Geriatric Syndromes and Atrial Fibrillation Geriatric Syndromes and Atrial Fibrillation
How prevalent are falls and other geriatric syndromes in older patients with AF? Is there an association of geriatric syndromes with anticoagulant use in this population?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

S4 Medical Closes Series A Financing
CLEVELAND, April 2, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- S4 Medical moves a step closer in developing the most comprehensive solution to protect the esophagus from thermal injury during catheter ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation (AF... Devices, Venture Capital S4 Medical, esolution catheter (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Upstate offering minimally invasive TT Maze procedure and clip to eliminate atrial fibrillation and reduce risk of stroke
Procedure is highly effective for those with chronic A-fib. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - April 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Anticoagulants Compared for Valvular A-Fib
TUESDAY, March 30, 2021 -- For patients who are new to therapy for valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) as a class are effective and safe compared with warfarin, with some variability among individual DOACs,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Things People With AFib Wish You Knew
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is when your heart beats too fast, too slow, or erratically. Here’s what some people with AFib want you to know. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insertable Cardiac Monitors Improve AF Detection After Stroke Insertable Cardiac Monitors Improve AF Detection After Stroke
ICMs detect atrial fibrillation (AF) more often than standard care does among patients with recent ischemic stroke linked to small-vessel occlusion or large-vessel atherosclerosis, the STROKE AF trial shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Fish Oil, Vitamin D Won't Prevent A-Fib: Study
A-fib, also known as atrial fibrillation, affects more than 33 million people worldwide and is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acid, Vitamin D Do Not Cut Risk for A-Fib
THURSDAY, March 18, 2021 -- Neither marine omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), nor vitamin D3 are associated with a reduction in the risk for incident atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fish Oil, Vitamin D Won't Prevent A-Fib: Study
THURSDAY, March 18, 2021 -- For people hoping to prevent the heart rhythm disorder known as " a-fib, " new research shows that taking vitamin D or fish oil supplements won't help. A-fib, also known as atrial fibrillation, affects more than 33 million... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Living With the Side Effects of AFib
Your life will probably change in some ways after a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AFib). The symptoms can lead to shifts in your routine. It’s even normal to feel anxious or fearful at first. But with treatment and some healthy lifestyle changes, you can learn to manage the side effects of AFib. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing AF After Cardiac Surgery: What Matters Most Preventing AF After Cardiac Surgery: What Matters Most
A novel procedure offers a simple, intraoperative intervention to prevent post-operative atrial fibrillation, but questions remain on whether it will improve long-term clinical outcomes.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgeons at St. Michael’s perform first minimally invasive maze procedure for atrial fibrillation in Ontario
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 16, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Men with erectile dysfunction are at greater risk of being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat
(Natural News) Struggling to keep your erection up is bad news in itself, but men with erectile dysfunction may have more to worry about than just lack of sex. According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine, men with erectile dysfunction are more likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Exploring the link between... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Atrial Fibrillation Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Atrial Fibrillation
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is prevalent in up to 23% of all AF patients. This review examines the complex inter-relationship of these two conditions and their joint management.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Racial, Socioeconomic Disparities Seen in Atrial Fibrillation Treatment
THURSDAY, March 11, 2021 -- Racial and ethnic-minority groups and those with lower income are less likely to receive rhythm control treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online Feb. 26 in JAMA Network Open. Lauren... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Non-vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants and Risk of Fractures Non-vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants and Risk of Fractures
Is the risk of fracture associated with the use of NOACs lower than that seen with vitamin K antagonists in patients with atrial fibrillation?Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

New-onset Arrhythmias Low in COVID-19 and Flu New-onset Arrhythmias Low in COVID-19 and Flu
New-onset atrial fibrillation or flutter is uncommon in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and occurs at a rate similar to that seen in patients hospitalized with influenza.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Researchers find AI can predict new atrial fibrillation, stroke risk
(Geisinger Health System) A team of scientists from Geisinger and Tempus have found that artificial intelligence can predict risk of new atrial fibrillation (AF) and AF-related stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Carving Out a Niche for Low-Dose Edoxaban in Atrial Fibrillation Carving Out a Niche for Low-Dose Edoxaban in Atrial Fibrillation
The higher dose remains the standard, but a new ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 analysis puts the lower dose of the direct oral anticoagulation back in play.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

