Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants and Angioedema: A Cohort and Case-Crossover Study

ConclusionsOur estimates were inconsistent with substantial short-term relative increases in the rate of angioedema associated with oral anticoagulant therapy.
Source: Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

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Conclusion: The EF and the preoperative left atrial diameter were determined to be the factors impacting on the conversion to sinus rhythm in patients who underwent mitral valve surgery in combination with cryoablation. Mitral valve surgery in combination with ablation for atrial fibrillation does not affect mortality and morbidity in the experienced health centers; however, it remains controversial whether it will provide additional health benefits to the patients compared to those who underwent only mitral valve surgery.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Introduction: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is defined as an association between diabetes, hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is associated with several cardiovascular disorders, including coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation (AF), heart failure, ischemic stroke and increased mortality. The CHA2DS2-VASc score is used to estimate thromboembolic risk in AF. However, the association among MAC, MetS and thromboembolic risk is unknown and was evaluated in the current study. Methods: The study group consisted of 94 patients with ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Atrial fibrillation is a common type of arrhythmia and is an important cause of stroke and heart failure. vitamin D is an emerging risk factor of AF, and is implicated in the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation. It has been established that this vitamin is extensively involved in the regulation of both the renin angiotensin aldosterone system and the immune system. Epidemiological studies have not yet reached a consensus on the possible association between vitamin D deficiency and atrial fibrillation. Better research designs and methods can further clarify the relationship between the two.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare cardiac malformation. Many cases are incidentally diagnosed in aortic surgeries or autopsies and it usually appears as an isolated anomaly. The most widely classification used is the one by Hurwitz and Roberts[1], which divides 7 alphabetical subtypes based on the cusps size. The aim of this report is to describe three different anatomic presentations of this rare aortic valve anomaly.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractPurposePulmonary vein (PV) isolation (PVI) by point-by-point radiofrequency application (PPRF) results in longer procedures than that achieved by single-shot ablation techniques. In addition, it is associated with significant risk of oesophageal injury. The POWER-FAST pilot study evaluated the feasibility and safety of PVI by high-power short-duration (HPSD) PPRF.MethodsHPSD PPRF around the PVs was done in 48 consecutive patients with atrial fibrillation. Fifty watts was delivered until a predefined lesion index value was reached (LSI ≥ 5 or Abl-I ≥ 350) and 60 W during 7–10 s in the first 18 and last 3...
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines about cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, paroxysmal tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. Read about diagnostic tests for arrhythmia and arrhythmia management.
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news
(University of California - San Francisco) The net clinical benefit of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation (AF) -- one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats and a leading cause of stroke -- decreases with age, as the risk of death from other factors diminishes their benefit in older patients, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
In Reply We agree with Popkirov that left atrial volume is a better marker of incident atrial fibrillation than atrial diameter; however, we did not have these data available at all of the sites participating in the New Approach Rivaroxaban Inhibition of Factor Xa in a Global Trial Versus ASA to Prevent Embolism in Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source (NAVIGATE-ESUS) trial. Recently completed and ongoing studies will help determine if our observation has a clinical role and may provide additional data on left atrial size and function. Once all of these data are available, guidelines committees will likely make recommendat...
Source: JAMA Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Nature Reviews Cardiology, Published online: 11 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41569-019-0309-8According to data from a national representative US-based database, early mortality was observed in almost 1 in 200 patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing catheter ablation.
Source: Nature Reviews Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractFluoroscopy is the principal imaging method for catheter ablation (CA) of atrial fibrillation (AF). However, radiation exposure carries potential health risk to patients and operators alike. Our aim was to study safety and efficacy of zero-fluoroscopy CA of paroxysmal AF with a combined use of electroanatomic mapping system (EAM) and intracardiac echocardiography (ICE). In addition, impact of ICE/EAM automatic integration system and contact force (CF) sensing technology on procedural times were assessed. We included 144 consecutive patients (69% males, age 60  ± 10 years, BMI 29 &pl...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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