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Atrial Fibrillation

Fast-Track Long Term Continuous Heart Monitoring in a Stroke Clinic: A Feasibility Study.

Feb 13, 2020

Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) or flutter is prevalent among patients with cryptogenic stroke. The goal of this study was to investigate the feasibility of incorporating a fast-track, long term...

Antithrombotic therapy in patients with non-traumatic intracerebral haemorrhage and atrial fibrillation: A retrospective study.

Feb 13, 2020

The aim of the study was to determine the outcome, prescribed therapy, and localization of non-traumatic intracerebral haemorrhage in patients with atrial fibrillation.This retrospective study enrolle...

New-onset lone maternal atrial fibrillation: A case report.

Feb 13, 2020

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is encountered rarely in pregnancy. Management of maternal AF is challenging as it poses a threat to both maternal and fetal well-being.We report a case of a 35 weeks pregnant...

Reasons for discontinuation of novel oral anticoagulant therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Feb 10, 2020

We sought to investigate the reasons for, and rates of, novel oral anticoagulant (DOAC) therapy discontinuation. This was an observational cohort study of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) refer...

Levosimendan – a valuable player in the treatment of a right-sided heart failure

Feb 10, 2020

A 66 year-old obese man, suffering from type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic nephropathy in stage 4, permanent atrial fibrillation accompanied by bradycardia was admitted to a cardiology ward...

Loss-of-Function Variants in Cytoskeletal Genes Are Associated with Early-Onset Atrial Fibrillation.

Feb 10, 2020

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, and it is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, stroke, dementia, and death. Recently, titin-truncating variants (TTNtv), ...

A case report of sinoatrial arrest caused by temporal lobe epilepsy in subclinical glioblastoma.

Feb 04, 2020

Atrial fibrillation with symptomatic bradycardia, higher grade atrioventricular block, and sinus node disease are all common indications for permanent pacemaker implantation. The most frequent causes ...

Contemporary Yield of 24-hour Holter Monitoring: Role of Inter-Atrial Block Recognition.

Feb 04, 2020

The diagnostic yield of 24-hour ECG Holter monitoring (24H) is currently overcome by alternative ECG monitoring techniquesand it needs to be optimized. The recognition of inter-atrial block (IAB) has ...

Cardio-oncology: where do we stand for in Belgium?

Jan 30, 2020

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer represent the two main causes of death in industrialised countries. Both share common risk factors (diabetes, obesity, hypertension, diet, smoking, etc.). The a...

Ranolazine Induced Bradycardia, Renal Failure, and Hyperkalemia: A BRASH Syndrome Variant.

Jan 30, 2020

Ranolazine is a well-known antianginal drug, that was first licensed for use in the United States in 2006. It was objectively shown to improve exercise capacity and to lengthen the time to symptom ons...

CRT Survey II: a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) survey of cardiac resynchronization therapy-an Irish subset analysis.

Jan 30, 2020

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been shown to reduce mortality and morbidity in symptomatic patients with reduced left ventricular systolic function ...

An Atrial Fibrillation Transitions of Care Clinic Improves Atrial Fibrillation Quality Metrics.

Jan 24, 2020

This study sought to assess whether an atrial fibrillation (AF)-specific clinic is associated with improved adherence to American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) clinical ...

Significant cardiac disease complicating Graves' disease in previously healthy young adults.

Jan 23, 2020

Graves' disease is associated with tachydysrythmia, cardiac ischaemia and cardiomyopathy - all uncommon in young adults without previous cardiac disease. We present three young individuals who develop...

Smoking tied to worse outcomes after a stroke

Jan 14, 2020

By Lisa Rapaport People who smoke or have recently quit have higher odds of being severely impaired after a stroke than their counterparts who never smoked, a new study su...

First Generic Applications of Eliquis Approved

Dec 26, 2019

THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generics of Eliquis (apixaban) tablets, the agency announced Monday. The generic applica...