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Articles tagged ‘arrhythmias’

September 30, 2015

Patient education does not improve apixaban adherence

Adherence to the oral anticoagulant apixaban among patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) was not improved by an educational programme, according to results from the AEGEAN (Assessment of an Education and Guidance Programme for Eliquis Adherence in Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation) trial presented recently at ESC Congress 2015.

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September 30, 2015

Cold weather linked to increased stroke risk with AF

Cold weather is associated with increased risk of ischaemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study presented recently at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015.1

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July 30, 2015

First ESC recommendations for arrhythmias and CKD published

The first European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommendations for patients with cardiac arrhythmias and chronic kidney disease (CKD) were presented recently at the EHRA Europace Cardiostim 2015 meeting, and published in EP Europace.1

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October 31, 2014

Marathon athletes – ECGs on the run!

The condition of an athlete’s heart has for the first time been accurately monitored throughout the duration of a marathon race, in a study published recently in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1 This new development in cardiac testing in endurance athletes, said investigators, “would allow instantaneous diagnosis of potentially fatal rhythm disorders”.

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May 28, 2014

Apixaban can continue during cardioversion

Patients with non valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) should remain on apixaban while undergoing cardioversion, according to a recommendation from the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).1

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September 18, 2013

Paediatric EP “foreign to most”?

The first European statement1 concerning the diagnosis and management of paediatric arrhythmias has been published recently in Europace.

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March 27, 2013

Wearable ICD an option before implantation

The recent emergence of the wearable cardioverter-defibrillator provides a new prophylactic strategy for patients who are at significant risk for ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) but are not immediate candidates for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation, according to a review1 published recently in Circulation.

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January 25, 2013

Foetal LQTS linked to gestational age

Foetal heart rate (FHR) varies by gestational age (GA) in both normal and long QT syndrome (LQTS) foetuses. Postnatal evaluation of neonates with FHR ≤3rd percentile for GA may improve ascertainment of LQTS in foetuses, neonates, and undiagnosed family members.

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November 18, 2009

HRC-2009: British Journal of Cardiology report

Over one thousand delegates attended this year’s Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) in Birmingham. This report highlights some of the key elements of the meeting from the perspective of Dr Andy Hogarth (Pictured) a first time delegate and trainee in electrophysiology and devices.

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August 19, 2009

Air Pollution Raises Arrhythmia Risk In MI Patients

Autonomic dysregulation and arrhythmia can occur in selected patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) when they are exposed to air pollution, according to a recently published randomized longitudinal study conducted in Padua.

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