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The efficacy of short-term antiarrhythmic drugs ( AADs ) use compared with no-AADs prescription after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation ( AF ) in preventing atrial arrhythmia recurrence is unce ...


Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia requiring medical treatment and has been associated with enhanced atrial fibrosis and heart failure. Relaxin, an antifibrosis and antiinflammatory p ...


Apixaban ( Eliquis ), a direct factor Xa inhibitor approved for thromboembolic prophylaxis in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, is increasingly used in patients undergoing catheter ablat ...


Among nearly 35,000 initially healthy women who were followed-up for about 20 years, those with new-onset atrial fibrillation had an increased risk of cancer. Atrial fibrillation, the most common c ...


European Society of Cardiology ( ESC ) Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure are published in European Heart Journal and the European Journal of Heart Failure, ...


A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that atrial fibrillation patients treated long term with Warfarin had higher rates of dementia, A ...


Very frequent premature ventricular complexes ( PVCs ) may be a reversible cause of dilated cardiomyopathy. A study has reviewed the literature on the consequences of frequent PVCs on myocardial funct ...


A study has evaluated the magnitude of risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity in patients with psoriatic arthritis ( PsA ) compared with the general population through a systematic revie ...


UK researchers have presented a new study that supports the cardiovascular safety of Calcium and Vitamin-D supplementation. The study was based on analysis of the UK Biobank, a very large study comp ...


In a middle-aged population, it was recently shown that the stable vasopressin marker plasma copeptin predicts development of diabetes mellitus, diabetic heart disease and death. Researchers have hyp ...


Minimal data are available regarding the long-term mortality risk of subclinical atherosclerosis using coronary artery calcium ( CAC ) scoring among patients with a family history of coronary artery d ...


Cholesterol Ester Transfer Protein ( CETP ) inhibitors have been developed following the recognition of an association of CETP polymorphisms and changes in HDL-cholesterol in Japan. Dalcetrapib ( R ...


Smokers have lower short-term mortality after acute myocardial infarction ( AMI ) than non-smokers; however, little is known about the long-term effects of smoking on life expectancy after AMI. A st ...


Carboxylesterases, which convert Dabigatran etexilate ( Pradaxa ) to its active form, Dabigatran, have also been shown to influence lipoprotein metabolism, although any pleotropic effects of the drug ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved the first pacemaker that does not require the use of wired leads to provide an electrical connection between the pulse-generating device and the h ...