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New 2019 guidelines for patients with atrial fibrillation
Lin Yee Chen, MD, MS, Associate Professor with Tenure, Cardiovascular Division, in the Department of Medicine with the University of Minnesota Medical School was part of a Writing Committee tasked with updating the 2014 guidelines for patients with AFib. (2019-02-22)
Record number of late-breaking trials submitted to EHRA 2019 Congress
March 17 to 19, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. A record number of late-breaking trials and scientific abstracts have been submitted to EHRA 2019, the leading arrhythmias meeting in Europe, which will reveal cutting edge science on cardiac rhythm disorders. (2019-02-19)
Finding suggests ways to promote adult heart tissue regeneration
Researchers report that they have been able to remove the 'breaks' that hold back cardiomyocyte proliferation, opening the possibility for treating heart disease by reprogramming adult cardiomyocytes to a more fetal cell state. (2019-02-14)
Most triggers for irregular heartbeat can be easily modified
A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillatio, one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats, has found that the majority of triggers for the condition are easily modifiable lifestyle choices, including alcohol, caffeine, exercise and lack of sleep. (2019-02-14)
Should we screen people for irregular heartbeat?
Should we screen people for irregular heartbeat (known as atrial fibrillation, or AF for short) in an effort to prevent strokes? (2019-02-13)
Immunotherapy drug used as 1st-line therapy for Merkel cell carcinoma improved survival
A multi-center phase II clinical trial investigating pembrolizumab as a first-line and programmed cell death-1 therapy in patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma reports lasting tumor control, generally manageable side effects and improved overall survival. (2019-02-07)
Ambulance nitroglycerin patch to lower blood pressure did not improve stroke outcomes
Despite the promise of earlier small studies, a patch to lower stroke patient's blood pressure before reaching the hospital didn't improve stroke outcomes. (2019-02-06)
Americans concerned about weight, but don't understand link to heart conditions, health
A Cleveland Clinic survey finds that while most Americans (88 percent) understand that there is a connection between a healthy heart and a healthy weight, most aren't doing enough -- or anything -- to combat their own weight issues. (2019-01-31)
Stroke risk factors on the rise in Native-Americans
Stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and smoking are common and on the rise among Native-Americans with clot-caused stroke. (2019-01-30)
Do women with breast cancer have a higher risk of atrial fibrillation?
Patients with breast cancer may have an increased incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF), say researchers. (2019-01-29)
Bad brakes
A study in human and mouse heart cells identifies a faulty molecular brake in the most common form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people and athletes and the most common genetic disease of the heart The faulty brake, found about a quarter of all genetic mutations in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, interferes with the heart muscle's ability to contract and relax,. (2019-01-28)
Updated treatment guidelines for atrial fibrillation recommend a new class of blood thinners to help prevent stroke
Newer anticoagulants, known as non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs), are recommended over the traditional warfarin to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib). (2019-01-28)
UMN researchers refine the ability to predict atrial fibrillation-related stroke
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is associated with a five-fold increased risk of stroke. (2019-01-25)
Tachycardia in cancer patients may signal increased mortality risk
Cancer patients who experienced tachycardia within one year of cancer diagnosis had higher mortality rates up to 10 years after diagnosis of tachycardia, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient conference. (2019-01-25)
'Training gym' for lab-grown heart cells: Engineering researchers design new platform
Heart muscle cells need exercise -- even when they grow outside the human body. (2019-01-24)
Normal variations in thyroid function may be linked to atrial fibrillation risk
A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has strengthened the link between thyroid function and atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular heart rhythm that increases the risk of stroke and other heart-related complications. (2019-01-23)
New leukemia drug is more effective and easier to use
A landmark study co-authored by a Loyola Medicine oncologist has found that a newer targeted drug is significantly more effective than standard therapy for treating elderly patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). (2019-01-11)
How much is too much? Even moderate alcohol consumption is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation
Excessive alcohol consumption is an established risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), but what are the effects of moderate and mild consumption on AF? (2019-01-10)
UMN Medical School Researchers discover how to treat diastolic heart failure
Research out of University Minnesota Medical School and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight uncovers what causes diastolic heart failure and how it can be treated. (2019-01-10)
Study identifies 'clinical risks' and biomarkers to screen patients with heart condition
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found two biomarkers that could be used to identify a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation in patients who have three 'clinical risks'. (2019-01-06)
Canagliflozin not associated with increased risk for fracture
