High AI-ECG-AF Risk Score Tied to Worse Cognition, Cognitive Decline
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence-enabled electrocardiogram (AI-ECG) for atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with cognition and may predict cognitive decline, according to a study published in the May issue of the Mayo Clinic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Andrew Neil health: Journalist's 'wake-up call' heart condition - atrial fibrillation
ANDREW NEIL is tonight launching a brand new 10-part show on Channel 4, which will see the interviewer back on prime time television to discuss the latest political issues. It was during his last venture that Neil's health took a worrying turn, as he was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat. As a consequence the 72-year-old had to make some drastic changes to his lifestyle. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AF Screening: The Tools Are Ready, But Should We Do It? AF Screening: The Tools Are Ready, But Should We Do It?
The 2022 update of the United States Preventive Services Task Force concluded that there ' s insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for atrial fibrillation. Was this the right decision?Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Heated Intrathoracic Chemotherapy Could Extend Mesothelioma Survival
Patients with pleural mesothelioma undergoing aggressive surgery should consider combining it with controversial hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy to extend survival, according to a recent study. Although the procedure, also known as HITHOC, has yet to be proven effective in a randomized clinical trial – and still is being debated by mesothelioma specialists – the report has elevated its status as a potentially useful adjuvant. “We concluded that the heated chemotherapy, delivered in a specialty center, has shown benefit,” researcher Alan G. Dawson told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “It...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 3, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Pleural Treatment Source Type: news

Early EP Consult, Ordered in the ER, a Boon to AF Outcomes Early EP Consult, Ordered in the ER, a Boon to AF Outcomes
A simple intervention could potentially lead to faster and better care of patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation, making further ER visits less likely and prolonging survival, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 2, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic research finds AI-enabled ECGs may identify patients at greater risk of stroke, cognitive decline
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac rhythm abnormality, has been linked to one-third of ischemic strokes, the most common type of stroke. But atrial fibrillation is underdiagnosed, partly because many patients are asymptomatic. Artificial intelligence-enabled electrocardiography (ECG) w as recently shown to identify the presence of brief episodes of atrial fibrillation, and the ability of an AI-enabled ECG algorithm to predict atrial fibrillation up to 10 years before clinical diagnosis has been confirmed… (Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News - May 2, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Cutting Dementia Risk in AF: Does Type of Rhythm Control Matter? Cutting Dementia Risk in AF: Does Type of Rhythm Control Matter?
The way sinus rhythm is restored in patients with atrial fibrillation might make a difference to risk for later dementia, suggests a cohort study that still leaves plenty of questions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 29, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study Finds 89% of Patients Treated for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Using Abbott's Ablation Device Remain Symptom-Free for at Least 15 Months
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Source: Abbott.com - April 29, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘Significant interaction’: Omega-3 pills linked to 50% higher risk of atrial fibrillation
EXPERTS recently warned poor dietary habits could be fuelling incidence rates of atrial fibrillation . According to data, cases of the condition - which carries a hidden stroke risk - have grown 72 percent over the past two decades. The findings of a recent study, suggest that taking omega-3 supplements at higher doses could be implicated in the risk of the dangerous heart condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott Strengthens Left Atrial Appendage Closure Leadership With U.S. Availability of Amplatzer(TM) Steerable Delivery Sheath for the Company's Amulet(TM) Device
First and only steerable delivery system designed to help seal the left atrial appendage (LAA) in people with atrial fibrillation who are at an increased risk of stroke Now available in the U.S., Abbott's steerable sheath offers precise and flexible pla... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Product Launch Abbott, Amplatzer Amulet, Left Atrial Appendage Occluder (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 28, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Atrial fibrillation cases on 'staggering rise' putting millions at risk of having a stroke
A "STAGGERING" rise in the prevalence of atrial fibrillation over the past two decades has fanned concerns over the welfare of hundreds of thousands of people. Researchers have warned many of those affected have a "hidden" stroke risk in their hearts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yale lab uncovers the role of enzyme in preventing common arrhythmia
The discovery could lead to new therapies that address the underlying cause of atrial fibrillation, the most common type of arrhythmia. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 25, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Atrial Fibrillation and Acceleration of Frailty Atrial Fibrillation and Acceleration of Frailty
Is atrial fibrillation associated with accelerated progression of frailty in older adults?Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Investment and impact fund supports DOACs
Two new primary care network (PCN) investment and impact Fund (IIF) indicators for 2022/23 have been announced; CVD-05 encourages more atrial fibrillation (AF) patients to be treated with direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) and CVD-06 encourages, where clinically appropriate, more patients treated with DOACs to be prescribed edoxaban. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 22, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study Points to Causal Role for Lp(a) in Atrial Fibrillation Study Points to Causal Role for Lp(a) in Atrial Fibrillation
The relation is relatively modest but strongly argues for increased testing of Lp(a) and adding atrial fibrillation as a secondary outcome to ongoing trials, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 20, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news