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November 24, 2015

Black people at greater risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Black people are more likely than white people to experience sudden cardiac arrest and at a much earlier age, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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October 30, 2015

Lower income increases risk of death after cardiac surgery

Low household income is associated with higher risk of death after cardiac surgery, even in countries where the entire population has access to free healthcare, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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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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August 5, 2014

Early weight and glucose control may ward off AF

Efforts aimed at weight reduction or glycaemic control may affect the proportion of the population with sustained atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American Heart Association.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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May 28, 2014

Results from world’s largest study on stroke risk factors

The association between 10 known risk factors and roughly 90% of strokes has been shown in large patient populations, according to preliminary findings from the INTERSTROKE study presented recently at the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology. The results also demonstrate an overall consistency in the collective importance of these risk factors around the world, say the authors.

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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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December 20, 2013

Stroke mortality decline – credit where it’s due

The decline of stroke from third to fourth leading cause of death represents a major public health and clinical medicine success story, attributable to research studies and the application of their findings in developing intervention programmes, according to a study1 published recently in Stroke.

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June 20, 2013

Physical activity and arrhythmia risk

There is no statistically significant association between regular physical activity and increased incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a meta-analysis published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.1

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December 20, 2012

Smoking-cessation reduces SCD

There is a strong dose-response relationship between cigarette smoking and sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk, and smoking cessation significantly reduced and eventually eliminated excess SCD risk, according to a study1 published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.

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