Search Tag: atrial fibrillation

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

#ESCCongress: ENVISAGE-TAVI AF Trial

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

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

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

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

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

A Value-Based Approach to Atrial Fibrillation

2019 26 Aug

Enhancing Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Flow Garners Profound Results   One year ago, Health Management published Aiming to heal 80 percent more hearts through the power of partnership . The article outlined the bold ambitions of Oslo University Hospital – a leading center in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) – to expand access and enhance... Read more

Deep Learning AI May Identify Atrial Fibrillation

2019 07 Aug

A recent study published in The Lancet found that artificial intelligence (AI) technology was able to diagnose patients with intermittent atrial fibrillation even when their hearts were at a normal rhythm. The 10-second test could help identify patients at risk of unexplained heart attacks or strokes.   Atrial Fibrillation currently affects 2.7... Read more

AF to affect over 14 million people in the EU by 2060

2019 12 Jun

Urgent action is needed to prevent, detect and treat atrial fibrillation to stop a substantial rise in disabling strokes. That’s the main message of a paper published in EP Europace, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), during World Heart Rhythm Week. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder and accounts... Read more