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Amiodarone ( Cordarone ) is more efficacy than Sotalol ( Betapace ) for maintaining sinus rhythm, but both drugs have equal efficacy in patients with ischemic heart disease. A total of 665 patien ...


A small study shows that a common bacterium may also be linked to the development of atrial fibrillation, Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori ) is a spiral-shaped bacterium that is found in the gastr ...


Acute coronary syndrome ( ACS ) is an term for conditions that cause chest pain due to insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle ( acute myocardial ischemia ). It includes unstable angina, or ches ...


The American College of Chest Physicians ( ACCP ) released the first evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and management of postoperative atrial fibrillation ( AF ) after car ...


Study treatments for the ACTIVE W trial of the ACTIVE ( Atrial Fibrillation Clopidogrel Trial with Irbesartan for Prevention of Vascular Events ) program have been discontinued due to a significant di ...


Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ( BIDMC ) has found that heavy alcohol consumption – 35 or more drinks per week -- can significantly increase men's risk of developing atrial fibril ...


Use of the antiarrhythmic agent Amiodarone ( Cordarone ) is associated with one-half the incidence of atrial tachyarrhythmias following cardiac surgery. The study is published in the JAMA. Atri ...


Elderly patients taking the commonly prescribed Warfarin ( Coumadin ), an anticoagulant medication, experience an increased risk for osteoporosis-linked bone fractures, according to a study at Washing ...


Risk factors for stroke should be used to determine whether anti-clotting therapy is given to people with atrial fibrillation, according to revised Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Atria ...


The A-COMET-II ( Azimilide-CardiOversion MaintEnance Trial-II ) trial evaluated the efficacy of Azimilide ( Stedicor ), a new class III anti-arrhythmic drug, in atrial fibrillation.Researchers, led by ...


Results from the CHARISMA ( Clopidogrel for High Atherothrombotic Risk and Ischemic Stabilization, Management and Avoidance ) trial showed an excess mortality in patients randomized to Clopidogrel ( P ...


Cardiac resynchronization therapy ( CRT ) is an effective therapy in symptomatic, drug-refractory heart failure ( HF ) patients with prolonged QRS and low ejection fraction ( EF ). Long-term results ...


The drug Levosimendan ( Simdax ) did not improve survival for patients with decompensated heart failure when compared with a more widely-used treatment for this condition, Dobutamine. Acute decompe ...


Beta-blocker drugs may help prevent myocardial infarction during surgery, but they may increase the risk of death and major stroke. POISE is the world’s largest randomized trial addressing perioper ...


Women who have up to two alcoholic drinks per day do not appear to be at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, but drinking more than that amount is associated with a higher risk. Studies assessin ...