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Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation with Heart Failure

Mortality and morbidity are higher among patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure than among those with heart failure alone. Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation has been proposed as a means of improving outcomes among patients with heart failure who are otherwise receiving appropriate treatment.

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Ischaemic stroke, haemorrhage, and mortality in older patients with chronic kidney disease newly started on anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation: a population based study from UK primary care

To assess the association between anticoagulation, ischaemic stroke, gastrointestinal and cerebral haemorrhage, and all cause mortality in older people with atrial fibrillation and chronic kidney disease.

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Blood thinning drugs may raise stroke risk for some a-fib patients

New research suggests, but cannot prove, that blood thinning drugs may raise stroke risk for seniors with atrial fibrillation who also have kidney disease

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Intra-Atrial Dyssynchrony During Sinus Rhythm Predicts Recurrence After the First Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of intra-atrial dyssynchrony as a marker of underlying left atrial (LA) remodeling to predict recurrence after the first atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation.

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Biomarker predicts success of Afib treatment

Johns Hopkins researchers report successful use of heart imaging to predict the benefit or futility of catheter ablation, an increasingly popular way to treat atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder.

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Atrial Fibrillation Treated With LAA Occlusion Reduces Thromboembolism Risk

Surgical left atrial appendage occlusion (S-LAAO) is associated with a lower risk for 3-year thromboembolism-related hospital readmission compared with no S-LAAO in older patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing cardiac surgery, according to findings from a retrospective study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Migraine and risk of cardiovascular diseases: Danish population based matched cohort study

To examine the risks of myocardial infarction, stroke (ischaemic and haemorrhagic), peripheral artery disease, venous thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, and heart failure in patients with migraine and in a general population comparison cohort.

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Migraines Linked to More Cardio Problems

Migraine is associated not just with increased risks of strokes and heart attacks, but also with blood clots and irregular heart rates, according to an observational study of over a half million people in Denmark.

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Association Between Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion and Readmission for Thromboembolism Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Concomitant Cardiac Surgery

In this retrospective cohort study of 10 524 Medicare recipients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardiac surgery, surgical left atrial appendage occlusion, compared with no surgical left atrial appendage occlusion, was significantly associated with lower risk of readmission for thromboembolism at 3 years (unadjusted, 4.2% vs 6.2%; adjusted hazard ratio, 0.67).

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Everyone has heart palpitations, but for some it can be serious

You might feel them as skipped heartbeats or unusually forceful beats. One friend describes her heart palpitations as a soft fluttering that starts in her chest, moves to her neck and sometimes makes her cough

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