American Indians Face the Highest Odds for Stroke
THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- While strokes strike many Americans, a new study shows the risk is particularly high among American Indians. Researchers already knew that American Indians had the highest risk of atrial fibrillation, which is an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The risk of falling and consequences of falling in patients with atrial fibrillation receiving different types of anticoagulant - Jurin I, Lucijani ć M, Radonić V, Letilović T, Lucijanić J, Mesarov S, Zagorec N, Hadžibegović I.
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to investigate the predictors of falls requiring a visit to the emergency department in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) receiving different types of anticoagulants and to investigate the clinical consequences... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

American Indians Have Highest Risk for Nonhemorrhagic Stroke
WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 -- American Indians have the highest risk for nonhemorrhagic stroke, in the presence or absence of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online March 2 in the Journal of the American Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 and its cardiovascular effects: a systematic review of prevalence studies
In this short interview, Prof. John GF Cleland, senior author ofthis recently published Cochrane review, tells us about what this review found regarding the type of heart and blood vessel problems that complicate COVID-19 infections.Tell us about this review.This review first   focuses on cardiovascular problems pre-existing the development of COVID, usually in cases that were severe enough to require hospitalization. We know that older people are more likely to have cardiovascular disease and to be admitted with severe COVID. We are only looking at associations. It is unclear whether cardiovascular disease or age was...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

New open-source platform accelerates research into the treatment of heart arrhythmia's
(King's College London) An open-source platform, OpenEP co-developed by researchers from the School of Biomedical Engineering& Imaging Sciences at King's College London has been made available to advance research on atrial fibrillation, a condition characterised by an irregular (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds link between racial, socioeconomic factors and atrial fibrillation treatment
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Even though the use of rhythm control strategies for treating Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (AF), a common abnormal heart rhythm, have increased overall in the United States, patients from racial and ethnic minority groups and those with lower income were less likely to receive rhythm control treatment - often the preferred treatment - according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prediabetes Tied to Increased Stroke Risk With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Prediabetes Tied to Increased Stroke Risk With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation
Stroke risk in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation may be further increased by prediabetes, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Ablation Beats Drug Therapy for Women and Men With A-Fib
TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2021 -- For patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), those undergoing ablation have a significantly reduced risk for recurrent AF compared with those receiving drug therapy, regardless of sex, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When being too fit can be BAD for you
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart rhythm disorder which makes the heart beat irregularly and often abnormally fast, causing dizziness, shortness of breath and tiredness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic Data Suggest Increases in BP May Cause A-Fib
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2021 -- There seems to be a causal relationship between increased blood pressure (BP) and a higher risk for atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online Feb. 9 in the European Journal of Preventive... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The high tech patch which could save you from a stroke
The £245 patch is attached to the patient's chest for two weeks and records the electrical activity from their heart and could help diagnose atrial fibrillation before the condition develops. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Atrial fibrillation and surgery
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have symptoms of atrial fibrillation, and my doctor recommended that I have a cardiac ablation procedure. Is this a common method of treatment? If so, what should I expect? ANSWER: Atrial fibrillation is a disorder where electricity in the top chambers of the heart ? the atria ? is chaotic and causes the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 5, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Alcohol and the Electric Atrium II: When BAC Exceeds Legal Limit Alcohol and the Electric Atrium II: When BAC Exceeds Legal Limit
Acute electrophysiologic changes from blood alcohol concentrations kept at 0.08% were potentially proarrhythmic, suggesting a mechanistic link between excessive alcohol intake and atrial fibrillation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AliveCor updates its ECG software to determine three additional heart conditions
The company hopes that its more descriptive  reports will distinguish the personal ECG offering from others limited to atrial fibrillation detection alone. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 1, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Curious Variation in AF Incidence, Mortality Across Europe Curious Variation in AF Incidence, Mortality Across Europe
Most of Europe may be unified politically, but in some surprising ways, it's far from monolithic in its epidemiology of atrial fibrillation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FARAPULSE Receives European Approval To Commercialize Its Leading Pulsed Field Ablation System To Treat Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
FARAPULSE becomes first company in the world to commercialize a cardiac PFA system MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 29, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - FARAPULSE Inc. ("FARAPULSE" or "the Company") today announced that it h... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Regulatory FARAPULSE, Pulsed Field Ablation, Atrial Fibrillation, cardiac ablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AF at COVID-19 Admission Predicts Mortality, Demands Vigilance AF at COVID-19 Admission Predicts Mortality, Demands Vigilance
Atrial fibrillation, especially new-onset AF, independently predicted early death in patients with COVID-19 in 2 studies, and probably should'trigger a higher level of diagnostic and therapeutic effort. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Does Not Up Stroke Risk in A-Fib
MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2021 -- For patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), low-to-moderate alcohol intake is not associated with an increased risk for stroke or other cardiovascular events, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in CMAJ, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Atrial fibrillation following low voltage electrical injury - Ghosh S, Chandra A, Sen S, Dutta S.
Electrical injuries can have myriad presentations, including significant cardiac involvement. Arrhythmias are the most frequently experienced cardiac affliction, of which sinus tachycardia or bradycardia, ventricular fibrillation, atrial or ventricular pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Opportunities to better detect, manage and treat patients with undiagnosed atrial fibrillation
(Boston University School of Medicine) Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a higher risk of complications including ischemic stroke, cognitive decline, heart failure, myocardial infarction and death. AF frequently is undetected until complications such as stroke or heart failure occur. A new report led by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researcher Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, builds upon a recently conducted National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's virtual workshop that focused on identifying key research priorities related to AF screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Just One Drink a Day May Increase Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
As alcohol consumption increased, so did the risk of the potentially fatal heart rhythm disorder. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Alcoholic Beverages European Heart Journal Stroke Source Type: news

