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May 28, 2015

“Isolated” AF is not benign

Long-term atrial fibrillation (AF)-related stroke and mortality risks are similar between individuals with and without secondary AF precipitants, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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April 29, 2015

First fully-implantable micropacemaker designed for foetal use

The first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a foetus with complete heart block has been developed, with preclinical testing and optimisation reported in a recent issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.1

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March 27, 2015

Study shows stem cells have potential to help childrens’ hearts

Stem cells may have the same potential in treating children with congenital heart diseases as has been shown with adults patients, according to a study published recently in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine.1

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June 26, 2014

Heart failure hospitalisation more than doubles in IBD flares

Heart failure hospitalisation more than doubles during inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flares, according to a study of more than 5 million Danish people presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held recently in Athens, Greece.

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June 26, 2014

Increased mortality risk for AF patients on digoxin, independent of heart failure

Digoxin use is associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality in patients aged ≥65 years with atrial fibrillation (AF) regardless of concomitant heart failure (HF), according to a retrospective analysis published recently in the American Journal of Cardiology.1

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May 28, 2014

Novel device for central sleep apnoea in heart failure

A novel device (remede®, Respicardia, Inc.) implanted under the skin like a pacemaker successfully treats central sleep apnoea (CSA) in heart failure patients, according to research presented recently at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, in Athens, Greece.

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December 20, 2013

More than a quarter of HF admissions are for patients with diabetes

More than a quarter of admissions to hospital with heart failure (HF) involve a patient with diabetes (28%, or 198,200 of 717,100 admissions during 2010–2012), according to the latest National Diabetes Audit1 released by the Health & Social Care Information Centre.

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June 20, 2013

AF disrupts peptide use in heart failure diagnosis

The diagnostic performance of plasma natriuretic peptides is impaired by atrial fibrillation (AF), which is associated with increased peptide levels in the absence of heart failure (HF), according to a study1 published recently in JACC: Heart Failure.

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January 25, 2013

Rhythm versus rate control strategies in AF and CHF

Improvements in quality of life and functional capacity are similar in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and coronary heart failure (CHF) randomised to rhythm- versus rate-control strategies, while sinus rhythm was associated with beneficial effects on New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class and modest gains in quality of life, according to a study1 published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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September 27, 2012

Renal denervation benefits in heart failure

RDN leads to better outcomes than standard drug treatment in patients with advanced heart failure, according to research1 presented at this year’s ESC Congress, held in Munich, Germany.

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