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 23 September 2020Source: The Veterinary JournalAuthor(s): Brigite Pedro, Ana Patrícia Fontes-Sousa, Anna R. Gelzer
Source: The Veterinary Journal - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Authors: Kondo S, Osanai H, Sakamoto Y, Uno H, Tagahara K, Hosono H, Miyamoto S, Hiramatsu S, Matsumoto H, Sakaguchi T, Kanbara T, Nakashima Y, Asano H, Ajioka M Abstract Cardiac involvement of malignant lymphoma is relatively common, although such a phenomenon has subclinical manifestations that are difficult to detect. We herein describe a patient with atrial fibrillation and sick sinus syndrome as the main symptoms. Computed tomography showed a mass in the right atrium extending into the superior vena cava (SVC). We implanted the patient with a leadless pacemaker. Transvenous biopsy revealed a diffuse large B-ce...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Condition:   Sleep Deprivation Intervention:   Behavioral: Moderate intensity interval training (MITT) Sponsors:   Cairo University;   National Heart Institute, Egypt Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Intervention:   Device: PPG Smartwatch Sponsors:   University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland;   Preventicus GmbH;   Manufacture Modules Technologies SA;   GETEMED GmbH;   Eurostars Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionThe factors associated with a lack of awareness (as a proxy for technology diffusion) in our case study were: a lack of strong clinical evidence that resulted in the moderate strength of a recommendation, a lack of recognition of any externally published recommendation by NICE, and the frequent release of guidelines with minor changes targeting small patient groups. At least in our case, in the absence of NICE guidelines, the US guidelines received more attention than their non-UK European counterparts, even if the former were released after the latter.
Source: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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
Palpation initially confirms the findings of inspection and further looks for new findings. Apex beat: Apex beat is defined as the lowest and outer most point of definite cardiac impulse. If apex beat is not felt on left side, immediately check on right side or else we might miss a dextrocardia. There some who even palpate both sides simultaneously for this reason. Apex beat is initially felt with the palm of the hand and then localized with the index finger. Sometimes it may be difficult to palpate in obese individuals and in those with emphysema. Palpation in held expiration and in the left lateral position may help in...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: HBC Source Type: blogs
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
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