Home News Professional Family History Linked to Early-Onset A-Fib in Minorities WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 — Probands of African or Hispanic/Latino descent with early-onset atrial fibrillation (EOAF) are more likely than European Americans to have a first-degree relative with AF, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in JAMA Network Open. Zain Alzahrani, M.D., […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 — Immediate monitoring with a self-applied wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) patch results in a higher rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosis among individuals at high risk, according to a study published in the July 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Steven R. Steinhubl, M.D., from the Scripps Translational […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 — Sleep disruption consistently predicts risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) before and after adjusting for obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study published online June 25 in Heart Rhythm. Matthew A. Christensen, M.D., from the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues assessed whether poor sleep is a risk factor for […]Continue Reading ...
March 21, 2018 Bottom Line: A smartwatch coupled with a machine learning algorithm was able to detect irregular heartbeat, or atrial fibrillation (AF), with high accuracy in a small group of patients undergoing treatment to restore normal heart rhythm but with lower accuracy in a larger group of people with a self-reported history of AF. […]Continue Reading ...
March 16, 2018 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) researchers uncover four microRNA molecules in the bloodstream that could predict the onset of atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart condition that causes an irregular, and often rapid, heart rate. It increases the risk of developing strokes, heart failure, and even dementia. Although it […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Say you’re the coach of a basketball team that’s trailing by two points in the dying seconds of a game. Your team has the ball and you call a timeout to set up a play. Or imagine your football team has just scored a touchdown with three seconds to play to […]Continue Reading ...
While coordinated care has been a goal of government health agencies and the Institute of Medicine, it doesn’t always happen. One government health agency said, “Current healthcare systems are often disjointed, and processes vary among and between primary care sites and specialty sites.” A team approach can improve the coordination of care and there is […]Continue Reading ...
After being stung by a parasitic wasp, the American cockroach loses control of its behavior, becoming host to the wasp’s egg.Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Poor sleep quality appears to be an important risk factor for atrial fibrillation, report scientists in the first study of its kind to demonstrate a relationship between poor sleep quality independent of sleep apnea and a higher risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). Their findings are published in HeartRhythm. AF is an […]Continue Reading ...
June 26, 2018 Poor sleep quality appears to be an important risk factor for atrial fibrillation, report scientists in the first study of its kind to demonstrate a relationship between poor sleep quality independent of sleep apnea and a higher risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). Their findings are published in HeartRhythm. AF is an irregular, […]Continue Reading ...
March 14, 2018 Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced today that Biosense Webster, Inc., a worldwide leader in the diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias, has completed patient enrollment in its U.S. Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study of the THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH® SF Catheter. The prospective, multicenter, non-randomized study of 367 patients is evaluating the […]Continue Reading ...
Special Issue: Seniors Print this issue Take Care of Yourself While Caring for Others It can be a labor of love, and sometimes a job of necessity. Millions of Americans provide unpaid care for someone with a serious health condition each year. These often-unsung heroes provide hours of assistance to others. Yet the stress and […]Continue Reading ...
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Results of the PRECISE II study showed the implanted continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system from Eversense to be safe and highly accurate over the 90-day sensor life in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study reports that chronic exposure to arsenic interferes with insulin secretion in the pancreas, which may increase the risk of diabetes. The paper, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. Arsenic is an element that occurs naturally in soil, plants and water […]Continue Reading ...
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