Tag Archive: AF

Aug 18

The better warfarin anticoagulation is managed over the long–term in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)

The better warfarin anticoagulation is managed over the long–term in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the lower their later risk of dementia, suggests a retrospective single–center study published August 8 in Heart Rhythm.

Aug 16

A retrospective analysis of >5000 cardioversions conducted between 2003 and 2010 in emergency rooms in Finland has suggested that even if electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation (AF)

A retrospective analysis of >5000 cardioversions conducted between 2003 and 2010 in emergency rooms in Finland has suggested that even if electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation (AF) is carried out without anticoagulation within 48 hours of onset of acute AF, the first 12 hours provide by far the best time window of opportunity for decreasing …

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Aug 13

A new study conducted in a large cohort of elderly veterans newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF)

A new study conducted in a large cohort of elderly veterans newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) revealed that those who received initial treatment with digoxin had a >20% increased risk of dying within about three years compared with their peers. The study was published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Jul 27

Simple measurement of the peripheral pulse (MPP)

Simple measurement of the peripheral pulse (MPP) at the radial artery appears to be an effective screening tool for diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients who have had a stroke, suggests a new pilot study published online in Neurology on July 23.

Jul 06

The study is published in the July issue of PLOS ONE

A novel research by UC San Francisco has pointed that the use of catheter ablation is not only beneficial for treating atrial flutter but also can significantly reduce hospital visits, both inpatient and emergency, and lower the risk for atrial fibrillation. The study is published in the July issue of PLOS ONE.

May 04

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA)

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has issued new guidelines on the secondary prevention of stroke. While the guidelines stress upon the importance of blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and exercise, they also include some important new recommendations like screening stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) survivors for diabetes and obesity, monitoring for atrial fibrillation …

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Apr 05

New AF guideline includes four key changes

New AF guideline includes four key changes: A new AF guideline by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society in collaboration with the Society of Thoracic Surgery, describes a more precise stroke–risk calculator and when to use aspirin, novel oral anticoagulants, and catheter ablation. Simultaneously published online March 28, 2014 …

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