoulos P, Hu F, Liu T Abstract The present study reports on a family with two members affected by Danon disease but having different phenotypes. The clinical manifestations of Danon disease include cardiomyopathy, skeletal myopathy and different degrees of intellectual disability that varies greatly among patients. The present case study reports on two siblings, an older sister and a younger brother, with Danon disease from an affected pedigree, presenting with distinctly different phenotypes. The sister was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy at the age ...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Condition:   Atrial Fibrillation Interventions:   Other: Weight Watchers;   Other: Slimming world;   Other: Leeds 'One You';   Other: NHS Choices;   Other: 5:2 diet;   Other: Individuals own personal plan Sponsor:   The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Not yet recruiting
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We report a case of atrial fibrillation with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) who had intracardiac thrombus and cardiogenic cerebral embolism with rivaroxaban therapy. Intracardiac thrombus disappeared after switching from rivaroxaban to warfarin. Patients of RHD have the possibility of gradual progression of valvular disease even if they are old, so we need to distinguish nonvalvular atrial fibrillation from RHD before starting direct oral anticoagulants.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusions: Pulmonary malignant pathologies are more likely to develop POAF due to the need for lung resection and possibly mediastinal lymphadenectomy that stimulates the heart and pericardium and the vagus nerve. PMID: 31410090 [PubMed]
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research
Source: Clinical Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: Nutrition and chronic disease/Nutritional assessment/Nutritional techniques and formulations Source Type: research
Authors: Guenancia C, Garnier F, Fichot M, Buffet P, Laurent G, Lorgis L Abstract In 2030, the European Union will include 14 to 17 million atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, with 120,000 to 215,000 new cases each year. The increase in the prevalence of this arrhythmia has led to the development of new therapeutic intervention strategies to manage the different aspects of this disease. Thus, endocavitary or epicardial ablation of AF, by radiofrequency or cryoablation, provides superior results to antiarrhythmic therapy in controlling symptoms and preventing heart failure in paroxysmal or persist...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
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