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Prognostic impact of supraventricular premature complexes in community-based health checkups: The Ibaraki Prefectural Health Study
Conclusion The presence of SVPCs in 12-lead electrocardiograms was a strong predictor of AF development, and associated with increased risk of CVD in general population.
Source: European Heart Journal - January 17, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Murakoshi, N., Xu, D., Sairenchi, T., Igarashi, M., Irie, F., Tomizawa, T., Tada, H., Sekiguchi, Y., Yamagishi, K., Iso, H., Yamaguchi, I., Ota, H., Aonuma, K. Tags: Arrhythmia/electrophysiology Source Type: research

Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale in patients with cryptogenic embolism: a network meta-analysis
Conclusions The effectiveness of PFO closure depends on the device used. PFO closure with AMP appears superior to medical therapy in preventing strokes in patients with cryptogenic embolism.
Source: European Heart Journal - January 12, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stortecky, S., da Costa, B. R., Mattle, H. P., Carroll, J., Hornung, M., Sievert, H., Trelle, S., Windecker, S., Meier, B., Juni, P. Tags: Vascular medicine Source Type: research

Carotid artery stenting: an update
In patients with carotid disease, the purpose of carotid artery revascularization is stroke prevention. For >50 years, carotid endarterectomy has been considered the standard treatment for severe asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid stenoses. Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has emerged in the last 15 years as minimally invasive alternative to surgery. However, the value of the endovascular approach in the management of carotid disease patients remains highly controversial. The aims of this review are to elucidate the current role of CAS, to describe the major technology advancements in the field, and to speculate about th...
Source: European Heart Journal - January 7, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Cremonesi, A., Castriota, F., Secco, G. G., Macdonald, S., Roffi, M. Tags: Clinical update Source Type: research

Atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease, and use of target-specific oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention
Source: European Heart Journal - December 14, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hohnloser, S. H., Lopes, R. D. Tags: EDITORIALS Source Type: research

Rivaroxaban vs. vitamin K antagonists for cardioversion in atrial fibrillation
Conclusion Oral rivaroxaban appears to be an effective and safe alternative to VKAs and may allow prompt cardioversion. Name of the trial registry Clinicaltrials.gov; Trial registration number: NCT01674647.
Source: European Heart Journal - December 14, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Cappato, R., Ezekowitz, M. D., Klein, A. L., Camm, A. J., Ma, C.-S., Le Heuzey, J.-Y., Talajic, M., Scanavacca, M., Vardas, P. E., Kirchhof, P., Hemmrich, M., Lanius, V., Meng, I. L., Wildgoose, P., van Eickels, M., Hohnloser, S. H., on behalf of the X-Ve Tags: ESC Hot Line Barcelona Source Type: research

Prognosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation patients by European cardiologists: One Year Follow-up of the EURObservational Research Programme-Atrial Fibrillation General Registry Pilot Phase (EORP-AF Pilot registry)
Conclusion In this 1-year follow-up analysis of the EORP-AF pilot general registry, we provide data on the first contemporary registry focused on management practices among European cardiologists, conducted since the publication of the new ESC guidelines. Overall OAC use remains high, although persistence with therapy may be problematic. Nonetheless, continued OAC use was more common than in prior reports. Despite the high prescription of OAC, 1-year mortality and morbidity remain high in AF patients, particularly from heart failure and hospitalizations.
Source: European Heart Journal - December 14, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lip, G. Y. H., Laroche, C., Ioachim, P. M., Rasmussen, L. H., Vitali-Serdoz, L., Petrescu, L., Darabantiu, D., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Kirchhof, P., Vardas, P., Tavazzi, L., Maggioni, A. P., Boriani, G. Tags: Fast Track ESC Clinical Trial and Registry Update 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

CardioPulse * Cardiovascular disease in Europe 2014: epidemiological update * Heart disease and stroke decline in Europe * Estimating an individual person's course of coronary artery calcification * The CardioScape Project * In memoriam
Source: European Heart Journal - November 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nichols, M., Townsend, N., Scarborough, P., Rayner, M. Tags: CardioPulse Source Type: research

