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Critical transition theory shows flickering in heart before atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation ranks among the most common heart conditions, and episodes are difficult to predict. (2020-05-26)
Scientists discover more than 200 genetic factors causing heart arrhythmias
Hundreds of new links have been found between people's DNA and the heart's electrical activity, according to a study of almost 300,000 people led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. (2020-05-21)
People with atrial fibrillation live longer with exercise
More than 100,000 Norwegians have atrial fibrillation. They should be actively exercising for their health. (2020-05-19)
Atrial fibrillation among overweight people is not due to fat
In a recently published study, researchers from Aarhus University document that the risk of atrial fibrillation is not linked to the amount of body fat, but instead to large muscle mass, or more precisely, a high fat-free weight (2020-05-18)
SCAI issues expert consensus on managing patients with out of hospital cardiac arrest
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released an expert consensus statement describing recommendations for the management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). (2020-05-14)
Men's blood contains greater concentrations of enzyme that helps COVID-19 infect cells
Evidence from a large study of several thousand patients in 11 European countries shows that men have higher concentrations of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in their blood than women. (2020-05-10)
Novel necklace detects abnormal heart rhythm
An ingenious necklace which detects abnormal heart rhythm will be showcased for the first time on EHRA Essentials 4 You, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2020-05-05)
Genetic study ties higher alcohol consumption to increased stroke and PAD risk
Using genetic analysis, researchers found higher alcohol consumption increased risks for stroke and peripheral artery disease (PAD). (2020-05-05)
AI -- a new tool for cardiac diagnostics
Artificial intelligence (AI) may be an aid to interpreting ECG results, helping healthcare staff to diagnose diseases that affect the heart. (2020-05-05)
Intensive blood pressure control has potential to reduce risk of atrial fibrillation
Intensive blood pressure control may reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular heartbeat that can lead to serious complications such as stroke, heart failure and heart attacks, according to scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine. (2020-05-04)
AAN updates recommendation on closure of common heart defect after stroke
New guidance from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) concludes that closure of a common heart defect called a patent foramen ovale (PFO) may be recommended for some people who have had a stroke. (2020-04-29)
Common disease prevention and cancer screening would benefit from genomic risk assessment
A new Finnish study demonstrated the benefits of large-scale genomic information in estimating the risk of onset for cardiac diseases, diabetes and common cancers. (2020-04-14)
Novel metrics suggests electronic consultations are appropriate, useful alternative to face-to-face medical appointments
Using novel metrics, researchers found that 70% of electronic consultations, or e-consults, were appropriate based on their proposed criteria and 81% were associated with avoided face-to-face visits. (2020-04-13)
Atomic magnetometer points to better picture of heart conductivity
Mapping the electrical conductivity of the heart would be a valuable tool in diagnosis and disease management, but doing so would require invasive procedures, which aren't capable of directly mapping dielectric properties. (2020-03-31)
New quantum technology could help diagnose and treat heart condition
The conductivity of living organs, such as the heart, could be imaged non-invasively using quantum technology developed by UCL researchers, which has the potential to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation. (2020-03-31)
CVIA has just published a new issue, Volume 4 Issue 3
The journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) has just published a new issue, Volume 4 Issue 3 with an invitation to join the International Brugada Electrocardiographic Indices Registry. (2020-03-31)
Antiplatelet drugs increase risk for TAVR patients with atrial fibrillation
Patients with atrial fibrillation who took oral anticoagulants alone after undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) had a lower rate of bleeding complications without an increased risk of clotting-related complications compared to patients who took antiplatelet medication in addition to oral anticoagulants, in a trial presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-30)
Boosts in serum EPA levels from prescription fish oil drive heart benefits
Higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) found in the blood--and not a decrease in triglyceride levels as originally thought--appear to explain the striking reductions in cardiovascular events and deaths seen among people taking 4 grams daily of the prescription fish oil, icosapent ethyl, according to findings from a REDUCE-IT substudy presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-30)
Study finds 'smart' devices effective in reducing adverse outcomes of heart condition
A new study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, highlights the feasible use of mobile health (mHealth) devices to help with the screening and detection of a common heart condition. (2020-03-30)
Eating more protein could help ward off atrial fibrillation in women
