OneProjects raises $17M to launch imaging platform
OneProjects has raised a total of $17 million in a new financing roun...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian nets FDA breakthrough nod for radioablation unit Ultrasound spots cardiac arrhythmic sites better than ECG ASTRO: Radiation therapy can calm rapid heart rhythm 3D models advance therapy for heart rhythm disorders Echocardiography technique can guide atrial fibrillation ablation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High-Dose Omega-3s Tied to Higher Risk for Atrial Fibrillation High-Dose Omega-3s Tied to Higher Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
A meta-analysis of seven randomized trials suggests a dose-dependent increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation with marine omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AI accurately identifies artifacts on diffusion MRI
Artifacts on diffusion MRI can be accurately identified by an artificial intelligenc...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Brain MRI shows link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline AI algorithm can detect, quantify brain infarcts MRI shows 8 neuroradiologic patterns of COVID-19 Functional, diffusion MRI could benefit from AI AI, diffusion MRI can predict outcomes for epilepsy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI links obstructive sleep apnea and dementia
Brain MRI findings suggest treating people with obstructive sleep apnea coul...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Brain MRI shows link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline MRI shows link between white-matter hyperintensities and brain health PET/MRI study looks at head injuries and Alzheimer's disease MRI shows slimmer tongue reduces sleep apnea MRI shows less gray matter in kids with sleep apnea (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AF a Stroke Cause or Innocent Bystander? The Debate Continues AF a Stroke Cause or Innocent Bystander? The Debate Continues
What if some low-risk patients with infrequent atrial fibrillation were not put on continuous and permanent oral anticoagulation, but let monitoring tell them when to start and stop OAC?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Early Rhythm Control for Atrial Fibrillation Early Rhythm Control for Atrial Fibrillation
Medscape Medical Affairs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Virtual Symposium Source Type: news

Ablation vs. Drugs for Treatment of AF in Racial Minorities Ablation vs. Drugs for Treatment of AF in Racial Minorities
A new study compared outcomes for catheter ablation and drug therapy in racial and ethnic minorities with atrial fibrillation. Why might drug therapy result in worse outcomes in these populations?Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Listen to your heart, especially for irregular beats
September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, and with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that more than 12 million people in the U.S. will have Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) by 2030, it ’s important to raise awareness for these heart irregularities that many don’t fully understand. In this article, I will unpack everything you need to know about heart arrythmias, electrophysiology and the cutting-edge treatments available for these conditions. Q: What are heart… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Dr. Ramesh Hariharan Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: What Caused This Man's Atrial Arrhythmia? ECG Challenge: What Caused This Man's Atrial Arrhythmia?
A 77-year-old hypertensive man has atrial fibrillation, but his ECG patterns reveal more about the arrythmia.Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Suggest Positive Effect and Show Similar Safety with XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Compared to Aspirin in Pediatric Fontan Procedure Patients at Risk for Blood Clots and Blood Clot-Related Events
RARITAN, NJ, September 27, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today new data from the Phase 3 UNIVERSE study showing treatment with XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) in an oral suspension formulation, compared to treatment with aspirin, was associated with numerically fewer blood clots and clinical events strongly associated with blood clots in pediatric patients (aged 2-8 years) who have undergone the Fontan procedure. [1] These findings, which were published this month in the Journal of the American Heart Association and included in a recent New Drug Application submitted to the...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Regular Nightshift Work Linked to Atrial Fibrillation, CHD Regular Nightshift Work Linked to Atrial Fibrillation, CHD
New data show a greater risk for atrial fibrillation and coronary heart disease (CHD) associated with chronic nightshift work, and women appear to be more susceptible.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Brain MRI shows link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline
Particular findings on brain MRI appear to be connected to atrial fibrillatio...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Researchers publish database of fMRI cases Portable MRI helps clarify stroke symptoms more quickly MRI shows possible cause for attention woes after stroke MRI technique boosts stroke images Study finds diffusion-weighted MRI tops CT in diagnosing stroke (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Can You Do About AF in Primary Care? What Can You Do About AF in Primary Care?
The latest evidence on the prevention and management of atrial fibrillation provides guidance to primary care clinicians.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