Cardiovascular disease in Europe 2014: epidemiological update
This paper provides an update for 2014 on the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and in particular coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, across the countries of Europe. Cardiovascular disease causes more deaths among Europeans than any other condition, and in many countries still causes more than twice as many deaths as cancer. There is clear evidence in most countries with available data that mortality and case-fatality rates from CHD and stroke have decreased substantially over the last 5–10 years but at differing rates. The differing recent trends have therefore led to increasing inequalities in the burden...
Source: European Heart Journal - November 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nichols, M., Townsend, N., Scarborough, P., Rayner, M. Tags: SPECIAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Management of venous thrombo-embolism: an update
Venous thrombo-embolism is the third most frequent acute cardiovascular syndrome after myocardial infarction and stroke. Recently published landmark trials paved the way for significant progress in the management of the disease and provided the evidence for the ESC Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Guidelines 2014 update. Risk stratification strategies for non-high-risk PE continue to evolve, with an increasing emphasis on clinical prediction rules and right ventricular (RV) assessment on computed tomographic pulmonary angiography. In the field of anticoagulation treatment, pharmacogenetic testing for vitamin K antagonists on top of...
Source: European Heart Journal - November 1, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Konstantinides, S., Torbicki, A. Tags: Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine Source Type: research

Statin therapy and long-term adverse limb outcomes in patients with peripheral artery disease: insights from the REACH registry
Conclusion Among patients with PAD in the REACH registry, statin use was associated with an ~18% lower rate of adverse limb outcomes, including worsening symptoms, peripheral revascularization, and ischaemic amputations. These findings suggest that statin therapy not only reduces the risk of adverse cardiovascular events, but also favourably affects limb prognosis in patients with PAD.
Source: European Heart Journal - November 1, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kumbhani, D. J., Steg, P. G., Cannon, C. P., Eagle, K. A., Smith, S. C., Goto, S., Ohman, E. M., Elbez, Y., Sritara, P., Baumgartner, I., Banerjee, S., Creager, M. A., Bhatt, D. L., on Behalf of the REACH Registry Investigators Tags: Vascular medicine Source Type: research

Coronary artery bypass grafting vs. percutaneous coronary intervention for patients with three-vessel disease: final five-year follow-up of the SYNTAX trial
Conclusion Five-year results of patients with 3VD treated with CABG or PCI using the first-generation paclitaxel-eluting DES suggest that CABG should remain the standard of care as it resulted in significantly lower rates of death, MI, and repeat revascularization, while stroke rates were similar. For patients with low SYNTAX scores, PCI is an acceptable revascularization strategy, although at a price of significantly higher rates of repeat revascularization. Clinical trial registration NCT00114972.
Source: European Heart Journal - October 21, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Head, S. J., Davierwala, P. M., Serruys, P. W., Redwood, S. R., Colombo, A., Mack, M. J., Morice, M.-C., Holmes, D. R., Feldman, T. E., Stahle, E., Underwood, P., Dawkins, K. D., Kappetein, A. P., Mohr, F. W. Tags: Coronary artery disease Source Type: research

Paradoxical low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis despite preserved left ventricular ejection fraction: new insights from weights of operatively excised aortic valves
Conclusion The aortic valve weight data reported in this study provide evidence that a large proportion of patients with PLF and low-gradient have a severe stenosis and that the gradient may substantially underestimate stenosis severity in these patients. A multi-parametric approach including all Doppler-echocardiographic parameters of valve function as well as other complementary diagnostic tests may help correctly identify these patients.
Source: European Heart Journal - October 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Clavel, M.-A., Cote, N., Mathieu, P., Dumesnil, J. G., Audet, A., Pepin, A., Couture, C., Fournier, D., Trahan, S., Page, S., Pibarot, P. Tags: Valvular heart disease Source Type: research

Treatment of aortic stenosis with a self-expanding transcatheter valve: the International Multi-centre ADVANCE Study
Conclusion The ADVANCE study demonstrates the safety and effectiveness of the CoreValve System with low mortality and stroke rates in higher risk real-world patients with severe aortic stenosis.
Source: European Heart Journal - October 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Linke, A., Wenaweser, P., Gerckens, U., Tamburino, C., Bosmans, J., Bleiziffer, S., Blackman, D., Schafer, U., Muller, R., Sievert, H., Sondergaard, L., Klugmann, S., Hoffmann, R., Tchetche, D., Colombo, A., Legrand, V. M., Bedogni, F., lePrince, P., Schu Tags: TAVI Source Type: research

