Femoral vascular complications after catheter ablation in the current era ~ The utility of computed tomography imaging ~

ConclusionVascular complications are still not negligible procedure ‐related complications during catheter ablation in the current era. CTA provides a rapid and precise diagnosis for optimal treatment strategies.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

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Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in the general population. In western countries with aging populations, atrial fibrillation poses a significant health concern, as it is associated with a high risk of thromboembolism, stroke, congestive heart failure, and myocardial infarction. Thrombi are generated in the left atrial appendage, and subsequent embolism into the cerebral circulation is a major cause of ischemic stroke. Therefore, patients have a lifetime risk of stroke, and those at high risk, defined as a CHA2DS2-VASc2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age>75 years, diabetes mel...
Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion The mortality rate of anticoagulated atrial fibrillation patients is increased with respect to the general population, particularly among patients treated with VKAs. The mortality rate for intracranial bleeding with DOACs is similar to that observed in the general population.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Research articles: Arrhythmias Source Type: research
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ConclusionVascular complications are still not negligible procedure ‐related complications during catheter ablation in the current era. CTA provides a rapid and precise diagnosis for optimal treatment strategies.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
AbstractAtrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is a major cause of embolic stroke. In patients at high bleeding risk such as those with hemophilia, the thromboembolic prevention is challenging. We herein present three patients affected by moderate to severe hemophilia and atrial fibrillation that were treated in our Institution between March 2018 and September 2019, with percutaneous left atrial appendage closure. In patients with relative or absolute contraindications to long-term anticoagulant therapy, the left atrial appendage closure could represent a reasonable strategy.
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common arrhythmia which carries a significant risk of stroke. Secondary prevention, in particular in the acute phase of stroke with anti-thrombotic therapy has not been validated. The aim of this review is to evaluate the available evidence on the use of antithrombotic therapy in patients with recent stroke who have AF, and suggest a treatment algorithm for the various time points, taking into account both the bleeding and thrombosis risks posed at each stage. PMID: 32264805 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
Conclusion: A frequent ablation device position changing during the surgery makes it possible to achieve complete left atrial posterior wall and pulmonary veins isolation. An increased number of applications allows to avoid a false positive transmural damage assessment showed by impedance drop. Also, frequent position changing of the ablation device and increased number of applications do not affect the number of postoperative complications.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionFemales were associated with persistently reduced odds of receipt of CRT-D compared to males over an eleven-year period. The present study identifies important factors that predict the choice of CRT device offered to patients in the US.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The intraprocedural combination of CBA and LAAC is feasible in patients with non-valvular AF with a high risk of stroke, TIA, and/or bleeding. Larger long-term randomized studies are needed to judge the overall safety and efficacy of the combined procedure. PMID: 32002565 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
Background Atrial fibrillation is common in the setting of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) although its impact on ACS remains controversial. Aim To describe in-hospital management of patients with atrial fibrillation and ACS evaluating the impact of atrial fibrillation on in-hospital and mid-term outcome. Methods We analysed the data of two prospective multicentre nationwide registries (IN-ACS Outcome and MANTRA) to assess clinical characteristics, management, and outcomes of patients with ACS and atrial fibrillation. Study outcomes included death from any cause and a composite end-point of death/re-infarction/strok...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Research articles: Arrhythmias Source Type: research
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