Four Might Be the Magic Number for Anticoagulation of Subclinical Afib
(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- In deciding on anticoagulation with apixaban (Eliquis) for patients with device-detected, subclinical atrial fibrillation (SCAF), one key number appeared to distinguish those for whom the benefit would outweigh the... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 20, 2024 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet After Afib Ablation: Maybe?
(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- An olive oil-enhanced Mediterranean diet didn't help prevent atrial fibrillation (Afib, or AF) recurrence after ablation in the PREDIMAR randomized trial, although there was a signal for benefit in paroxysmal cases... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 19, 2024 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

AI-Guidance Boosts Arrhythmia Ablation Success in Persistent Cases
(MedPage Today) -- BOSTON -- For persistent atrial fibrillation (Afib), adding artificial intelligence guidance for ablation site selection improved success, the TAILORED trial showed. Freedom from Afib after one procedure regardless of antiarrhythmic... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 18, 2024 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Story Health, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute partner for AFib program
The organizations will codevelop an atrial fibrillation program that provides clinical decision support tools and patient coaching between clinical visits. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 16, 2024 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Why are elite athletes prone to abnormal heart rhythms?
On 1 July 2023, as Tour de France riders pedaled out of Bilbao, Spain, toward the French Pyrenees mountains, sports cardiologist Andre La Gerche tuned in from Melbourne, Australia. “It’s exciting watching the screen and knowing the engines”—the hearts powering the cyclists forward, says La Gerche, who works at the St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Five of the cyclists who won daily stages early in the race are also participants in an ambitious study, led by La Gerche, of the effects of endurance exercise on the heart. These include powerful protection aga...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 14, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Deep Learning Model Using Transthoracic Echocardiograms Can ID A-Fib
TUESDAY, May 14, 2024 -- A deep learning model using transthoracic echocardiograms (TTEs) can predict patients with active or occult atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online April 13 in npj Digital Medicine. Neal Yuan, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Disparities in Direct Oral Anticoagulant Initiation Have Declined in Recent Years
FRIDAY, May 10, 2024 -- Historical disparities in initiation of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for atrial fibrillation have lessened for Black and Hispanic patients, according to a study published online May 6 in JAMA Network Open.Kamika... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 10, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SGLT2i for Mitral Regurgitation; Mining Angiograms With AI; Melatonin and CVD Risk?
(MedPage Today) -- The Apple Watch atrial fibrillation feature got added to FDA's list of qualified devices for use in clinical studies. (Mashable) The SGLT2 inhibitor ertugliflozin (Steglatro) showed promise for the reduction of functional mitral... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 7, 2024 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

A-Fib Patients Younger Than 65 Face Heightened Risk for Heart-Related Hospitalization
TUESDAY, May 7, 2024 -- Patients younger than 65 years with atrial fibrillation (AF) have a significant burden of risk factors and comorbidities, as well as heightened risk for hospitalization for cardiovascular events, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 7, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AI Might Boost Detection of A-Fib
TUESDAY, May 7, 2024 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) program trained to analyze cardiac ultrasounds can detect abnormal heart rhythms that a doctor is apt to overlook, a new study reports. " Atrial fibrillation can come and go, so it might not be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The FDA approves Apple Watch's heart monitoring tool for use in clinical trials
The Agency has qualified Apple ' s atrial fibrillation history feature as a medical device development tool, allowing it to be used in clinical trials. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 6, 2024 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA Qualifies Apple ’s AFib History feature as an MDDT
The FDA today announced that it has qualified the Apple Watch AFib ( Atrial Fibrillation) history feature as an MDDT (Medical Device Development Tools). Apple’s Afib history feature becomes the first digital health technology qualified under MDDT to provide a non-invasive way to check estimates of…#fda #applewatchafib #atrialfibrillation #apple #mddt #afib #applewatch #johnsonjohnson #newmayoclinic #applesatrial (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DOACs for older adults with atrial fibrillation and falls: results from the prospective single-centre DOAFF study - Catalani F, Patetta LMA, Campello E, Fino R, Novello S, Occhipinti G, Zanforlini BM, Simioni P, Sergi G.
INTRODUCTION: Falls are one of the most fearsome events in anticoagulated older adults. The evidence concerning safety of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in falling elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is still limited. METHODS: We pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New Expert Consensus on Ablation Strategies for AF New Expert Consensus on Ablation Strategies for AF
An updated expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation offered practical advice on various new tools in the field.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 26, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

To Switch or Not to Switch Anticoagulation?
Reference: Joosten LPT, et al. Safety of Switching From a Vitamin K Antagonist to a Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulant in Frail Older Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Results of the FRAIL-AF Randomized Controlled Trial. Circulation 2024;149(4):279 –289. https://doi.org/10.1161/circulationaha.123.066485. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 26, 2024 Category: Health Management Authors: Omid Salaami Tags: Pragmatic Research Source Type: news