The Practical Cardiology™ Arrhythmia clinical resource center provides information and insights for those interested in the latest from the field of heart rhythm disorders. From atrial fibrillation to ventricular tachycardia and everything in between, this page is where readers can find articles, videos, podcasts, and conference coverage related to arrhythmias and electrophysiology.

In High-Risk Patients, Most DOACs Reduce Stroke Risk Without Increasing Bleeding Risk vs Warfarin

August 16, 2021

Using propensity score-matching, a new study is providing insight into the risk reduction and bleeding risk associated with various DOACs versus warfarin and one another in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and an increased gastrointestinal bleeding risk.

No Evidence Coffee Consumption Increases Risk of Arrhythmias, UCSF Study Finds

July 20, 2021

Analysis of data from the UK Biobank cohort suggests consumption of coffee was not linked to an increased risk of arrhythmias, with some evidence indicating habitual use was linked to a decrease in incidence of atrial fibrillation or flutter and supraventricular tachycardia.

Meta-Analysis Details CVD Risk After Thyroidectomy in Patients with Thyroid Cancer

June 03, 2021

Data from AACE 2021 suggests the risk of cardiovascular disease was 15% greater among patients with thyroid cancer who underwent thyroidectomy than the general population, but found no significant difference in risk of cardiac mortality and atrial fibrillation.