Surgery Associated With New-Onset AF

A Canadian study has found that new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs in about onethird of patients without a history of AF who undergo transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The incidence of new-onset AF was higher in those with larger left atrial size and those who underwent transapical TAVI. At both 1-month and 1-year follow-up, new onset AF was associated with higher rates of stroke and systemic embolism but not a higher mortality rate. Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, January 10,...

The 2011 Veith Symposium

Highlights from the 2011 Veith Symposium include a novel device for clampless, bloodless vascular surgery; treatments for asymptomatic carotid stenosis; an ultrasound technique for acute PE; and more.