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Uninterrupted edoxaban vs. vitamin K antagonists for ablation of atrial fibrillation: the ELIMINATE-AF trial
ConclusionUninterrupted edoxaban therapy represents an alternative to uninterrupted VKA treatment in patients undergoing AF ablation.
Source: European Heart Journal - April 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Adverse effects of statin therapy: perception vs. the evidence – focus on glucose homeostasis, cognitive, renal and hepatic function, haemorrhagic stroke and cataract
ConclusionLong-term statin treatment is remarkably safe with a low risk of clinically relevant adverse effects as defined above; statin-associated muscle symptoms were discussed in a previous Consensus Statement. Importantly, the established cardiovascular benefits of statin therapy far outweigh the risk of adverse effects.
Source: European Heart Journal - April 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Blood pressure and in-hospital outcomes in patients presenting with ischaemic stroke
ConclusionIn patients hospitalized with ischaemic stroke, J-shaped, or U-shaped relationships were observed between BP variables and short-term outcomes. However, haemorrhagic complications with thrombolytic therapy were lower with lower BP.
Source: European Heart Journal - June 30, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Radial versus femoral access in patients with acute coronary syndromes with or without ST-segment elevation
Conclusion</div>Radial as compared with femoral access provided consistent benefit across the whole spectrum of patients with ACS, without evidence that type of presenting syndrome affected the results of the random access allocation.</span>
Source: European Heart Journal - February 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke associated with non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants and warfarin use in patients with atrial fibrillation: a nationwide cohort study
Conclusions</div>Among anticoagulant-naïve AF patients, treatment with NOACs was not associated with significantly lower risk of stroke/TE compared with VKA, but intracranial bleeding risk was significantly lower with dabigatran and apixaban.</span>
Source: European Heart Journal - October 14, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Implant success and safety of left atrial appendage closure with the WATCHMAN device: peri-procedural outcomes from the EWOLUTION registry
Conclusion Left atrial appendage closure with the WATCHMAN device has a high success rate in complete LAAC with low peri-procedural risk, even in a population with a higher risk of stroke and bleeding, and multiple co-morbidities. Improvement in implantation techniques has led to a reduction of peri-procedural complications previously limiting the net clinical benefit of the procedure.
Source: European Heart Journal - August 24, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Boersma, L. V. A., Schmidt, B., Betts, T. R., Sievert, H., Tamburino, C., Teiger, E., Pokushalov, E., Kische, S., Schmitz, T., Stein, K. M., Bergmann, M. W., on behalf of the EWOLUTION investigators, Nooryani, Meincke, Mobius-Winkler, Senatore, Foley, Sch Tags: Atrial fibrillation Source Type: research
Heterogeneous impact of classic atherosclerotic risk factors on different arterial territories: the EPIC-Norfolk prospective population study
Conclusion The heterogeneity in the risk factor–CVD associations supports the concept of pathophysiological differences between atherosclerotic CVD manifestations and could have implications for CVD prevention.
Source: European Heart Journal - March 14, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stoekenbroek, R. M., Boekholdt, S. M., Luben, R., Hovingh, G. K., Zwinderman, A. H., Wareham, N. J., Khaw, K.-T., Peters, R. J. G. Tags: Prevention and epidemiology Source Type: research
Coping strategies and risk of cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality: the Japan Public Health Center-based prospective Study
Conclusion An approach-oriented coping strategy, i.e. proactively dealing with sources of stress, may be associated with significantly reduced stroke incidence and CVD mortality in a Japanese population-based cohort.
