November 24, 2015
Botox may prevent arrhythmias when injected into fat surrounding the heart after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), according to research published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.
October 30, 2015
Researchers have identified a gene which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease in women, according to a study published recently in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics.1
September 30, 2015
Many in the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England privately agree that the NHS Health Checks (NHSHC) programme is costly and ineffective, but are obliged in public to ‘toe the party line,’ according to a review published recently in the Journal of Public Health.1
July 30, 2015
There is huge variation across England in the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) to reduce stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a recent statement from the Atrial Fibrillation Association (AF Association) which condemns the new data as “completely unacceptable”.1
June 26, 2015
Uninterrupted anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device implantation is recommended in a position paper from the European Heart Rhythm Association, published recently in EP Europace.1
May 28, 2015
Obesity is an important contributor to the atrial fibrillation (AF) epidemic, potentially explaining one-fifth of all cases, according to a study published recently in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.1
April 29, 2015
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke, according to a review of trials published recently in the Cochrane Library.1
March 27, 2015
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills 51% of women in Europe and breast cancer kills 3%, bucking the misperception of CVD as a man’s disease, according to a recent call for women to reduce their risk from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
February 25, 2015
Pattern of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a strong independent predictor of stroke risk in non-anticoagulated patients, and may help to assess the risk/benefit for anticoagulant therapy, especially in lower risk patients, according to a study published recently in the European Heart Journal.1
January 29, 2015
A study1 from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has found some unexpected changes in haemodynamics following prolonged weightlessness. They observed that, while ambulatory heart rate does not change, systemic blood pressure decreases during prolonged space flight.
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