Catheter Ablation in Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation

Condition:   Atrial Fibrillation Interventions:   Procedure: Cryoablation;   Procedure: Placebo Sponsors:   East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust;   Eastbourne Cardiology Research Charity Fund Recruiting
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Authors: Samaras A, Kartas A, Vasdeki D, Dividis G, Forozidou E, Fotos G, Kotsi E, Paschou E, Tsoukra P, Goulas I, Karvounis H, Giannakoulas G, Tzikas A PMID: 32259588 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: Hellenic J Cardiol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Risk factors, aetiology, and precipitating factors of HF in de novo and ADCHF differ. De novo HF also had lower 1-year mortality and 3-month mortality compared to ADCHF. PMID: 32252602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
Authors: Liang G, Xu B, Wang S, Li C, Zhong G Abstract We performed a meta-analysis comparing the procedural and outcomes data and related to left atrial appendage occlusion guided by intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients. Technical success with ICE was significantly similar to that of TEE (odds ratio [OR] 1.38, 95% CI [0.62, 3.09], I2 = 0%, P = 0.43). The peri-procedural complications showed no significant difference between the two groups (OR 0.84, 95% CI [0.57, 1.23], I2 = 0%, P = 0.37). Mortality was similar in procedures using...
Source: Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Rev Cardiovasc Med Source Type: research
Authors: Sáez-Torres de Vicente M, Martínez Puig P, Valverde Toresano L PMID: 32248996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
Beyond age, traditionally recognized risk factors for falls include unsteady gait, muscle weakness, impaired cognition, and poly- pharmacy. Malik et al2 present a detailed systematic review evaluating the role of atrial fibrillation (AF) in falls/sync...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
OBJECTIVE: To examine the potential association of atrial fibrillation (AF) to syncope and falls, we undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis given the increasing prevalence of AF in older adults as well as emerging data that it is a risk factor for...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Authors: Martignani C, Massaro G, Biffi M, Ziacchi M, Diemberger I Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia; its incidence is expected to rise in the coming years due to the aging of the western population. It is associated not only with clinical, but also with significant social and economic issues; in fact, AF-related healthcare costs have been estimated at several million euros in some European countries. Therefore, interventions aimed at improvement of clinical management and reduction of direct and indirect healthcare costs, related to AF, would be strongly recommended in view ...
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
Most common sustained post-operative arrhythmia – MCQ Most common sustained post-operative arrhythmia: a) Atrial tachycardia b) Atrial fibrillation c) Ventricular tachycardia d) Ventricular fibrillation Post your answer as a comment below
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Medicine MCQ - CVS Source Type: blogs
Source: Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Purpose of review To review the shared pathology of atrial fibrillation and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and the prognostic, diagnostic, and treatment challenges incurred by the co-occurrence of these increasingly prevalent diseases. Recent findings Multiple risk factors and mechanisms have been proposed as potentially linking atrial fibrillation and HFpEF, with systemic inflammation more recently being invoked. Nonvitamin K oral anticoagulants, left atrial appendage occlusion devices, and catheter ablation have emerged as alternative treatment options. Other novel pharmacological agents, suc...
Source: Current Opinion in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: CARDIAC FAILURE: Edited by Rebecca Cogswell and Gene Kim Source Type: research
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