Source: European Heart Journal - March 14, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Svensson, T., Inoue, M., Sawada, N., Yamagishi, K., Charvat, H., Saito, I., Kokubo, Y., Iso, H., Kawamura, N., Shibuya, K., Mimura, M., Tsugane, S., for the JPHC Study Group, for the JPHC Study Group, Tsugane, Tsugane, Sawada, Iwasaki, Sasazuki, Shimazu, Tags: Prevention and epidemiology Source Type: research
Calcification of the mitral valve complicated by embolization and subsequent ischemic stroke with haemorrhagic transformation
Source: European Heart Journal - October 21, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Denegri, A., Pedrazzini, G. B., Moccetti, T., Moccetti, M. Tags: CARDIOVASCULAR FLASHLIGHTS Source Type: research
Stroke in the TOTAL trial: a randomized trial of routine thrombectomy vs. percutaneous coronary intervention alone in ST elevation myocardial infarction
Conclusion Thrombectomy was associated with a significant increase in stroke. Based on these findings, future trials must carefully collect stroke to determine safety in addition to efficacy.
Source: European Heart Journal - September 14, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jolly, S. S., Cairns, J. A., Yusuf, S., Meeks, B., Gao, P., Hart, R. G., Kedev, S., Stankovic, G., Moreno, R., Horak, D., Kassam, S., Rokoss, M. J., Leung, R. C. M., El-Omar, M., Romppanen, H. O., Alazzoni, A., Alak, A., Fung, A., Alexopoulos, D., Schwalm Tags: Interventional cardiology Source Type: research
Endovascular therapy for acute ischaemic stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials
Conclusion In centres with advanced systems of stroke care, EVT significantly improved functional outcomes (without compromising safety) in patients with acute ischaemic stroke due to anterior circulation, large artery occlusion, compared with standard therapy.
Source: European Heart Journal - September 14, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sardar, P., Chatterjee, S., Giri, J., Kundu, A., Tandar, A., Sen, P., Nairooz, R., Huston, J., Ryan, J. J., Bashir, R., Parikh, S. A., White, C. J., Meyers, P. M., Mukherjee, D., Majersik, J. J., Gray, W. A. Tags: Vascular medicine Source Type: research
Stroke following percutaneous coronary intervention: type-specific incidence, outcomes and determinants seen by the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society 2007-12
Conclusions Incident ischaemic stroke complications have increased over time, whilst haemorrhagic stroke complications have decreased, driven through changes in clinical, procedural, drug-treatment, and demographic factors. Both ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes are rare but devastating complications with high 30-day mortality and in-hospital MACE rates.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 1, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kwok, C. S., Kontopantelis, E., Myint, P. K., Zaman, A., Berry, C., Keavney, B., Nolan, J., Ludman, P. F., de Belder, M. A., Buchan, I., Mamas, M. A., on behalf of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society and the National Institute for Cardiovascul Tags: Interventional cardiology Source Type: research
Clinical outcomes and management associated with major bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with apixaban or warfarin: insights from the ARISTOTLE trial
Conclusion Major bleeding was associated with substantially increased risk of death, ischaemic stroke, or MI, especially following ICH, and this risk was similarly elevated regardless of treatment with apixaban or warfarin. These results underscore the importance of preventing bleeding in anti-coagulated patients. Clinical Trials.gov identifier NCT00412984.
Source: European Heart Journal - May 21, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Held, C., Hylek, E. M., Alexander, J. H., Hanna, M., Lopes, R. D., Wojdyla, D. M., Thomas, L., Al-Khalidi, H., Alings, M., Xavier, D., Ansell, J., Goto, S., Ruzyllo, W., Rosenqvist, M., Verheugt, F. W. A., Zhu, J., Granger, C. B., Wallentin, L. Tags: Thrombosis and antithrombotic therapy Source Type: research
Elastin fragmentation in atherosclerotic mice leads to intraplaque neovascularization, plaque rupture, myocardial infarction, stroke, and sudden death
Conclusions Elastin fragmentation plays a key role in plaque destabilization and rupture. ApoE–/–Fbn1C1039G+/– mice represent a unique model of acute plaque rupture with human-like complications.
