Alcohol is ubiquitous in Western society, and rates of excessive use among adults remain high. Excessive alcohol consumption is an established risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), but what are the effects of moderate and mild consumption on AF? In a new study published in HeartRhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society and […]Continue Reading ...
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication, affecting one quarter to one half of all patients following cardiac surgery. It can result in heart failure, stroke, and longer hospital stays, resulting in an increased cost of care. HeartRhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society and the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, reports promising results […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 — After a heart attack, your risk for a stroke is elevated longer than previously believed, preliminary results of a new study suggest. “A heart attack is a risk factor for stroke for at least three months,” said researcher Dr. Alexander Merkler, an assistant professor of neurology at Weill Cornell Medical […]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 ...
Biosense Webster EMEA, a Division of Johnson & Johnson Medical NV/SA and leader in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation has today, during AF Association Global AF Aware Week, published a report that uncovers the growing burden of AF on patients, caregivers and healthcare systems across Europe. The new report is calling for greater awareness and […]Continue Reading ...
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 ...
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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