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Atrial Fibrillation

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...

Transvenous electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation in horses: Horse and procedural factors correlated with success and recurrence.

Mar 07, 2022

Transvenous electrical cardioversion (TVEC) is 1 of the main treatment options for atrial fibrillation (AF) in horses. Large-scale studies on factors affecting success and prognosis have primarily bee...

Long-Term Outpatient Care and Rehospitalizations in Patients after Cardiac Electrotherapy Device Implantation.

Feb 28, 2022

: Cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) treatment is widely used in modern cardiology. Indications for this type of treatment are increasing. However, a significant proportion of CIED im...

Correlation of Quantitative Tc DPD Scintigraphy With Echocardiographic Alterations in Left Atrial Parameters in Transthyretin Amyloidosis.

Feb 21, 2022

Cardiac transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) patients have high rates of atrial arrhythmias. We evaluated echocardiographic structural and functional left atrial (LA) parameters and correlated these with ...

A Novel Factor in Determining the Risk of Ischemic Cerebrovascular Events in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Pulmonary Hypertension.

Feb 21, 2022

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is closely related to clinical decompensation and poor clinical outcomes in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. However, the association between PH and ischemic cerebrovascu...

[Mobile health for detection of atrial fibrillation-Status quo and perspectives].

Feb 14, 2022

Mobile health (mHealth) for the detection of atrial fibrillation is an innovative domestic monitoring of the heart rhythm. The use of mHealth in the context of atrial fibrillation increases the availa...

Patient-Led Mass Screening for Atrial Fibrillation in the Older Population Using Handheld Electrocardiographic Devices Integrated With a Clinician-Coordinated Remote Central Monitoring System: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial and Process Evaluation.

Feb 07, 2022

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in older people and increases the risk of stroke. The feasibility and effectiveness of the implementation of a patient-led AF screening program for older people are ...

Imaging assessment of the right atrium: anatomy and function.

Jan 31, 2022

The right atrium (RA) is the cardiac chamber that has been least well studied. Due to recent advances in interventional cardiology, the need for greater understanding of the RA anatomy and physiology ...

Atrial fibrillation and mortality in outpatients with heart failure in Tanzania: a prospective cohort study.

Jan 24, 2022

In recent years, the prevalence and mortality of heart failure (HF) and other associated cardiovascular diseases have doubled in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Studies in high-income countries indicate tha...

Comparison of co-administration of amiodarone and rivaroxaban to co-administration of dronedarone and rivaroxaban for hemorrhage risks after atrial fibrillation ablation.

Jan 24, 2022

To investigate whether co-administration of antiarrhythmic dronedarone and anticoagulant rivaroxaban would increase the risks of hemorrhage after atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation.A total of 100 patie...

2019 Chinese expert consensus statement on left atrial appendage closure in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Jan 17, 2022

The left atrial appendage closure (LAAC), the efficacy and safety of which has been proved by a number of randomized controlled trials and registries, is recommended by several guidelines to prevent s...

IV Sodium Ferric Gluconate Complex in Patients Hospitalized Due to Acute Decompensated Heart Failure and Iron Deficiency.

Jan 10, 2022

Patients suffering from heart failure (HF) and iron deficiency (ID) have worse outcomes. Treatment with intra-venous (IV) ferric carboxymaltose has been shown to reduce HF rehospitalizations and to i...

Association of Atrial Fibrillation With Patient Characteristics in Postoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery.

Jan 03, 2022

Introduction Atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is correlated with poor patient outcomes. The study evaluated the association of patients' clinical and sociodemograp...

Atrial fibrillatory rate as predictor of recurrence of atrial fibrillation in horses treated medically or with electrical cardioversion.

Jan 03, 2022

The recurrence rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) in horses after cardioversion to sinus rhythm (SR) is relatively high. Atrial fibrillatory rate (AFR) derived from surface ECG is considered a biomarker...

Achievement and Quality Measure Attainment in Patients Hospitalized with Atrial Fibrillation: Results from the Get With The Guidelines® - Atrial Fibrillation (GWTG-AFIB) Registry.

Dec 27, 2021

The Get With The Guidelines® - Atrial Fibrillation (GWTG-AFIB) Registry uses achievement and quality measures to improve the care of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We sought to evaluate over...

Atrial fibrillation and concomitant left subclavian, axillary and brachial artery embolism after fiberoptic bronchoscopy: A case report.

Dec 20, 2021

Fiberoptic bronchoscopy has been widely used in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases. Numerous major and minor complications have been reported following this procedure. The incidence o...

Critical appraisal of technologies to assess electrical activity during atrial fibrillation: a position paper from the European Heart Rhythm Association and European Society of Cardiology Working Group on eCardiology in collaboration with the Heart Rhythm Society, Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society, Latin American Heart Rhythm Society and Computing in Cardiology.

Dec 13, 2021

We aim to provide a critical appraisal of basic concepts underlying signal recording and processing technologies applied for (i) atrial fibrillation (AF) mapping to unravel AF mechanisms and/or identi...

Managing atrial fibrillation: The intersection of cardiology, health psychology, and the patient experience.

Dec 06, 2021

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac dysrhythmia and is an accelerating public health challenge. Challenges related to detection, management, and prevention of disability and dysfunctio...

CHA DS -VASc impact on risk following percutaneous coronary intervention in atrial fibrillation.

Nov 22, 2021

In 2010, the European Society of Cardiology Guidelines on atrial fibrillation (AF) introduced the CHA DS -VASc score to guide initiation of oral anticoagulation. In patients with AF undergoing percuta...

Age-related changes in clinical characteristics and outcomes of chronic heart failure outpatients in a cardiology setting. A report from the Italian Network on Heart Failure.

Nov 22, 2021

Ageing and comorbidities are increasing frailty/complexity of heart failure (HF) patients globally. We assessed evolving trends over two decades according to patients' age and time of recruitment in a...