Source: European Heart Journal - May 1, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Van der Donckt, C., Van Herck, J. L., Schrijvers, D. M., Vanhoutte, G., Verhoye, M., Blockx, I., Van Der Linden, A., Bauters, D., Lijnen, H. R., Sluimer, J. C., Roth, L., Van Hove, C. E., Fransen, P., Knaapen, M. W., Hervent, A.-S., De Keulenaer, G. W., B Tags: BASIC SCIENCE Source Type: research
Balancing stroke and bleeding risks in patients with atrial fibrillation and renal failure: the Swedish Atrial Fibrillation Cohort study
Conclusions Patients with both AF and renal failure will probably benefit most from having the same treatment as is recommended for other patients with AF, without setting a higher or lower threshold for treatment. Adding additional points for renal failure to the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores did not improve their predictive value.
Source: European Heart Journal - February 2, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Friberg, L., Benson, L., Lip, G. Y. H. Tags: Atrial fibrillation Source Type: research
Clinical characteristics and outcomes with rivaroxaban vs. warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation but underlying native mitral and aortic valve disease participating in the ROCKET AF trial
Conclusions Many patients with ‘non-valvular atrial fibrillation’ have significant valve lesions. Their risk of stroke is similar to that of patients without SVD after controlling for stroke risk factors. Efficacy of rivaroxaban vs. warfarin was similar in patients with and without SVD; however, the observed risk of bleeding was higher with rivaroxaban in patients with SVD but was the same among those without SVD. Atrial fibrillation patients with and without SVD experience the same stroke-preventive benefit of oral anticoagulants.
Source: European Heart Journal - December 14, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Breithardt, G., Baumgartner, H., Berkowitz, S. D., Hellkamp, A. S., Piccini, J. P., Stevens, S. R., Lokhnygina, Y., Patel, M. R., Halperin, J. L., Singer, D. E., Hankey, G. J., Hacke, W., Becker, R. C., Nessel, C. C., Mahaffey, K. W., Fox, K. A. A., Calif Tags: Atrial fibrillation Source Type: research
Efficacy and safety of apixaban compared with warfarin according to age for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: observations from the ARISTOTLE trial
Conclusion The benefits of apixaban vs. warfarin were consistent in patients with AF regardless of age. Owing to the higher risk at older age, the absolute benefits of apixaban were greater in the elderly.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 21, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Halvorsen, S., Atar, D., Yang, H., De Caterina, R., Erol, C., Garcia, D., Granger, C. B., Hanna, M., Held, C., Husted, S., Hylek, E. M., Jansky, P., Lopes, R. D., Ruzyllo, W., Thomas, L., Wallentin, L. Tags: Atrial fibrillation Source Type: research
Cost-effectiveness of apixaban vs. current standard of care for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation
Conclusions Based on randomized trial data, apixaban is a cost-effective alternative to warfarin and aspirin, in VKA suitable and VKA unsuitable patients with AF, respectively.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 21, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dorian, P., Kongnakorn, T., Phatak, H., Rublee, D. A., Kuznik, A., Lanitis, T., Liu, L. Z., Iloeje, U., Hernandez, L., Lip, G. Y. H. Tags: BASIC SCIENCE Source Type: research
The Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Pilot Study: an European Survey on Methodology and results of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation conducted by the European Heart Rhythm Association
Conclusion The AFib Ablation Pilot Study provided crucial information on the epidemiology, management, and outcomes of catheter ablation of AFib in a real-world setting. The methods used to assess the success of the procedure appeared at least suboptimal. Even in this context, the 12-month success rate appears to be somewhat lower to the one reported clinical trials.
Source: European Heart Journal - June 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Arbelo, E., Brugada, J., Hindricks, G., Maggioni, A. P., Tavazzi, L., Vardas, P., Laroche, C., Anselme, F., Inama, G., Jais, P., Kalarus, Z., Kautzner, J., Lewalter, T., Mairesse, G. H., Perez-Villacastin, J., Riahi, S., Taborsky, M., Theodorakis, G., Tri Tags: Arrhythmia/electrophysiology Source Type: research
Outbursts of anger as a trigger of acute cardiovascular events: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion There is a higher risk of cardiovascular events shortly after outbursts of anger.
Source: European Heart Journal - June 3, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mostofsky, E., Penner, E. A., Mittleman, M. A. Tags: Prevention and epidemiology Source Type: research