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MHRA to review anticoagulant prescribing after CKD stroke risk warning

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has said it will review the use of anticoagulants, following a new study that showed increased risks for atrial fibrillation patients with comorbid chronic kidney disease patients.

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New mobile app can detect atrial fibrillation that causes strokes

Turku, Finland: A new mobile application developed at the University of Turku in Finland can detect atrial fibrillation that causes strokes, according to a new research. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. It is a serious life-threatening medical condition that requires urgent ...

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Study Shows Positive Results with Medtronic Cryoballoon for Patients with Persistent Atrial ...

DUBLIN and BARCELONA, Spain - MARCH 19, 2018 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced one-year results from the CRYO4PERSISTENT AF study of ablation with the Arctic Front Advance(TM) Cryoballoon to isolate the pulmonary veins in patients with symptomatic persistent atrial fibrillation ...

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Researchers find novel method to detect Atrial Fibrillation through mobile application

The university joined hands with the Heart Centre of the Turku University Hospital and carried out a statistical analysis where they examined 300 patients with heart problems and half of them with atrial fibrillation. The smartphone application could detect patients with atrial fibrillation with 96% accuracy ...

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Study finds the heart can terminate atrial fibrillation itself after local gene therapy

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia). Treatment aims to restore the heart's normal rhythm and includes drugs, which are not effective in all patients, ablation, for which efficiency remains suboptimal in the long-term, and electric shocks, which are effective but painful and ...

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European Society of Cardiology guidelines on syncope launched today at EHRA 2018

Barcelona, Spain – 19 March 2018: European Society of Cardiology guidelines on syncope were launched today at EHRA 2018 and published online in the European Heart Journal.1,2. Syncope is a transient loss of consciousness caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. Approximately 50 per cent of ...

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London Arrhythmia Summit

Our aim is to give Electrophysiologists and Arrhythmia specialists an update and succinct review of all the important developments/changes in this arena over the past year. The programme is dedicated to highlight guideline changes and important studies that will impact daily practice as well as an opportunity to look ahead to new developments on the horizon. We aim to road map all the information to the relevant conferences and hence provide a comprehensive update.

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Predicting recurrent atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation

Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is a cornerstone of catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation (AF), but the achievement of durable PVI lesion can be challenging, and PVI alone may be insufficient for successful rhythm control in approximately a third of patients who underwent CA of AF, resulting in a high ...

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Race and stroke in an atrial fibrillation inception cohort: Findings from the Penn Atrial Fibrillation Free study

Stroke may be the initial manifestation of atrial fibrillation (AF). Limited studies, however, have evaluated racial differences in stroke before the diagnosis of AF.

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Black Atrial Fibrillation Patients Have Increased Risks for Strokes

Compared with whites, blacks are at increased risk of developing an ischemic stroke either before or after diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online in Heart Rhythm.

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