The 5-year PRAGUE-12 study outcomes show that LAA ablation in cardiac surgery patients with a history of atrial fibrillation reduces stroke rate vs cardiac surgery alone.
In this study, among participants with smartphone-detected AF, 72% had experienced no symptoms. This technology-based screening approach could have legs.
The use of direct‐acting oral anticoagulants has increased among nursing home residents with atrial fibrillation.
Overestimating the bleeding risk of anticoagulants may lead to poor compliance.
Test your knowledge of the 2019 "focused" updates to the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS guidelines on the management of atrial fibrillation with this quick, 5-question quiz.
SAN FRANCISCO― Results of the TREAT-AF trial showed burden of AF was reduced by 85% at 6 months using transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve, vs a sham procedure; findings were showcased at the 40th HRS Scientific Sessions.
ERADICATE-AF: Renal Artery Denervation Improves Results of Catheter Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation with Hypertension
SAN FRANCISCO--Study results reported at the 40th HRS Scientific Sessions showed at 1 year, more patients remained AF-free in the renal denervation/catheter ablation group than in the group receiving catheter ablation alone (71.4% vs 57.8%).
Many kidney disease patients with atrial fibrillation are not treated with anticoagulation, increasing their risk of stroke.
This 83-year-old man is treated only for hypertension and says he "feels like Tarzan." The routine ECG says otherwise.
What cause of persistent DOE, fatigue in this patient who is s/p CABG and maze ablation? Your ECG read?