Adherence to guidelines was not homogeneous in Europe, according to the survey on cardiac resynchronization therapy conducted in 2008-2009. The aim of our study was to compare the results in the Italian and European cohorts of...Read More
Aug 3, 2020
The risk, correlates, and consequences of incident atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) are largely unknown. We analyzed incident AF during a 3-year follow-up in 5031 CAD outpatients...Read More
Practice Gap in Atrial Fibrillation Oral Anticoagulation Prescribing at Emergency Department Home Discharge.
Aug 3, 2020
Current U.S. cardiology guidelines recommend oral anticoagulation (OAC) to reduce stroke risk in selected patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), but no formal AF OAC recommendations exist to guide emergency medicine clinicians...Read More
Stroke prevention and guideline adherent antithrombotic treatment in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation: A real-world experience.
Jul 30, 2020
Patients aged ≥75 years with the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) are at a higher risk of stroke and, according to recent recommendations, should receive oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy. This study aimed to assess the...Read More
Accuracy of pulse rate derived from 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring compared with heart rate from 24-h Holter-ECG.
Jul 27, 2020
Resting heart rate (HR) associates with cardiovascular outcomes in the general population and in patients with hypertension and heart failure. The accuracy of pulse rate acquired by 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring...Read More
Jul 20, 2020
Onco-cardiology services are expanding rapidly in Japan. To provide a better service, it is important to consider the needs of oncologists. However, little is known regarding specific needs for which oncologists should consult...Read More
Decreased left atrial appendage emptying velocity as a link between atrial fibrillation type, heart failure and older age and the risk of left atrial thrombus in atrial fibrillation.
Jul 16, 2020
Decreased left atrial appendage emptying velocity (LAAV) is a known predictor of LAA thrombus in atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of our study was to identify which of the clinical risk factors for LAA thrombus are associated...Read More
Prevalence and Outcome of Potential Candidates for Left Atrial Appendage Closure After Stroke With Atrial Fibrillation: WATCH-AF Registry.
Jul 13, 2020
As a result of contraindications (eg, frailty, cognitive impairment, comorbidities) or patient refusal, many patients with stroke and atrial fibrillation cannot be discharged on oral anticoagulant. Among them, the proportion of...Read More
Jul 13, 2020
Even though continuity is essential after discharge, there is a lack of reliable questionnaires to measure and assess patients’ perceptions of continuity of care. The Patient Continuity of Care Questionnaire (PCCQ)...Read More