May 22, 2013
A comprehensive statement of recommendations on the proper diagnosis and management of patients with inherited primary arrhythmia syndromes was presented recently at the Heart Rhythm Society’s 34th Annual Scientific Sessions, held in Denver, Colorado (USA).
April 26, 2013
Mild and severe psoriasis are associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction and stroke, while severe psoriasis is also associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality, according to a study1 published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
March 27, 2013
Radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is superior to rate control for improving exercise performance in individuals with heart failure, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1
February 28, 2013
Lyme disease, the increasingly common tick-borne infection, can affect the heart, as well as other organs, according to a report1 published online recently by Circulation.
January 25, 2013
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is highly prevalent amongst typically older high-risk patients hospitalised with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study1 published recently in Heart.
December 20, 2012
Children with implanted heart-rhythm devices and their parents suffer from a lower quality of life compared with their healthy counterparts, and may benefit from psychotherapy, according to a study1 published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology.
November 15, 2012
Death from cardiovascular causes is more likely in the winter, regardless of climate, according to research1 presented recently at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012.
October 19, 2012
Women are more likely to die from a myocardial infarction (MI) than men, according to research presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2012, held recently in Istanbul. The gender gap in mortality was independent of patient characteristics, revascularisation delays and revascularisation modalities. Women also had longer treatment delays, less aggressive treatment, more complications and longer hospital stays.
September 27, 2012
Aspirin is not effective in stroke prevention, with a high risk of bleeding in elderly AF patients, and its use should be restricted to patients who refuse anticoagulation, according to an update1 of the ESC Guidelines on the management of atrial fibrillation (AF) released recently.
August 24, 2012
This year, the American Heart Association will expand its Get With The Guidelines® quality improvement programme1 to improve care for patients hospitalised with atrial fibrillation (AF). Is the UK also keeping pace?
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