Search Tag: atrial fibrillation

Cardiology Management

Dual antithrombotic therapy with dabigatran after PCI in atrial fibrillation

2017 24 Oct

Triple antithrombotic therapy with warfarin plus two antiplatelet agents is the standard of care after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), but this therapy is associated with a high risk of bleeding. Researchers conducted a randomised trial ("RE-DUAL PCI") to compare the use of two regimens of dual... Read more

Cardiology Management

#ESC17 - AF Diagnosis Rate Increased With Mobile ECG Recording Device

2017 06 Sep

During one of the Hot Line trials that took place at the European Society of Cardiology 2017 in Barcelona, late-breaking results revealed that patients who used a mobile heart monitoring device to record an ECG were almost four times more likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) than patients receiving routine care. AF is a common and... Read more

Cardiology Management

Alcohol Consumption and Cardiac Arrhythmias

2017 30 Apr

Researchers studied beer drinkers at the Munich Octoberfest and found that the more the alcohol consumption, the higher the likelihood of developing cardiac arrhythmia. The research findings are published in the European Heart Journal. See Also: Moderate, Habitual Alcohol Intake Can Cause Irregular HeartbeatThis is the first study to investigate the... Read more

IMAGING Management

4D Imaging Software Predicts Stroke Risk

2016 17 Oct

A new imaging software programme, supported by the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health and published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, can now predict who is most at risk for stroke.   It has been estimated that atrial fibrillation (AF) affects approximately 33.5 million people worldwide, and it is also thought to... Read more