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Articles tagged ‘arrhythmia’

November 24, 2015

Botox may prevent AF after CABG surgery

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.

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December 19, 2014

Digoxin can increase risk of death in AF

In adults with atrial fibrillation (AF), digoxin use is independently associated with higher risks of death and hospitalisation, according to a study published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.1

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August 5, 2014

Extra-virgin olive oil reduces AF risk

In the absence of proven interventions for the primary prevention of atrial fibrillation (AF), extra-virgin olive oil in the context of a Mediterranean dietary pattern may reduce the risk of AF, according to a post hoc analysis of the PREDIMED (Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea) trial published recently.1

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December 20, 2013

Still “chipping away” at ethnic differences in AF

White people have an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) whether compared with black, Asian, or Hispanic people, with the heightened risk being most pronounced in the absence of cardiovascular comorbidities, according to a study1 published recently in Circulation.

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June 20, 2013

Sleep apnoea experts concur on sudden death increased risk

A moderate case of obstructive sleep apnoea can significantly increase a person’s risk for sudden cardiac death, according to the largest study1 of its kind published online recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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June 20, 2013

Self assessment programmes from the ACC

Created by experts in the field, ArrhythmiaSAP features self assessment programmes from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), aimed at providing the information you need to appropriately treat patients with arrhythmias, in a variety of formats.

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February 28, 2013

Lyme disease can affect heart conduction

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.

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December 20, 2012

Incidence of SCD in high school athletes

The risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) is small amongst high school athletes, in the range of 1:100,000 participants, according to a study1 published recently in Heart Rhythm.

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December 20, 2012

Serum magnesium and AF risk

Low levels of serum magnesium are associated with an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), according to an analysis1 of the Framingham Offspring Study published recently in Circulation.

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October 19, 2012

Call for more specialist nurses in HF and arrhythmia

The Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust Heart Failure Service has received funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to set up a community intravenous (IV) diuretic service for patients with heart failure (HF).

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