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Articles tagged ‘mortality’

January 14, 2016

Do anaesthetists affect cardiac surgery mortality? An anaesthetist speaks

There has been much interest in a feature in the last edition of BJC Arrhythmia Watch, which focused on a paper1 published on behalf of the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (ACTA) which concluded that “anaesthetists did not appear to affect mortality”.

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November 24, 2015

Road traffic noise linked to deaths and increased risk of stroke

Long-term exposure to road traffic noise is associated with small increased risks of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in the general population, particularly for stroke in the elderly, according to a recent UK study.1

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September 30, 2015

Better outcomes when you follow the AF guidelines

Patients with atrial fibrillation who receive antithrombotic management according to European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines have better outcomes than those who do not, suggest results from the EORP-AF Pilot General Registry presented recently at ESC 2015, and published online in Europace.1

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July 30, 2015

Digoxin-associated mortality: a systematic review

Digoxin use is associated with an increased mortality risk, particularly among patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a report published recently in the European Heart Journal.1

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May 28, 2015

Elderly mortality reduced with more physical activity

Risk of death for the elderly decreases with greater and more regular exercise, according to a study in a French cohort of more than 1,000 elderly subjects (the PROOF study) presented recently at EuroPRevent 2015.1

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April 29, 2015

β-blockers safe in post-MI patients with COPD?

Despite earlier concerns of possible harmful effects, it has now been shown that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) discharged with β‐blockers after a myocardial infarction (MI) had a lower all‐cause mortality compared to patients not prescribed β‐blockers, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association.1

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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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September 26, 2014

Digoxin linked to mortality in patients with AF: the TREAT-AF study

Digoxin is associated with increased risk of death in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF), independent of drug adherence, kidney function, cardiovascular comorbidities, and concomitant therapies, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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August 5, 2014

Atrial fibrillation Eurowide: there’s a lot of it about!

The number of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in Europe is predicted to be up to17 million by the year 2030, with the number of new cases of AF per year standing at 120,000–215,000, according to a report recently published in Clinical Epidemiology.1

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April 30, 2014

Safety of dronedarone in routine clinical care

Dronedarone, as prescribed to atrial fibrillation (AF) patients in Sweden, has not exposed patients to increased risks of death or liver disease, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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