Incidence and Causes of In-hospital Outcomes and 30-day Readmissions After Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure: A United States Nationwide Retrospective Cohort Study Using Claims Data

Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (p-LAAC) emerged as an option for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients ’ ineligible for long-term anticoagulation.Real-world data on its in-hospital and 30-day readmission measures are limited.
Source: Heart Rhythm - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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ConclusionA considerable burden of previously unknown AF was detected when long-term monitoring was applied in at-risk patients. Biomarkers were associated with AF incidence and improved prediction of long AF episodes.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results suggest that sex-specific differences in LV geometry, hyper-contractility and diastolic function, not greater degree of LV myopathy, contribute to a higher, age-independent risk of diastolic HF in women with HCM.Graphical abstract
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study assessed patient preference for warfarin or DOAC based on a willingness to pay more for potential DOAC benefits. Current warfarin patients with atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism enrolled in the University of Utah Health Thrombosis Service were given a one-time electronic survey that assessed preferences between warfarin and DOACs using scenarios comparing effectiveness, safety, and convenience. When DOACs were preferred, patients were asked how much more they would be willing to pay monthly for the perceived advantages associated with DOACs. With 123 completed surveys, 68% of patients preferred to st...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Atrial fibrillation (AF), a risk factor for strokes and systemic thromboembolisms, is associated with unfavorable fibrin clot properties and increased thrombus formation in peripheral blood. The left atrial appendage (LAA) is known to be the primary site of thrombus formation.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Frequent drinking is more likely than binge drinking to increase your risk of the most common heart rhythm disorder, a new study finds. Atrial fibrillation (a-fib) increases the risk of stroke by fivefold. Symptoms include...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit announced at the TIME 100 Health Summit in New York that they are working together to help drive timely diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AFib) with the aim of improving earlier detection in individuals at increased risk of stroke.
Source: eHealth News EU - Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news
The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit announced at the TIME 100 Health Summit in New York that they are working together to help drive timely diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AFib) with the aim of improving earlier detection in individuals at increased risk of stroke.
Source: World Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Bristol-Myers Squibb Business and Industry Source Type: news
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cause of cerebral infarction, which could lead to endothelial dysfunction, increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and oxidized low density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL).AF is assoc...
Source: BMC Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is strongly associated with an increased risk of stroke, small vessel disease, and vascular dementia. Common vascular factors for stroke, such as hypertension, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation, are more prevalent in CKD patients, accounting for this association. However, factors unique to these patients, such as uraemia, oxidative stress, mineral and bone abnormalities, as well as dialysis-related factors are also believed to contribute to risk. Despite improvements in stroke treatment and survival in the general population, the rate of improvement in patients with CKD, especially those who ar...
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Background and aims: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major cause of ischemic stroke; however, detailed clinical data and prognostic factors for stroke patients with AF are lacking in Korea. We aimed to investigate clinical information and factors associated with functional outcomes of stroke patients with AF from the Korean nationwide ATrial fibrillaTion EvaluatioN regisTry in Ischemic strOke patieNts (K-ATTENTION) database.Methods: From January 2013 to December 2015, consecutive clinical information from acute stroke patients with AF or history of AF was collected from 11 centers in Korea. Collected data included demographi...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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