Relation of Abdominal Obesity to Risk of Atrial Fibrillation (From the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke [REGARDS] Study)

Feb 19, 2022 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Relation of Abdominal Obesity to Risk of Atrial Fibrillation (From the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke [REGARDS] Study)

Our knowledge of the association between abdominal obesity (AO) and the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) after adjusting for body mass index (BMI) is limited. We included 11,617 Black and…

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Arrhythmias and Intraventricular Conduction Disturbances in Patients Hospitalized With Coronavirus Disease 2019

Feb 19, 2022 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Arrhythmias and Intraventricular Conduction Disturbances in Patients Hospitalized With Coronavirus Disease 2019

Cardiac arrhythmias have been observed in patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Most analyses of rhythm disturbances to date include cases of sinus tachycardia, which may not accurately reflect true…

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Reliability of Fractional Flow Reserve and Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio in Assessing Intermediate Coronary Stenosis in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Feb 19, 2022 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Reliability of Fractional Flow Reserve and Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio in Assessing Intermediate Coronary Stenosis in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Despite the current use of fractional flow reserve (FFR) and instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) for guiding revascularization in atrial fibrillation (AF), there is a lack of studies evaluating their reliability…

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Risk of Intracranial Hemorrhage Caused by Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (from a Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials)

Feb 19, 2022 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Risk of Intracranial Hemorrhage Caused by Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (from a Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials)

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who take direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) face the risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), which can be serious and even life threatening, but the risk of…

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Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials Comparing the Impact of Implantable Loop Recorder Versus Usual Care After Ischemic Stroke for Detection of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk

Feb 19, 2022 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials Comparing the Impact of Implantable Loop Recorder Versus Usual Care After Ischemic Stroke for Detection of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk

Implantable loop recorder (ILR) is recommended to detect subclinical atrial fibrillation (AF) after cryptogenic stroke; however, the clinical outcomes of this practice is unclear. We conducted a systematic review and…

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Comparison of Low-Dose Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Patients <80 Versus ≥80 Years of Age With Atrial Fibrillation

Feb 19, 2022 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Comparison of Low-Dose Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Patients <80 Versus ≥80 Years of Age With Atrial Fibrillation

Evidence on the efficacy and safety of low-dose direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) in older patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation is still scarce. We conducted a single-center prospective registry of patients…

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Impact of Sustained Weight Loss on Cardiometabolic Outcomes

Feb 19, 2022 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Impact of Sustained Weight Loss on Cardiometabolic Outcomes

Highlights • Sustained weight loss significantly lowers incidence of cardiometabolic outcomes. • Sustained weight loss significantly delays onset of cardiometabolic outcomes. • Greater weight loss significantly delays onset of cardiometabolic…

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