Different Effects of Pulmonary Vein Isolation on Quality of Life Between Patients with Persistent and Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation.
This study was performed to compare the changes in QOL after extended PVI between patients with PerAF and paroxysmal AF (PAF).Patients with PAF (n = 38) and PerAF (n = 22) who underwent their first PVI and developed no AF recurrence 6 months after PVI were enrolled. QOL surveys were performed at baseline and 6 months post-ablation using Short Form-36 surveys.The mental component summary score (MCS) (53.4 ± 10.2 to 56.5 ± 7.1, P = 0.019) and physical component summary score (PCS) (46.1 ± 10.6 to 48.5 ± 8.3, P = 0.015) improved after PVI in the PAF group. The PCS, but not the MCS, improved after PVI in the PerAF group (45.8 ± 7.9 to 51.5 ± 6.2, P
ConclusionChest pain is a common cause for BrS diagnosis, although major part is not apparently explained by ischemic heart disease. Mechanisms leading to chest main remain unknown in the other ones. ST elevation is higher in this situation but does not seem to carry poor prognosis.
Publication date: May 2020Source: American Heart Journal, Volume 223Author(s): Matthew R. Weir, Veronica Ashton, Kenneth T. Moore, Shubham Shrivastava, Eric D. Peterson, Eric M. Ammann
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Minority patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and atrial fibrillation were less likely than whites to fill warfarin prescriptions, even though they were more likely to experience a stroke, researchers say.Reuters Health Information
This study assessed overall rate and social inequalities of OAC usage after the introduction of NOAC in Korea. METHODS: Between January 2002 and December 2016, we identified 888,540 patients with AF in the Korea National Health Insurance system database. The change of OAC rate in different medical systems after the introduction of NOAC were evaluated. RESULTS: In all population, overall OAC use increased from 13.2% to 23.4% (p for trend
Saying ‘calm down’ totally calmed me down, thank you so much – said no one ever. Just like in the case of anger- suggesting taking it easy doesn’t help people suffering from anxiety either. It can even make people feel more separated and lonelier than before. They may feel their loved ones don’t understand them and that’s a stress factor for everyone. So, is there a better, modern way to manage anxiety? This would be a short and sad article if there wasn’t – so here is the good news: there sure is… Source: uniquemindcare.com Let’s see some facts Anxiety ...
Authors: Kim HJ, Kang T, Kang MJ, Ahn HS, Sohn SY Abstract BACKGROUND: Hyperthyroidism is associated with various cardiovascular risk factors. However, the relationship between hyperthyroidism and myocardial infarction (MI) or stroke has not been fully elucidated; only a few studies have investigated the association of hyperthyroidism with survival after MI or stroke. METHODS: We included 59,021 hyperthyroid patients and 1,180,420 age- and sex-matched control cohort from the Korean National Health Insurance database. Blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), glucose and cholesterol level, and smoking history were ...
CONCLUSIONS: Heterozygous FH is associated with increased risk for stroke, PAD and AoVC. Clinicians should take these non-CHD ASCVD aspects into consideration for optimal management of FH patients. PMID: 32096673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conditions: Cryptogenic Stroke; High Risk Patent Foramen Ovale Intervention: Procedure: Percutaneous device closure Sponsors: Asan Medical Center; Medtronic Recruiting
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation Intervention: Other: Venous ACT Sponsor: Duke University Enrolling by invitation