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November 24, 2015

Thumb-ECG – innovation to identify AF and prevent stroke

There is growing interest in an innovative thumb-electrocardiogram (ECG) system for remote arrhythmia investigation and stroke prevention (Zenicor-ECG, Zenicor Medical Systems), which apparently detects up to four times more atrial fibrillation than a conventional Holter ECG.

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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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September 30, 2015

Yoga – the missing link to stroke rehabilitation?

Evidence-based lifestyle interventions such as yoga have a role to play in addressing the unmet psychological, social and spiritual needs after a stroke, according to a review by Dr Maarten Immink (University of South Australia) published online recently on The Conversation.1

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September 30, 2015

Multiple risk factors cancel AF impact on stroke risk

The impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) on ischaemic stroke risk in elderly patients is eliminated with multiple risk factors, according to an 11 year study in more than 425,000 patients presented recently at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.1 The findings suggest that stroke prevention in the elderly may need to focus on the concomitant effects of multiple risk factors rather than on a specific risk factor such as AF.

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May 28, 2015

BHF urges Supreme Court to get tough on UK air pollution

Supreme Court judges must force the UK Government to speed up its plans to improve UK air quality, in order to protect the nation’s hearts from the adverse effects of air pollution, according to a recent statement from the British Heart Foundation.

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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

Does gender affect anticoagulation?

Contemporary global data show that anticoagulant use for stroke prevention is no different in men and women with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published recently in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.1

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April 29, 2015

AF guidelines may drive stroke research funding

The amount of government money pumped into dementia and stroke research in the UK has risen significantly in recent years, but it is still far too low when compared with spending on heart disease and cancer, according to a study published recently in the online journal BMJ Open.1

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April 29, 2015

Bleeding risk, physical functioning and non-use of anticoagulation

Post-stroke anticoagulation decisions are made based on clinical factors associated with bleed risk and motor deficits or physical functioning. However, opportunities may exist for improving clinician documentation of specific reasoning for non-anticoagulation prescription, according to a study published recently in the Quarterly Journal of Medicine.1

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April 29, 2015

Benefits of thrombolysis after stroke to be re-evaluated

Advice to use the tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) alteplase more than three hours after an acute stroke should be re-evaluated, according to a study published recently in the British Medical Journal.1

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