Compared with a glucagon-line peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist, canagliflozin was not associated with an increased risk for fracture in patients with type 2 diabetes at relatively low risk for fracture. (2018-12-31)
Annals of Internal Medicine embargoed news; Catheter ablation superior to standard drug
A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials found that catheter ablation was superior to conventional drug therapy alone for patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure. (2018-12-24)
Pesticide exposure raises risk for cardiovascular disease among Latino workers
Latinos who are exposed to pesticides in their workplaces are twice as likely to have cardiovascular disease compared with Latinos who are not exposed to pesticides at work, according to a new study published in the journal Heart. (2018-12-12)
New link between atrial fibrillation and mutations in heart disease gene
A nationwide research team has found a strong relationship between early-onset Afib and mutations that break TTN, a gene that helps maintain the structure of heart muscle. (2018-12-11)
PPIs combined with oral anticoagulants reduce risk of gastrointestinal bleeding
A Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study published today in JAMA shows that patients already at higher risk for gastrointestinal bleeding gain a marked protection from this risk when they take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) in combination with an oral anticoagulant. (2018-12-04)
New study shows that fish oil does not increase bleeding risk in surgery patients
A new study published in Circulation showed that fish oil -- which contains the omega-3s EPA and DHA -- did not increase perioperative bleeding in surgery patients. (2018-12-04)
New study finds racial disparities in oral anticoagulant use
Black patients with atrial fibrillation are significantly less likely to receive oral anticoagulants -- particularly newer, more effective versions -- than white and Hispanic patients. (2018-11-28)
Not just a pretty face: Botulinum toxin shows promise in trials to reduce post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) in cardiac surgery patients
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication, affecting one quarter to one half of all patients following cardiac surgery. (2018-11-27)
One in 5 young adults in India has high blood pressure
One in five young adults in India has high blood pressure, according to research presented at the 70th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI). (2018-11-25)
Depressed people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation
Depressed people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) journal.1 Medication was not responsible for the high frequency of atrial fibrillation in depressed people. (2018-11-20)
New promising compound against heart rhythm disorders and clogged arteries
A new pharmacological agent demonstrates promising results for the prevention of a wide range of heart rhythm disorders, including both cardiac and brain injury-induced arrhythmia and the most common and malignant among them: atrial fibrillation. (2018-11-15)
Migraines that affect vision may increase risk of irregular heartbeat
People who experience migraine with visual aura may have an increased risk of an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, according to a study published in the Nov. (2018-11-14)
Researchers find further link between a-fib, brain injury, and possible neurodegeneration
A new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference has found that patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) also show signs of asymptomatic brain injury. (2018-11-11)
Overtreating patients for hypothyroidism could raise their risk of stroke, study finds
For patients who take medication to treat hypothyroidism, being treated with too much medication can lead to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder associated with stroke, a new study of more than 174,000 patients has found. (2018-11-10)
Watch a 3D-engineered human heart tissue beat
Researchers have developed a way to grow human heart tissue that can serve as a model for the upper chambers of the heart, known as the atria. (2018-11-08)
Barriers to using stroke-preventing anticoagulants in Canada hinder appropriate management of patients with atrial fibrillation
International guidelines recommend direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) over warfarin to prevent stroke for most patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). (2018-11-05)
Complication of broken heart syndrome associated with both short- and long-term risk of death
When patients with broken heart syndrome survive a life-threatening complication that renders the heart suddenly unable to pump enough blood, they remain at greater risk of death for years afterwards, according to research to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. (2018-11-05)
Opioid use may increase risk of dangerous heart rhythm disorder
Opioid use appears to increase a person's risk for developing atrial fibrillation, a dangerous heart-rhythm disorder known to cause strokes, according to preliminary research to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. (2018-11-05)
Hospital admissions for AFib rise with daylight saving time transition
Hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common type of irregular heartbeat, rise in the days following the spring transition of daylight saving time, according to preliminary research to be presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2018, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians. (2018-11-05)
Stroke survivors and those at risk urged to focus on yoga and tai chi
One of Australia's biggest health issues could be checked if more people took up yoga or tai chi and reduced their blood pressure, an Australian study has found. (2018-11-05)
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