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Cardiac rhythm News - 1 June 2018

Here is all the latest Cardiac Rhythm News.

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Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation results in higher complication rates when compared to catheter ablation

The total procedure-related complications after surgical minimally invasive pulmonary vein isolations (MIPI) were higher; this was mainly due to more major complications. During a two-year follow-up there were three transient ischaemic attacks or cerebrovascular accidents after MIPI compared to zero after catheter ablation.

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Apixaban is a safe alternative to warfarin during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation and may have a positive effect on cognitive function

Apixaban and warfarin are equally safe during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, according to results of the AXAFA-AFNET 5 (Anticoagulation using the direct factor Xa inhibitor apixaban during Atrial Fibrillation catheter Ablation: Comparison to vitamin K antagonist therapy) (German Atrial Fibrillation NETwork (AFNET)) trial presented at European Heart Rhythm Association Congress (EHRA; 18–20 March 2018, Barcelona, Spain). There were similar rates of stroke and bleeding, and an improvement in cognitive function was shown for the first time.

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European Sudden Cardiac Arrest network will look at gender-based prevention and treatment

Researchers will use a European network of 90,000 patients, including 20,000 DNA samples, to look at different approaches for prevention and treatment of sudden cardiac arrest for men and women.

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Our Founder Trudie Lobban MBE was live this morning on BBC Radio Oxford

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Listen to Our Founder Trudie Lobban MBE on her Park Radio Interview on Sunday

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CPR-AED Awareness: Husband's CPR Saves Wife; AED Saves Student

EVANSTON, IL — Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the country, but having someone willing and able to perform CPR ...

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Stressful jobs are associated with a higher risk of heart rhythm disorders

Symptoms include palpitations, weakness, fatigue, feeling light headed, dizziness, and shortness of breath. Atrial fibrillation causes 20–30% of all ...

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Can exercise lead to atrial fibrillation?

Researchers from Italy discuss the connection between exercise and atrial fibrillation, and the implications on physical activity recommendations.

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Father-of-three finds out he's not eligible for £65K insurance payout

Vicky and Steven Huddleston took out critical illness insurance to cover their mortgage in the event that one of them became ill.

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