Coronary artery disease severity and aortic stenosis: clinical outcomes according to SYNTAX score in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Conclusions Severity of CAD appears to be associated with impaired clinical outcomes at 1 year after TAVI. Patients with SS >22 receive less complete revascularization and have a higher risk of cardiovascular death, stroke, or MI than patients without CAD or low SS.
Source: European Heart Journal - October 1, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Stefanini, G. G., Stortecky, S., Cao, D., Rat-Wirtzler, J., O'Sullivan, C. J., Gloekler, S., Buellesfeld, L., Khattab, A. A., Nietlispach, F., Pilgrim, T., Huber, C., Carrel, T., Meier, B., Juni, P., Wenaweser, P., Windecker, S. Tags: Valvular heart disease Source Type: research

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: an update
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is now an important therapeutic modality for patients with AF. There is considerable evidence available from several prospective randomized trials demonstrating that catheter ablation of AF is superior to antiarrhythmic drug therapy in controlling AF and that AF ablation improves quality of life substantially. This is especially true for patients with paroxysmal AF without other severe comorbidities. Catheter ablation is indicated for treatment of patients with symptomatic AF in whom one or more attempts at class 1 or 3 antiarrhythmic drug therapy have failed. Although current ...
Source: European Heart Journal - September 21, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Haegeli, L. M., Calkins, H. Tags: Clinical update Source Type: research

Perioperative risk of major non-cardiac surgery in patients with severe aortic stenosis: a reappraisal in contemporary practice
Conclusion Severe aortic stenosis is associated with increased risk of MACE. In contemporary practice, perioperative mortality of patients with SAS is lower than previously reported and the difference from controls did not reach statistical significance. Emergency surgery is the strongest predictor of post-operative death. These results have implications for perioperative risk assessment and management strategies in patients with SAS.
Source: European Heart Journal - September 14, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Tashiro, T., Pislaru, S. V., Blustin, J. M., Nkomo, V. T., Abel, M. D., Scott, C. G., Pellikka, P. A. Tags: Valvular heart disease Source Type: research

Prasugrel plus bivalirudin vs. clopidogrel plus heparin in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
Conclusion In this randomized trial of STEMI patients, we were unable to demonstrate significant differences in net clinical outcome between prasugrel plus bivalirudin and clopidogrel plus heparin. Neither the composite of ischaemic complications nor bleeding were favourably affected by prasugrel plus bivalirudin compared with a regimen of clopidogrel plus unfractionated heparin. However, the results must be interpreted in view of the premature termination of the trial. Clinical trial registration information Unique identifier NCT00976092 (www.clinicaltrials.gov).
Source: European Heart Journal - September 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Schulz, S., Richardt, G., Laugwitz, K.-L., Morath, T., Neudecker, J., Hoppmann, P., Mehran, R., Gershlick, A. H., Tolg, R., Anette Fiedler, K., Abdel-Wahab, M., Kufner, S., Schneider, S., Schunkert, H., Ibrahim, T., Mehilli, J., Kastrati, A., and for the Tags: FASTTRACK CLINICAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

Ticagrelor vs. clopidogrel in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome with or without revascularization: results from the PLATO trial
Conclusion In patients with NSTE-ACS, benefit of ticagrelor over clopidogrel in reducing ischaemic events and total mortality was consistent with the overall PLATO trial, independent of actually performed revascularization during the initial 10 days.
Source: European Heart Journal - August 14, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lindholm, D., Varenhorst, C., Cannon, C. P., Harrington, R. A., Himmelmann, A., Maya, J., Husted, S., Steg, P. G., Cornel, J. H., Storey, R. F., Stevens, S. R., Wallentin, L., James, S. K. Tags: Acute coronary syndromes Source Type: research

CardioPulse Articles * New oral anticoagulants for non-valvular atrial fibrillation: harder to handle than expected * Once-daily edoxaban: a safer option than well-managed warfarin for patients with atrial fibrillation? * The Quick Test: 80 years on * Apixaban: a new direct oral anticoagulant for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation * Novel oral anticoagulants in the emergency room
Source: European Heart Journal - July 21, 2014 Category: Cardiology Tags: CardioPulse Source Type: research

Efficacy and safety of apixaban compared with aspirin in patients who previously tried but failed treatment with vitamin K antagonists: results from the AVERROES trial
Conclusion The efficacy and safety of apixaban compared with aspirin is consistent in subgroups of patients who have previously attempted but failed VKA therapy, irrespective of the reason for discontinuation.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 21, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Coppens, M., Synhorst, D., Eikelboom, J. W., Yusuf, S., Shestakovska, O., Connolly, S. J. Tags: Atrial fibrillation Source Type: research