What's the Right TIMING for NOAC After Ischemic Stroke? What's the Right TIMING for NOAC After Ischemic Stroke?
Early treatment with novel oral anticoagulants is noninferior to delayed treatment among patients with ischemic stroke and atrial fibrillation, according to data from a registry-based randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A Good Night's Sleep Linked to Lower Arrhythmia Risk A Good Night's Sleep Linked to Lower Arrhythmia Risk
In a study of more than 400,000 people, those who reported generally sleeping through the night had less atrial fibrillation and bradyarrhythmia than those who reported having difficulty sleeping.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Managing atrial fibrillation
Nearly 3 million Americans are living with a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, according to the American Heart Association. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that number could be as high as 12 million by the start of the next decade. But what is atrial fibrillation and how do you fix it? Reporter Jason Howland talks to a Mayo Clinic cardiologist to find out in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Your Smartwatch Says You ’re in AFib. Now What?
A new generation of wearable devices enable patients to catch atrial fibrillation earlier than ever. Is that a good thing? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is your heart skipping beats? If it’s happening a lot, it could be AFib.
An erratic heart rhythm needs to be checked out by a doctor because atrial fibrillation can lead to such complications as stroke and heart failure. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Entis Source Type: news

Strokes could be prevented by a simple thumb test
The test, which involves measuring electrical activity from the heart as it passes through the thumb, picks up signs of atrial fibrillation (AF), a leading cause of strokes that affects 1.4 million Britons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atrial fibrillation: The simple lifestyle tweaks that could significantly lower your risk
ATRIAL fibrillation is thought to affect 1.4 million people in England alone. The condition often causes recurrent symptoms, notably palpitations, shortness of breath, feeling light-headed, all of which can negatively affect an individual's quality of life. Some simple lifestyle tweaks, however, could lower the risk of all complications associated with the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screening Seniors for A-Fib Reduces Risk for Adverse Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 1, 2021 -- Screening for atrial fibrillation offers a small net benefit in an older population, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in The Lancet, to coincide with the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2021: The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Most Common Cause of Atrial Fibrillation
What Is the Most Common Cause of Atrial Fibrillation? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Individual A-Fib Episodes Tied to Recent Alcohol Intake
TUESDAY, Aug. 31, 2021 -- Individual atrial fibrillation (AF) episodes are associated with increased odds of recent alcohol consumption, according to a study published online Aug. 31 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Gregory M. Marcus, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Renal Decline Slower With Rivaroxaban Than Warfarin in AF Patients Renal Decline Slower With Rivaroxaban Than Warfarin in AF Patients
The oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban is associated with both slower decline in kidney function and reduced risk of renal events compared with warfarin in atrial fibrillation patients.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Alcohol Ups Risk for Atrial Fibrillation Episode Hours Later Alcohol Ups Risk for Atrial Fibrillation Episode Hours Later
"The more alcohol consumed, the higher that risk," the lead author says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Atrial fibrillation: The drink that causes an ‘immediate risk’ of condition ‘within hours'
ATRIAL fibrillation is believed to be one of the most preventable causes of stroke nationwide. The condition, characterised by dizziness and palpitations, can be asymptomatic, making it difficult to diagnose. A new study identified a drink that could increase the risk of an episode within hours of consumption. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irregular heart rhythm can be triggered within four hours of consuming alcohol, study suggests
It is known that atrial fibrillation can be triggered by too much alcohol. But now a study suggests just a small amount of booze can bring on an episode. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol Ups Risk for Atrial Fibrillation Episode
Hours Later (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 31, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Late-Breaking Data Shows Abbott's Amplatzer ™ Amulet™ Occluder Offers Superior Left Atrial Appendage Closure Compared to Watchman‡ Device for People With Atrial Fibrillation at Risk of Stroke
- New data presented at ESC Congress 2021 and simultaneously published in Circulation show Amulet Occluder was superior in left atrial appendage (LAA) closure and noninferior on safety and effectiveness endpoints compared to Watchman device (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - August 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Working Night Shift May Up Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
MONDAY, Aug. 30, 2021 -- Both current and lifetime night shift exposure are associated with increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online Aug. 10 in the European Heart Journal. Ningjian Wang, from Shanghai Jiao... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can You Exercise Your A-fib Away?
TUESDAY, Aug. 24, 2021 -- Millions of Americans live with a common abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation (a-fib), but new research suggests that exercise might ease the severity of the condition. When folks with a-fib participated in a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves Expanded Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Indication for XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin to Include Patients After Lower-Extremity Revascularization (LER) Due to Symptomatic PAD
RARITAN, N.J., August 24, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expanded peripheral artery disease (PAD) indication for the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 100 mg once daily) to include patients following recent lower-extremity revascularization (LER) due to symptomatic PAD. The approval is based on data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study. With this approval, XARELTO® is the first and only therapy indicated to help reduce the risks of major cardiovascular (CV) e...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

