Association between reactive hyperemia peripheral arterial tonometry index and atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation

ConclusionDecreased LnRHI was associated with AF recurrence after CA and prolonged AF duration.
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Abstract Introduction: Various factors such as age and severity of the stroke have been deemed connected with risk of mortality in patients with acute ischemic brain stroke. The present study was performed with the aim of evaluating the role of electrocardiogram (ECG) changes in predicting the outcome of these patients. Methods: In this cohort study, patients who had presented to the emergency department of a teaching hospital during 1 year and were diagnosed with acute ischemic stroke were evaluated. Demographic data and 12-lead ECG findings of the patients were gathered and their relationship with 1-year mo...
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2019Source: Global Heart, Volume 14, Issue 3Author(s): Maartje S. Jacobs, Marinus van Hulst, Abiodun M. Adeoye, Robert G. Tieleman, Maarten J. Postma, Mayowa O. OwolabiAbstractOver three-quarters of deaths from cardiovascular disease and diabetes occur in low- and middle-income countries, which include many African countries. Global studies showed that the prevalence of the cardiac arrhythmia atrial fibrillation (AF) appeared to be lower in Africa. A systematic search of PubMed and African Journals Online was conducted to determine the prevalence of AF and associated stroke risk factors in Afric...
Source: Global Heart - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Limited data were available on societal costs in atrial fibrillation and further research is warranted. PMID: 31436488 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Comp Eff Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Shohei Moriyama, Taku Yokoyama, Kei Irie, Mamoru Ito, Kenji Tsuchihashi, Mitsuhiro Fukata, Hitoshi Kusaba, Toru Maruyama, Koichi AkashiAbstractFluorouracil (5-FU), a commonly used anticancer agent, has potent cardiotoxicity that is mediated by vascular endothelial injury and vasospasm. Here, we report a patient demonstrating atrial fibrillation (AF), which was most likely induced by vasospasm mediated by 5-FU.A 69-year-old man presented with dysphagia and was diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer. Frequent paroxysms of atrial...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study was conducted to clarify CV and bleeding events in Japanese aspirin users with a history of CV diseases. This study was a prospective, nationwide, multicenter cooperative registry of Japanese patients with CV diseases at risk of thromboembolism who were taking aspirin (75–325 mg) for at least 1 year. We observed major CV and bleeding events during follow-up. Patients with history of ischemic stroke (IS), transient ischemic attack (TIA), coronary artery disease (CAD), atrial fibrillation (AF), and venous thromboembolism (VTE) were included and analyzed in this sutdy. CV events included IS, TIA, CA...
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractOral anticoagulants (OA) are effective drugs for treating and preventing the formation of blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves and venous thromboembolism but their therapeutic effect is always counterbalanced by an increased risk of bleeding. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have brought advantages in the management of many patients, with evidence of a lower risk of intracranial bleeding in comparison to vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). However, due to the increased number of anticoagulated patients worldwide, major and life threatening OA-related bleeding is also increasing, and...
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Electrical left atrial appendage isolation allows a small subset of atrial fibrillation patients to discontinue oral anticoagulation, but relies on med compliance for the remainder.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
Abstract Educating older adults during atrial fibrillation (AF) screening events to recognize signs and symptoms and seek evaluation may promote detection of AF that occurs between screenings. The authors evaluated learning outcomes of AF awareness education provided during AF screening using a single-arm, pre/posttest design. Participants completed the Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs about Atrial Fibrillation Self-Monitoring and Treatment-Seeking (KABAF-SMTS) survey, participated in AF awareness education, and completed a KABAF-SMTS survey 2 weeks after education. Paired t tests revealed that knowledge of AF sympto...
Source: Journal of Gerontological Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Gerontol Nurs Source Type: research
ConclusionsCryoablation of AF resulted in cost savings compared with the current scenario (RF ablation guided by electroanatomic mapping). When alternative technologies were considered, cryoablation was more expensive than RF ablation with a nonirrigated catheter, but it also resulted in savings compared with RF ablation guided by intracardiac echocardiography. Overall, cryoablation of AF may reduce expenditures in the Brazilian public health system.
Source: Value in Health Regional Issues - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Source: Clinical Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Clinical Epidemiology Source Type: research
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