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Atrial Fibrillation and Cause‐Specific Risks of Pulmonary Embolism and Ischemic Stroke

Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a well‐established risk factor for ischemic stroke (IS). Emerging evidence also indicates an association between AF and pulmonary embolism (PE). Because IS may potentially mediate the observed risk of PE in AF, we aimed to assess the impact of AF on the ...

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Can a smartwatch save your life?

... or too low - bradycardia) as well as disturbances of rhythm (arrhythmias). Consumer HR monitors are making claims that they can identify arrhythmias such as Atrial Fibrillation (AF) where the heart beats irregularly. If found early and treated with blood thinning drugs, this can reduce the risk of strokes.” ...

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LAA closure cuts risk of thromboembolism in AFib patients

Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure at the time of cardiac surgery may reduce the risk of thromboembolism in older patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to an observational study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. AFib, the most common sustained arrhythmia, has ...

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Left atrial concomitant surgical ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery

Introduction Surgical ablation is a generally established treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing concomitant cardiac surgery. Left atrial (LA) lesion set for ablation is a simplified procedure suggested to reduce the surgery time and morbidity after procedure. The present meta-analysis aims ...

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Epsom cardiologist and nurse diagnose heart problems in The Ashley Centre

A local doctor and nurse gave up their holiday time to offer free ECG health checks to Ashley Centre shoppers. They teamed-up with Surrey Arrhythmia Support Group (ASG) on Wednesday January 10 to raise awareness around strokes and help prevent them.

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Cardiology and Healthcare conference in Navigating the way to cardiology research for Future

The 28th International Conference on Cardiology and Healthcare is going to be held at Abu Dhabi, UAE from August 9-11, 2018 revolving around the theme: “Sharing the Vision in Cardiology and Healthcare Research”. This meeting has been collaborated with Russian Society of Cardiology and Arrhythmia Alliance.

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Cardiac Rhythm News - 19 January 2018

See the latest news from the Cardiac Rhythm News here.

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Targeted screening for atrial fibrillation in Scotland would cut stroke deaths among 50000 living ...

THOUSANDS of Scots are living with an undiagnosed heart condition which makes them five times more likely to suffer a potentially fatal or disabling stroke, according to a report today. It estimates 50,000 people in Scotland are living with undiagnosed and untreated atrial fibrillation (AF), which causes ...

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Largest Study to Date Supports Surgical LAA Closure in A-fib Patients

Another study, this one drawing on data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, supports a role for left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) during cardiac surgery as a means of preventing thromboembolism in adults over the age of 65 with atrial fibrillation.

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Ventricular tachycardia: Causes, types, symptoms, and treatment

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a disorder where the heart beats faster than normal. It is caused when the electrical signals from the ventricles are irregular. For a person at rest, a normal heart rhythm usually ranges between 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm); someone experiencing ventricular tachycardia ...

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