Management of major bleeding events in patients treated with rivaroxaban vs. warfarin: results from the ROCKET AF trial
Conclusion Among high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation who experienced major bleeding in ROCKET AF, the use of FFP and PCC was less among those allocated rivaroxaban compared with warfarin. However, use of PRBCs and outcomes after bleeding were similar among patients randomized to rivaroxaban or to warfarin.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 21, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Piccini, J. P., Garg, J., Patel, M. R., Lokhnygina, Y., Goodman, S. G., Becker, R. C., Berkowitz, S. D., Breithardt, G., Hacke, W., Halperin, J. L., Hankey, G. J., Nessel, C. C., Mahaffey, K. W., Singer, D. E., Califf, R. M., Fox, K. A. A., on behalf of t Tags: Atrial fibrillation Source Type: research

Initiation of warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation: early effects on ischaemic strokes
Conclusion Patients initiating warfarin may be at an increased risk of stroke during the first 30 days of treatment, supporting the biological plausibility of a transient hypercoagulable state at the start of the treatment, although additional studies are needed to confirm these findings.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 21, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Azoulay, L., Dell'Aniello, S., Simon, T. A., Renoux, C., Suissa, S. Tags: Atrial fibrillation Source Type: research

Lipid lowering in patients with treatment-resistant hypertension: an analysis from the Treating to New Targets (TNT) trial
Conclusion In subjects with TRH, intensive lipid lowering with atorvastatin 80 mg is associated with a significant reduction in cardiovascular events.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 15, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Bangalore, S., Fayyad, R., Laskey, R., DeMicco, D., Deedwania, P., Kostis, J. B., Messerli, F. H., Treating to New Targets Steering Committee and Investigators Tags: Heart failure/cardiomyopathy Source Type: research

Treating hypertension in the very elderly--benefits, risks, and future directions, a focus on the hypertension in the very elderly trial
Although the number of individuals reaching 80 who are considered to be healthy is increasing, the very elderly are likely to have long-term conditions, to report symptoms and/or be taking at least one regular medication. The impact of antihypertensive treatment has to be taken into account in this context. The treatment regimen in Hypertension in the Very Elderly Trial with a goal blood pressure of <150/80 mmHg has been shown to provide benefits in terms of a reduction in risk of total mortality, stroke, and cardiovascular events with potential benefits and no evidence of increased risk for fracture, dementia, depressi...
Source: European Heart Journal - July 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Peters, R., Beckett, N., McCormack, T., Fagard, R., Fletcher, A., Bulpitt, C. Tags: Clinical update Source Type: research

Aliskiren alone or with other antihypertensives in the elderly with borderline and stage 1 hypertension: the APOLLO trial
Conclusions Sizeable reductions in BP, with potential for substantial CVD reduction, can be safely achieved using combinations of BP drugs in the elderly with normal high and Stage 1 hypertension. Clinical trial registration NCT01259297.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Teo, K. K., Pfeffer, M., Mancia, G., O'Donnell, M., Dagenais, G., Diaz, R., Dans, A., Liu, L., Bosch, J., Joseph, P., Copland, I., Jung, H., Pogue, J., Yusuf, S., on behalf of the Aliskiren Prevention of Later Life Outcomes trial Investigators Tags: Hypertension Source Type: research

Renin-angiotensin system antagonists and clinical outcomes in stable coronary artery disease without heart failure
Conclusions Use of ACEI/ARB was not associated with better outcomes in stable CAD outpatients without HF. The benefit of ACEI/ARB seen in randomized clinical trials was not replicated in this large contemporary cohort, which questions their value in this specific subset.
Source: European Heart Journal - July 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sorbets, E., Labreuche, J., Simon, T., Delorme, L., Danchin, N., Amarenco, P., Goto, S., Meune, C., Eagle, K. A., Bhatt, D. L., Steg, P. G. Tags: Coronary artery disease Source Type: research

The German Aortic Valve Registry (GARY): in-hospital outcome
Conclusion The in-hospital outcome results of this registry show that conventional surgery yields excellent results in all risk groups and that catheter-based aortic valve replacements is an alternative to conventional surgery in high risk and elderly patients.
Source: European Heart Journal - June 21, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hamm, C. W., Mollmann, H., Holzhey, D., Beckmann, A., Veit, C., Figulla, H.-R., Cremer, J., Kuck, K.-H., Lange, R., Zahn, R., Sack, S., Schuler, G., Walther, T., Beyersdorf, F., Bohm, M., Heusch, G., Funkat, A.-K., Meinertz, T., Neumann, T., Papoutsis, K. Tags: FASTTRACK CLINICAL Source Type: research

