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Cardiology Management

Stroke Prevention Using Wearables

2022 09 Nov

The University of Cincinnati is part of a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to study a strategy to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. The trial will use an app on Apple Watch to monitor irregular heartbeat to reduce patients’ reliance on blood-thinning medication. “The individualised... Read more

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Short Acting Beta-Blockers in Critically Ill Patients With Heart Failure

2022 14 Oct

An overview of the clinical evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of landiolol for the treatment of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter with heart failure and effective heart rate control during arrhythmias. Supraventricular arrhythmias (SVTs) are common in post-operative and cardiac ICUs. SVTs increase the risk of death as well as... Read more

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#ESCCongress: Atrial Fibrillation Screening Using Smartphones

2022 29 Aug

The latest research presented at the ESC Congress in Barcelona shows that conventional smartphone-assisted atrial fibrillation (AF) screening more than doubles the detection and treatment rate in older people compared to routine screening.  AF is the most common heart rhythm disorder and affects over 40 million people worldwide. People with this... Read more

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New Post-Cryptogenic Stroke Remote Telemetry Study Demonstrates Increased AF Detection

2022 09 Mar

As an initial remote monitoring diagnostic approach, Philips BioTel Heart MCOT detected 4.6 times more patients with atrial fibrillation compared to implantable loop recorder alone Almost eight times lower costs were achieved with improved detection rates and reduction of secondary stroke risk Remote cardiac monitoring via the... Read more

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2021 28 Aug

In another Hot Line session at the ESC Congress 2021, findings from the ENVISAGE-TAVI AF showed that edoxaban is non-inferior to warfarin and its analogues for adverse clinical events in patients with atrial fibrillation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation.   The prevalence of pre-existing or new-onset atrial fibrillation after TAVI ranges... Read more

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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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Volume 21 - Issue 1, 2021

2021 24 Feb

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