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RATE-AF Trial and Patient and Public Involvement

2021 06 Jul

The RAte control Therapy Evaluation in permanent Atrial Fibrillation (RATE-AF) trial is the first randomised clinical trial of digoxin vs beta-blockers in patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure symptoms. It is a unique trial as it uses patient and public involvement (PPI) in trial design and management. In other words, the RATE-AF trial... Read more

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Increase in Stroke Risk With Greater Alcohol Intake

2021 22 Jun

Consumption of alcohol is associated with an increased risk of incident atrial fibrillation. Even a low spectrum of alcohol consumption could be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation. Alcohol consumption has been shown to have a consistent linear dose-response relationship when it comes to risk of AF.   In a recent study, alcohol abstinence reduced... Read more

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Postoperative atrial fibrillation: risk factors, predictive scores and prevention

2021 14 Jun

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Artificial Intelligence Can Predict New Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke Risk

2021 09 Mar

A team of scientists from Geisinger and Tempus have found that artificial intelligence can predict risk of new atrial fibrillation (AF) and AF-related stroke. Their findings are published in Circulation.  Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with numerous health risks, including stroke and death. The study... Read more

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Evidence-Based Management of Atrial Fibrillation

2021 22 Feb

The 2020 ESC Guidelines and the addition of Landiolol An overview of the updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation, developed in association with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. T he European Society of Cardiology (ESC) provides a range of scientific and educational activities,... Read more

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New ESC Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation Published

2020 30 Nov

The European Society of Cardiology ( ESC ) has published their new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation during its congress this year*. The recently released guidelines replace the recommendations of the Society, which were published in 2016. One of the most interesting innovations is the approach towards characterization... Read more

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Atrial Fibrillation and Sepsis: A Life-Threatening Combination

2020 08 Oct

Almost half of the patients with sepsis suffer from myocardial depression and a reduced ejection fraction. Sepsis can also cause changes in circulating volume, vascular tone, and coronary blood flow, all of which affect heart function and heart rate. Serum catecholamine levels and direct measurements of renal sympathetic nerve activity have shown that... Read more

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COVID-19 and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

2020 09 Jul

During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, all non-critical appointments in hospitals have been postponed, and GPs and private specialists are only seeing patients with the most urgent needs. The priority for most healthcare facilities has been managing and treating COVID-19 patients. However, while this is going on, there are reports of reduced volumes... Read more

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New-Onset of Atrial Fibrillation in the ICU: a special challenge for heart failure patients

2020 23 Apr

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heartbeat irregularity and associated with development of stroke, myocardial infarction and heart failure. Vice versa, the structural and neurohormonal changes in heart failure (HF), when the contractility of the heart muscle is reduced, make the development and progression of AF much more likely.  HF itself... Read more