Clinical implications of new-onset left bundle branch block after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: analysis of the PARTNER experience
Conclusion Persistent, new-onset LBBB occurred in 10.5% of patients without intraventricular baseline conduction who underwent TAVR in the PARTNER experience. New LBBB was not associated with death, repeat hospitalization, stroke, or myocardial infarction at 1 year, but was associated with a higher rate of PPI and failure of left ventricular ejection fraction to improve.
Source: European Heart Journal - June 21, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Nazif, T. M., Williams, M. R., Hahn, R. T., Kapadia, S., Babaliaros, V., Rodes-Cabau, J., Szeto, W. Y., Jilaihawi, H., Fearon, W. F., Dvir, D., Dewey, T. M., Makkar, R. R., Xu, K., Dizon, J. M., Smith, C. R., Leon, M. B., Kodali, S. K. Tags: TAVI Source Type: research

Contrast-induced acute kidney injury after primary percutaneous coronary intervention: results from the HORIZONS-AMI substudy
Conclusion Contrast-induced acute kidney injury is associated with poor short- and long-term outcomes after primary percutaneous coronary intervention in STEMI.
Source: European Heart Journal - June 14, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Narula, A., Mehran, R., Weisz, G., Dangas, G. D., Yu, J., Genereux, P., Nikolsky, E., Brener, S. J., Witzenbichler, B., Guagliumi, G., Clark, A. E., Fahy, M., Xu, K., Brodie, B. R., Stone, G. W. Tags: Interventional cardiology Source Type: research

CardioPulse Articles * Warfarin increases stroke risk in atrial fibrillation * Aspirin still overprescribed for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation * Clinical Research in Cardiology: the official journal of the German Cardiac Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Herz-/Kreislaufforschung) * Septic shock in infective endocarditis * Innovation in atrial fibrillation therapy
Source: European Heart Journal - June 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Tags: CardioPulse Source Type: research

Left atrial structure and function in atrial fibrillation: ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48
Conclusions In a contemporary AF population, LA structure and function were increasingly abnormal with a greater electrical burden of AF and higher stroke risk estimated by the CHADS2 score. Moreover, LA dysfunction was present despite normal LA size and sinus rhythm, suggesting that the assessment of LA function may add important incremental information in the evaluation of AF patients. Clinical Trial Registration: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov; ID = NCT00781391.
Source: European Heart Journal - June 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gupta, D. K., Shah, A. M., Giugliano, R. P., Ruff, C. T., Antman, E. M., Grip, L. T., Deenadayalu, N., Hoffman, E., Patel, I., Shi, M., Mercuri, M., Mitrovic, V., Braunwald, E., Solomon, S. D., for the Effective aNticoaGulation with factor xA next GEnerat Tags: Atrial fibrillation 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

CardioPulse Articles * The European Society of Cardiology in Arabia * Health in the Arab world * Guidelines for a successful European Society of Cardiology grant application * Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy * Does aetiology matter in secondary prevention of stroke?
Source: European Heart Journal - May 14, 2014 Category: Cardiology Tags: CardioPulse Source Type: research

Multimodal functional evaluation of severe kinking of an ascending aortic prosthesis in a patient with embolic stroke
Source: European Heart Journal - May 14, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Gotschy, A., Binter, C., Niemann, M., Alkadhi, H., Kana, V., Czerny, M., Tanner, F. C., Kozerke, S., Manka, R. Tags: CARDIOVASCULAR FLASHLIGHTS Source Type: research

Antihypertensive treatment and risk of atrial fibrillation: a nationwide study
Conclusion Use of ACEis and ARBs compared with β-blockers and diuretics associates with a reduced risk of atrial fibrillation, but not stroke, within the limitations of a retrospective study reporting associations. This suggests that controlling activation of the renin-angiotensin system in addition to controlling blood pressure is associated with a reduced risk of atrial fibrillation.
Source: European Heart Journal - May 7, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Marott, S. C. W., Nielsen, S. F., Benn, M., Nordestgaard, B. G. Tags: Hypertension Source Type: research