A novel atrial fibrillation prediction model for Chinese subjects: a nationwide cohort investigation of 682  237 study participants with random forest model

ConclusionsThis study showed a novel AF risk prediction scheme for Chinese individuals with random forest model methodology.
Source: Europace - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Our results suggest that in this community-dwelling population, a higher CAA score is related to cognitive impairment and a higher risk of stroke, dementia, and death. The composite CAA score can be used to practically quantify the severity of vascular brain injury.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Less is usually better than more when it comes to aggressive surgery for pleural mesothelioma, according to the latest and most-extensive comparative study. Throughout the last 25 years, surgical patients typically fared better with the lung-sparing pleurectomy and decortication (P/D) than with the more radical extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP). “We found that the P/D approach should be preferred when technically feasible,” Dr. Dimitrios Magouliotis of the General University Hospital of Larissa in Greece, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “We believe now the P/D should be the first choice.&rdqu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Source Type: news
A publicly traded Greater Cincinnati company has named two new members to its board of directors. AtriCure Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRC), an atrial fibrillation medical device producer headquartered in Mason, announced Karen Prange and Daniel Florin have been named to its board of directors. Prange joins the board with more than 20 years of experience working for medical device companies, including Car dinal Health subsidiary Cordis Corp., Johnson&Johnson and Boston Scientific Inc. From 2016 to 2018,…
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ConclusionsIn AHF patients lower discharge HR, neither the admission nor the difference, is associated with better long-term outcomes especially in AF patients.
Source: IJC Heart and Vasculature - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Matsubara TJ, Fujiu K PMID: 31787631 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
Authors: Jha VK, Jairam A, Mahapatra D Abstract Oral anticoagulants are commonly prescribed in patients with kidney diseases having atrial fibrillation and thromboembolic risk. It is very important to understand their clinical pharmacology and changes that may occur as GFR declines. Risks and benefits of newer oral anticoagulants are different in patients with CKD and patients with ESRD. Patients with GFR
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe reservoir and pump function of the RA is significantly reduced in patients with typical AFL. Prophylactic CTI ablation warrants further study as adjunctive therapy to AF catheter ablation in selected patients with RA dysfunction.
Source: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Patient-reported outcomes are routinely assessed in atrial fibrillation (AF) to evaluate efficacy of treatment and as clinical trial outcomes. The relation of depression to such measures has had limited study in AF.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to explore medication adherence in patients with AF, and explore associations with health literacy, cognition, or AF knowledge.
Source: Heart, Lung and Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
ConclusionIn patients with NVAF receiving apixaban for stroke prevention in this real-world analysis,>  80% were prescribed an appropriate dosage of apixaban. Proactive procedures, such as integrating an electronic dosing algorithm, educating healthcare providers, and involving clinical pharmacists in medication review, may help ensure the use of appropriate apixaban dosages.
Source: Drugs and Therapy Perspectives - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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