The laser surgery that puts heartbeat back on track in an HOUR
More than one million Britons have a heart rhythm problem known as atrial fibrillation. Diana Jackson, 68, from Arnside, Cumbria, underwent a new laser procedure to treat it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion, DOAC Comparable for AFib Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion, DOAC Comparable for AFib
Left atrial appendage occlusion for high-risk atrial fibrillation prevents stroke as well as direct oral anticoagulation, with a lower risk of major bleeding, according to a European study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Calcium-Induced Autonomic Denervation Linked to Lower Post-op AF Calcium-Induced Autonomic Denervation Linked to Lower Post-op AF
Intraoperative injection of calcium chloride into the four major atrial ganglionated plexi reduced the incidence of early postoperative atrial fibrillation in a proof-of-concept study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Even 1 Drink a Day May Raise Your Odds for A-Fib
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Moderate drinking is often touted as heart-healthy, but a large new study finds that even one drink a day might raise the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, is a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 14, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Consuming Alcohol May Increase Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Alcohol consumption, even at a level of one drink per day, is associated with an increased risk for atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online Jan. 12 in the European Heart Journal. Dora Csengeri,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ECG Challenge:'I'm Having Trouble Breathing'ECG Challenge:'I'm Having Trouble Breathing '
A man taking amiodarone for his atrial fibrillation feels increasingly short of breath and visits the emergency department. What's the diagnosis?Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

Oral Anticoagulants for Atrial Fibrillation: Benefits Outweigh Risks for Older Adults
Atrial fibrillation (AF) causes one in seven strokes overall, and one in four strokes in people over the age of 80, according to the National Institutes of Health — which makes stroke prevention a pillar of AF management. Yet oral anticoagulation (OAC), which reduces the risk of stroke by one-half to two-thirds in people with AF, is underutilized in the assisted living and long-term care population. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

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Benefits of oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation outweigh their risks for older adults. 7 (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

ACC/AHA Update Two Atrial Fibrillation Performance Measures ACC/AHA Update Two Atrial Fibrillation Performance Measures
The changes clarify the definition of atrial fibrillation and separate CHA2DS2-VASc risk score treatment thresholds for men and women; both are in line with 2019 guideline changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heavy Alcohol Consumption Tied to Worse Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes
TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2020 -- Heavy alcohol consumption increases the risk of adverse events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online Nov. 23 in EP Europace. Chewan Lim, from the Yonsei University College of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news