Arrhythmia

Emergency Room Doctors Publish Guide on Cardiovascular Complications of COVID-19

May 18, 2020

Researchers from UVA Health have recently published a paper with the intent on educating emergency room physicians about the cardiac complications of COVID-19.

Novel Smartphone Trial Design Collects Large-Scale AF Data Very Rapidly

May 28, 2019

In this study, among participants with smartphone-detected AF, 72% had experienced no symptoms. This technology-based screening approach could have legs.

PRAGUE-12 at 5 Years: Stroke Rate Reduced, Sinus Rhythm Maintained

May 28, 2019

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.

Test Your AFib IQ: 5 Questions

May 21, 2019

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. 

ERADICATE-AF: Renal Artery Denervation Improves Results of Catheter Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation with Hypertension

May 14, 2019

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%). 

Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation Significantly Reduces Atrial Fibrillation

May 14, 2019

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.

ECG Challenge: It's the Level of the Block that Counts

December 11, 2017

This 83-year-old man is treated only for hypertension and says he "feels like Tarzan." The routine ECG says otherwise.

ECG Challenge: Subtle but Significant

August 08, 2017

What cause of persistent DOE, fatigue in this patient who is s/p CABG and maze ablation? Your ECG read?

Mechanical Fall

March 21, 2017

A 72-year-old woman sustains a distal radius fracture during a fall after losing her balance. She denies syncope. What's your ECG read?

Stroke Prevention in the Patient with Afib and T2DM: NOACs vs VKAs

March 13, 2017

Which anticoagulant therapy has the greater absolute benefit in these complex patients?