Arrhythmia

 

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.

DOACs May be More Effective than Warfarin for Valvular AFib

March 30, 2021

An analysis of claims data by investigators at University of Pennsylvania indicates DOACs were associated with a 36% lower risk of stroke or systemic embolism and was also associated with a reduction in risk of major bleeding.

One Drink Per Day Increases Risk of AFib 16% in Healthy Patients

January 14, 2021

An analysis of more than 100k people from five community-based cohorts indicates consuming one alcoholic drink per day could increase risk of atrial fibrillation by 16%, while consuming four per day increased risk by 47%.