Women who ate slightly more than the recommended daily amount of protein were significantly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib), a dangerous heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke and heart failure, when compared with those who consumed less protein, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-19)
A giant right atrial myxoma with blood supply from the left and right coronary arteries
In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2019.0566, Yichao Xiao, Zhenfei Fang, Xinqun Hu, Qiming Liu, Zhaowei Zhu, Na Liu, Xiaofan Peng and Shenghua Zhou from the Department of Cardiology, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China consider Cardiac myxomas. (2020-03-19)
Certain cancers come with higher risk of serious heart rhythm disorder
People with a history of cancer have an over two-fold risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder, compared to the general population, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-18)
Dual therapy reduces risk for bleeding better than triple therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation
Use of dual therapy with a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) plus P2Y12 inhibitor was associated with reduced risk for major bleeding compared with triple therapy with a vitamin K antagonist (VKA) plus aspirin and P2Y12 inhibitor for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). (2020-03-16)
Better lifestyle habits are useful additions to optimize management of atrial fibrillation
Improving lifestyle habits -- such as attaining and maintaining a healthy body weight and getting regular, moderate physical activity -- may be useful additions to physician-guided management of atrial fibrillation (AF), a serious heart rhythm abnormality that can lead to stroke. (2020-03-09)
New evidence supports ablation for heart failure patients with atrial fibrillation
Only 1 in 13 everyday patients could have participated in a pivotal international clinical trial looking at the use of catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib) among people with heart failure. (2020-03-04)
MRI shows blood flow differs in men and women
Healthy men and women have different blood flow characteristics in their hearts, according to a new study. (2020-02-27)
Slow, steady increase in exercise intensity is best for heart health
For the vast majority of people, the benefits of physical exercise outweigh the risks. (2020-02-26)
Secondary analysis confirms safety of blood thinning agent
The blood thinner apixaban, which treats and prevents blood clots in some people with irregular heart rhythm, is safe and effective in stroke patients. (2020-02-21)
Gold nanoclusters: new frontier for developing medication for treatment of Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease (AD) as the major neurodegenerative disease afflicts over 50 million individuals worldwide without cure. (2020-02-14)
Vitamin C may shorten ventilation in critically ill patients
Vitamin C administration shortened the duration of mechanical ventilation in critical care patients, but the effect depended on the severity of illness. (2020-02-14)
Damaged eye vessels may indicate higher stroke risk for adults with diabetes
Damage to small blood vessels of the eye may be a marker for heightened risk of stroke in people with diabetes. (2020-02-12)
Developing seizures after stroke may increase risk of death, disability
Developing seizures after severe stroke was linked to higher risk of death or disability. (2020-02-12)
Bleeding may be a sign of bowel cancer not just a side-effect of blood-thinning drugs
Patients who are being treated with blood-thinning drugs for irregular heart beat should always be investigated for bowel cancer if they experience gastrointestinal bleeding, say the authors of a study published in the European Heart Journal. (2020-02-06)
Intravenous drugs can often rapidly restore normal heart rhythm without sedation, shocks
A study published in The Lancet found that two ways of quickly restoring normal heart rhythm in patients with acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department are equally safe and effective. (2020-01-30)
New study discovers inflammatory molecules controlling capillary loss
A study led by researchers at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine discovered that three major proinflammatory mediators -- interlukin-1 beta, tumor necrosis factor alpha, and thrombin -- individually and especially when combined, directly drive capillary loss known to occur in diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and malignant cancer. (2020-01-29)
Human longevity largest study of its kind shows early detection of disease & disease risks
Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) announced the publication of a ground-breaking study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). (2020-01-27)
Discharge 3 days following open heart surgery is safe
Patients who undergo open heart surgery and head home 3 days later are not at increased risk for complications. (2020-01-27)
Zebrafish teach researchers more about atrial fibrillation
Genetic research in zebrafish at the University of Copenhagen has surprised the researchers behind the study. (2020-01-21)
More than 2 million patients with heart disease report use of marijuana
Observational studies have linked marijuana use to a range of cardiovascular risks, including stroke, arrhythmia and diseases that make it hard for the heart muscle to pump properly. (2020-01-20)
Burnout linked with irregular heartbeat
Feeling excessively tired, devoid of energy, demoralized, and irritable? You may have burnout, a syndrome associated with a potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance. (2020-01-13)
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