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Atrial Fibrillation

Determinants of Prolonged Length of Hospital Stay of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.

Aug 30, 2021

The increasing prevalence and high hospitalization rates make atrial fibrillation (AF) a significant healthcare strain. However, there are limited data regarding the length of hospital stay (LOS) of A...

Diagnostic Accuracy of Smartwatches for the Detection of Cardiac Arrhythmia: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Aug 30, 2021

Significant morbidity, mortality, and financial burden are associated with cardiac rhythm abnormalities. Conventional investigative tools are often unsuccessful in detecting cardiac arrhythmias becaus...

Cycle Length Evaluation in Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Using Kernel Density Estimation to Identify Transient and Stable Rapid Atrial Activity.

Aug 30, 2021

Left atrial (LA) rapid AF activity has been shown to co-localise with areas of successful atrial fibrillation termination by catheter ablation. We describe a technique that identifies rapid and regula...

[The Spanish Catheter Ablation Registry. 20th Official Report of the Heart Rhythm Association of the Spanish Society of Cardiology (2020)].

Aug 23, 2021

This article reports the results of the 2020 Spanish Catheter Ablation Registry, a year marked by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.Data were collected retrospectively through completion and return of a specifi...

The level of growth differentiation factor 15 as a predictor of left atrial thrombosis in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

Aug 19, 2021

Aim    To study the role of blood concentration of growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15) as a predictor of left atrial/left atrial appendage (LA/LAA) thrombosis in patients with nonvalvular atri...

Artificial intelligence MacHIne learning for the detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation guidelines in the emergency department setting (AIM HIGHER): Assessing a machine learning clinical decision support tool to detect and treat non-valvular atrial fibrillation in the emergency department.

Aug 19, 2021

Advanced machine learning technology provides an opportunity to improve clinical electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation, allowing non-cardiology clinicians to initiate care for atrial fibrillation (AF...

Rationale and design of the IRON-AF study: a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study to assess the effect of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose in patients with atrial fibrillation and iron deficiency.

Aug 12, 2021

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with significantly impaired quality-of-life. Iron deficiency (ID) is prevalent in patients with AF. Correction of ID in other patient populations with intravenou...

The comparison of Kardia Mobile and Hartmann Veroval 2 in 1 in detecting first diagnosed atrial fibrillation.

Aug 09, 2021

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the leading cause of stroke. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) advises opportunistic AF screening among patients aged ≥ 65 years. Considering this, the aim herein,...

Conference Highlights: Heart Rhythm 2021

Aug 07, 2021

New research was presented at Heart Rhythm 2021, the hybrid annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, held virtually starting June 30 and in person from July 28-31, in Boston. The features below hig...

The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Aug 05, 2021

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has found numerous applications in cardiology due in part to large digitized datasets and the evolution of high performance computing. In the discipline o...

Prospective clinical trial evaluating spironolactone in Doberman pinschers with congestive heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy.

Aug 02, 2021

Whether the aldosterone antagonist spironolactone has beneficial survival effects in dogs with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is not known. The primary objective of the study was to evaluate the effect ...

Implications of atrial fibrillation on the clinical course and outcomes of hospitalized COVID-19 patients: results of the Cardio-COVID-Italy multicentre study.

Jul 29, 2021

To assess the clinical relevance of a history of atrial fibrillation (AF) in hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).We enrolled 696 consecutive patients (mean age 67.4 ± 1...

Outpatient Prescription Practices in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (From the NCDR PINNACLE Registry).

Jul 26, 2021

This study sought to evaluate inappropriate prescribing practices in an atrial fibrillation (AF) population, as outlined by the 2016 ACC/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults with A...

Thromboembolic risk stratification in atrial fibrillation-beyond clinical risk scores.

Jul 19, 2021

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in the adult general population. As populations age, the global burden of AF is expected to rise. AF is associated with stroke and thromboembolic...

Relationship between number of medications and incidence of falls or bone fracture in elderly patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: Shinken database analysis.

Jul 19, 2021

Polypharmacy is known to be a risk factor for falls or bone fracture (F/F) in elderly patients. However, this relationship is not fully described in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVA...

Cost Conversations About Anticoagulation Between Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Their Clinicians: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial.

Jul 15, 2021

How patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and their clinicians consider cost in forming care plans remains unknown.To identify factors that inform conversations regarding costs of anticoagulants for ...

In-hospital complications in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction depending on renal function.

Jul 15, 2021

To analyze in-hospital complications in patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) depending on renal function.Observational study in patients with STEMI.The study included 169 pa...

Adult Anomalous Left Coronary Artery Arising From the Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA) Syndrome as First Presentation With Atrial Fibrillation in a Marathon Runner.

Jul 12, 2021

Anomalous left coronary artery arising from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) syndrome is a very rare congenital heart disease with an incidence of one in 300,000 and a high rate of mortality early in lif...

Health-related quality of life in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators in Sweden: a cross-sectional observational trial.

Jul 12, 2021

Decisions regarding implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) must consider information about presumed health-related quality of life (HRQL). The purpose of the study was to assess HRQL in patien...

Multi-classification of arrhythmias using a HCRNet on imbalanced ECG datasets.

Jul 08, 2021

Cardiac arrhythmia, which is an abnormal heart rhythm, is a common clinical problem in cardiology. Arrhythmias can be divided into many Categories, and accurate detection of arrhythmias can effectivel...