Managing Uncertainty in Couples Living With Atrial Fibrillation.

CONCLUSIONS:: Atrial fibrillation affects the partner relationship by bringing uncertainty into couples' daily lives. Even though this study shares similarities with previous studies on couples living with chronic disease, it contributes to the existing knowledge by presenting a set of strategies used by couples in managing uncertainty when living with AF. PMID: 24108265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research

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Conclusions The eCRF was inversely associated with AF, and participants with improved eCRF over a 10-yr period had less risk of AF. These findings support the hypothesis that fitness may prevent AF.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research
Condition:   Atrial Fibrillation Intervention:   Sponsor:   University Hospital Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Not yet recruiting
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Apple continues to move deeper into healthcare - particularly in the field of medical research. The tech giant has announced three health studies its U.S. customers can now enroll in through a new research app. The studies include the Apple Women’s Health Study, the Apple Heart and Movement Study, and the Apple Hearing Study. Conducted in partnership with leading academic and research institutions, these multi-year longitudinal studies are available in the new Research app, which can be downloaded today from the App Store. The Cupertino, CA-based company said now participants can potentially groundbreaki...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: R & D Source Type: news
It’s one of the goals of digital medicine: you wear a device on your wrist that constantly monitors aspects of your health, and if anything is off, it sends you an alert. That’s your cue to connect with your doctor or get a more thorough checkup to head off any potentially serious problems down the road. That’s the idea behind the Heart app on the Apple Watch, which can monitor heart pulse patterns, and detect abnormalities, which could indicate a condition called atrial fibrillation, or AFib. The irregular heart beats characteristic of AFib could lead to stroke, blood clots and heart failure. Researcher...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Apple watch heart Source Type: news
THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 -- For older patients with atrial fibrillation, the competing risks for death reduce the net clinical benefit (NCB) of oral anticoagulation, according to a study published online Nov. 11 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
After discharge from the emergency department, patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) assigned to a specialized clinic are much more likely to receive appropriate care, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information
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Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Mohammed Shurrab, Asaf Danon, Sami Alnasser, Benedict Glover, Anna Kaoutskaia, Mark Henderson, David Newman, Eugene Crystal, Dennis KoAbstractBackgroundThe choice of antithrombotic therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who have an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is challenging. We aimed to assess outcomes between dual antithrombotic therapy with DOACs plus an antiplatelet agent (Dual therapy) in comparison to warfarin plus two antiplatelet agents (Triple therap...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Apple Inc's Heart study, the largest yet to explore the role of wearable devices in identifying potential heart problems, found the device could accurately detect atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday.
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AbstractLone atrial fibrillation (AF) can cause functional mitral regurgitation (MR), commonly referred to as “atrial functional MR (AFMR).” This type of MR has recently received much attention as an important cause of heart failure, and it represents a considerable therapeutic target in heart failure patients with AF. Mitral annular dilatation due to left atrial (LA) dilatation can be recognized as an original cause of AFMR, whereas the exact cascade of AFMR etiologies has not been established. AFMR is typically classified as Carpentier type I, and is likely to have a central jet. In contrast, a proportion of ...
Source: Journal of Echocardiography - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundDexmedetomidine has been shown to have antiarrhythmic effects by exhibiting sympatholytic properties and activating the vagus nerve in preclinical studies. Results from clinical trials of dexmedetomidine on atrial fibrillation (AF) following adult cardiac surgery are controversial.Materials and methodsWe searched EMBASE, PubMed and Cochrane CENTRAL databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the antiarrhythmic effect of dexmedetomidine versus placebo or other anesthetic drugs in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The primary outcome was the incidence of AF. The secondary outcomes w...
Source: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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