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Various ablation strategies of persistent atrial fibrillation ( PersAF ) have had disappointing outcomes, despite concerted clinical and research efforts, which could reflect progressive atrial fibril ...


While bleeding is a well-known complication of Warfarin ( Coumadin ) use and is thought to be a contributory cause of treatment discontinuation, studies quantifying this association are limited. The ...


Researchers performed a prospective, randomized clinical study ( PRESAGE ) to assess whether prophylactic treatment with Metoprolol or Losartan, initiated soon after lung cancer surgery in patients wi ...


Treatment of hypertensive patients with beta-blockers reduces heart rate and decreases central blood pressure less than other antihypertensive drugs, implying that reducing heart rate without altering ...


Data on the incidence of new onset atrial fibrillation and flutter ( AF/f ) in patients with acute pericarditis are limited. A gol of a study was to determine the incidence and prognostic significance ...


Recently published clinical guidelines recommend cardiac resynchronisation therapy ( CRT ) for patients with heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction ( LVEF ) and non-left bundle ...


The association between obesity and prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease ( CAD ) remains uncertain. Researchers undertook a meta-analysis for the effects of body mass index ( BMI ) on mo ...


ST-elevation myocardial infarction ( STEMI ) is frequently associated with reciprocal ST-segment depression in contralateral ECG leads. However, the relationship of the resolution of ST-segment depres ...


Acute myocardial infarction ( AMI ) is the leading cause of death and disability globally. There is increasing evidence from observational studies that influenza infection is associated with acute myo ...


Plasma norepinephrine ( NE ) level can be a guide to mortality in patients with heart failure. A study aimed to evaluate the significance of plasma norepinephrine level compared with plasma natriureti ...


A study has tested the hypothesis that risk factor pattern, treatment and prognosis differ between men and women with heart failure ( HF ) with and without diabetes in the Swedish Heart Failure Regist ...


The Fontan circulation is associated with an increased risk of thromboembolic events ( TEs ). As many as 25% of these thrombotic events result in fatality. More subtle adverse effects on the pulmonary ...


Atrial fibrillation is often asymptomatic, but outcomes require further characterization. The study objective was to investigate the clinical presentation, management, and outcomes in asymptomatic and ...


Currently available antiarrhythmic agents for the treatment of atrial fibrillation have important limitations, leaving an unmet need for safe and effective therapy. Ranolazine is an approved antiang ...


The purpose of the study was to describe the associated baseline features of atrial fibrillation patients with heart failure ( HF ) with reduced and preserved ejection fraction ( HFrEF and HFpEF ). ...