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Atrial Fibrillation

Adding ‘Cancer’ to Risk Calculator May Help Predict Stroke in AF

Jul 14, 2022

Adding “cancer” to the atrial fibrillation prediction model improved the predictability of assessing the probability of stroke-free survival in patients. Several risk assessment tools have ...

#VisualAbstract: New-onset atrial fibrillation following hospitalization for pneumonia associated with increased thromboembolic risk

Jun 29, 2022

1. New-onset atrial fibrillation following hospitalization for community acquired pneumonia was associated with higher subsequent thromboembolic risk. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) S...

Catheter ablation versus antiarrhythmic drugs with risk factor modification for treatment of atrial fibrillation: a protocol of a randomised controlled trial (PRAGUE-25 trial).

Jun 22, 2022

Atrial fibrillation (AF), with a prevalence of 2%, is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Catheter ablation (CA) has been documented to be superior to treatment by antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) in terms...

Population-Level Impact of the Guidelines Update on Patient Selection and Outcomes After Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.

May 23, 2022

This study sought to analyze the impact of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Heart Rhythm Society (ACC/AHA/HRS) guidelines for cardiac resynchronization therapy with ...

Major adverse cardiovascular events in bulgarian patients with chronic coronary syndrome.

May 23, 2022

In primary prevention, most guidelines rely on atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk assessment to determine the appropriateness and intensity of risk factor modification.This study aimed to ana...

Temporal Trends in Oral Anticoagulant Prescription in Atrial Fibrillation Patients between 2004 and 2019.

May 16, 2022

In the recent years, antithrombotic prophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) has changed significantly. The main aim of this study is to assess the temporal trends of antithrombotic thera...

Temporal trends in characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of heart failure in octogenarians over two decades.

May 09, 2022

Octogenarians represent the most rapidly expanding population segment in Europe. The prevalence of heart failure (HF) in this group exceeds 10%. We assessed changes in clinical characteristics, therap...

Comparing atrial fibrillation guidelines: Focus on stroke prevention, bleeding risk assessment and oral anticoagulant recommendations.

May 09, 2022

Clinical practice in atrial fibrillation (AF) patient management is constantly evolving. In the past 3 years, various new AF guidelines or focused updates have been published, given this rapidly evolv...

Risk Factors for LAAT in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

May 03, 2022

Left atrial appendage depth (LAAD) and tachycardia bradycardia syndrome (TBS) are associated with left atrial appendage thrombus (LAAT) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). ...

Optimal ablation index parameters for radiofrequency ablation therapy of atrial fibrillation.

May 02, 2022

To explore the optimal ablation index (AI) parameters for radiofrequency catheter ablation (RA) for treating atrial fibrillation (AF).Patients with AF (186) who underwent bilateral PVAI in the Departm...

Atrial Fibrillation Specific Exercise Rehabilitation: Are We There Yet?

Apr 25, 2022

Regular physical activity and exercise training are integral for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Despite recent advances in more holistic care pathways for people with atrial fibri...

Convolutional Neural Networks for Mechanistic Driver Detection in Atrial Fibrillation.

Apr 25, 2022

The maintaining and initiating mechanisms of atrial fibrillation (AF) remain controversial. Deep learning is emerging as a powerful tool to better understand AF and improve its treatment, which remain...

The frequency of atrial infarction in patients with supraventricular arrhythmias.

Apr 18, 2022

Aim      To evaluate the incidence of atrial infarction (AI) based on a retrospective review of 287 case reports of patients with supraventricular arrhythmia and a positive qualitative test for t...

Mutant ANP induces mitochondrial and ion channel remodeling in a human iPSC-derived atrial fibrillation model.

Apr 11, 2022

Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) can model heritable arrhythmias to personalize therapies for individual patients. Although atrial fibrillation (AF) is a leading c...

2022 AHA/ACC/HFSA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Apr 04, 2022

The "2022 AHA/ACC/HFSA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure" replaces the "2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure" and the "2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 A...

Assessment of mental health trajectories before and after myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation or stroke: analysis of a cohort study in Tromsø, Norway (Tromsø Study, 1994-2016).

Apr 04, 2022

The increased survival rate of cardiovascular disease (CVD) implies a higher proportion of individuals who live with CVD. Using data from the Tromsø Study, we aimed to investigate mental health sympt...

Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation in Horses: Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and Clinical Aspects.

Mar 28, 2022

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in horses causing poor performance. As in humans, the condition can be intermittent in nature, known as paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (pAF). Thi...

Why do people take part in atrial fibrillation screening? Qualitative interview study in English primary care.

Mar 21, 2022

There is insufficient evidence to support national screening programmes for atrial fibrillation (AF). Nevertheless, some practitioners, policy-makers and special interest groups have encouraged introd...

Colchicine for Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery in the Early Postoperative Period.

Mar 14, 2022

Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication of cardiac surgery. It has been proven to be associated with an increase in the incidence of early complications and mortality, an inc...

Heart failure and catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: Navigating the difficult waters of heart failure phenotypes.

Mar 07, 2022

The use of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AFA) is increasing and it has now been extended to include higher risk patients with heart failure (HF), based on evidence from observational studi...