FDA Approves Abbott's Amplatzer Amulet for Atrial Fibrillation   FDA Approves Abbott's Amplatzer Amulet for Atrial Fibrillation  
Long available in Europe, the approval heats up the US market of minimally invasive solutions for stroke prevention with left atrial appendage closure.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 17, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Working Night Shifts Could Raise Odds for A-Fib
TUESDAY, Aug. 17, 2021 -- Long stints on the night shift could set you up for the dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation (a-fib), new research suggests. For the study, the researchers analyzed data on more than 283,000 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Abbott's Amplatzer(TM) Amulet(TM) Device Approved by FDA to Treat People With Atrial Fibrillation at Risk of Stroke
Amulet is the first and only minimally invasive treatment option to offer immediate closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA), so blood-thinning medication isn't needed following implantation The device helps to prevent blood clots from forming and lea... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, FDA Abbott, Amplatzer Amulet, Left Atrial Appendage Occluder (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abbott's Amplatzer ™ Amulet™ Device Approved by FDA to Treat People With Atrial Fibrillation at Risk of Stroke
- Amulet is the first and only minimally invasive treatment option to offer immediate closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA), so blood-thinning medication isn't needed following implantation (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - August 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

' Striking' Difference in Adverse Events in Women With Watchman LAAO'Striking' Difference in Adverse Events in Women With Watchman LAAO
National registry data show higher rates of major complications and death among women with atrial fibrillation with the preventive procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Can Yoga Can Help Your AFib?
WebMD explains how yoga can help prevent the speeding up or slowing down of the heartbeat that's common if you have atrial fibrillation (AFib). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term Functional Outcomes in Older Adults With AF Long-term Functional Outcomes in Older Adults With AF
This study found that functional decline was common in older adults with AF, even in the absence of stroke.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Atrial Fibrillation Travel Tips
No need to get anxious about hitting the road when you have atrial fibrillation, or AFib. Plan ahead to make your trip fun and relaxing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Popular’ supplement could raise risk of atrial fibrillation, experts warn
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION is the most common heart rhythm disturbances, affecting around 1.4 million people in the UK. The condition increases the risk of serious complications including stroke and heart failure. A new study has found one popular supplements could have dire consequences for some who take it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New-AF Risk May Not Rise With Light Drinking, May Fall With Wine New-AF Risk May Not Rise With Light Drinking, May Fall With Wine
How drinking affects risk for new atrial fibrillation may depend not only on amount but also choice of alcoholic beverage, a study suggests. Very low intake of some drinks may protect against AF.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Polypharmacy: an unignorable factor for fall injury in the elderly - Sugitani K, Ito H.
This study showed the association between atrial fibrillation and increased risk of incident fracture. The relationship between atri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

ElectroPhysiology Frontiers announces appointment of Avi Fischer, M.D. as CEO
MILAN, Aug. 2, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ElectroPhysiology Frontiers S.p.A. (EPF), announced that its Board of Directors unanimously appointed Avi Fischer, M.D. as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company and a member of its Bo... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Personnel ElectroPhysiology Frontiers, single-shot ablation, atrial fibrillation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Early Rhythm Control Key in A-Fib and Heart Failure
FRIDAY, July 30, 2021 -- For patients with atrial fibrillation and signs and symptoms of heart failure, early rhythm control (ERC) therapy reduces cardiovascular events, according to a study published online July 30 in Circulation to coincide with... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Disparities Seen in Use of Standard of Care Blood Thinners for Atrial Fibrillation Disparities Seen in Use of Standard of Care Blood Thinners for Atrial Fibrillation
Minority patients with atrial fibrillation are less likely to be treated with standard of care blood thinners than white patients, a new study of US Veterans Administration data suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA News: Deaths Related to Irregular Heart Rhythm May Be Rising, Especially Among Younger People
THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Deaths related to atrial fibrillation appear to be on the rise, especially among younger adults, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation – often called AFib – is an irregular... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Atrial Fibrillation, A Common Heart Problem That ’s Easy to Miss
About three million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with A-fib, a heart-rhythm abnormality that ’s on the rise. Here’s how to recognize the signs and treat it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Preventive Medicine Content Type: Service Heart Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Rates of Adverse Events Lower With Apixaban for A - Fib in Older Adults
Apixaban the only direct oral anticoagulant linked to lower adverse event rates than warfarin for patients with atrial fibrillation across frailty levels (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Rates of Adverse Events Lower With Apixaban for A-Fib in Older Adults
TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 -- For older adults with atrial fibrillation, apixaban is associated with lower rates of adverse events than warfarin across all frailty levels, according to a study published online July 20 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news