Cardiac dysrhythmias

This category covers several different disorders, all of which represent a disruption to normal sinus cardiac rhythm. The disruption may result in a disordered rhythm or rate.

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Stryker launches in the US its defibrillation solution, the LIFEPAK CR2 defibrillator.

Stryker has launched the company’s newest defibrillation solution, the LIFEPAK CR2 defibrillator with LIFELINKcentral AED program manager, in the United...

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Phase IIIb ELIMINATE-AF study of Lixiana shows safety and efficacy in bleeding events

Daiichi Sankyo announced results from phase IIIb ELIMINATE-AF, a prospective, randomised, open label, blinded endpoint evaluation (PROBE) design study assessing...

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Real-world study of Xarelto finds efficacy and cost saving in atrial fibrillation

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced results of a new real-world study, which found newly diagnosed patients...

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Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients.

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Guidelines

2016 ESC Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with EACTS

Despite good progress in the management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), this arrhythmia remains one of the major causes of stroke, heart failure, sudden death, and cardiovascular morbidity in the world.

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2015 ESC Guidelines for the management of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death

In light of the very recent consensus documents for the management of patients with VA released by the major international heart rhythm societies, the ESC Guidelines Committee decided to focus the content of this document on the prevention of SCD.

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2014 ESC/EACTS Guidelines on myocardial revascularization

In 2014, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first procedures performed in 1964. Thirteen years later, the first percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was performed.

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Journal articles

Interaction of obesity and atrial fibrillation: an overview of pathophysiology and clinical management.

Areas covered: We will briefly discuss the obesity paradox and its mechanisms regarding cardiac and hemodynamic function changes. In the first main part of this review, we will be discussing risk assessment studies...

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Acute reversal of dabigatran with Idarucizumab for intravenous thrombolysis as acute stroke treatment.

Intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is contraindicated in patient taking either Factor Xa inhibitors or direct thrombin inhibitors.

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Reversal strategies in patients treated with direct oral anticoagulants.

The aim of this review is to summarize recent study data and recommendations on nonspecific and specific DOAC reversal strategies and to present the current evidence.

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Clinical trials

Study Of The Blood Thinner, Apixaban, For Patients Who Have An Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Atrial Fibrillation) And Expected To Have Treatment To Put Them Back Into A Normal Heart Rhythm (Cardioversion) (EMANATE)

Some people can develop an abnormal heart beat known as "Atrial fibrillation" or "AF" that puts them at risk of developing clots in the heart. Those clots can travel in the blood circulation to the brain and cause a...

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A Study Exploring Two Strategies of Rivaroxaban (JNJ39039039; BAY-59-7939) and One of Oral Vitamin K Antagonist in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Who Undergo Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PIONEER AF-PCI)

The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety for 2 different rivaroxaban treatment strategies and one Vitamin K Antagonist (VKA) treatment strategy utilizing various combinations of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT)...

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Global Study to Assess the Safety and Effectiveness of Edoxaban (DU-176b) vs Standard Practice of Dosing With Warfarin in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (EngageAFTIMI48)

This study is to demonstrate the safety and efficacy profile, in two different dose regimens of Edoxaban (DU-176b), (an investigational...

Added 11 years ago

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What is AF or Atrial Fibrillation?

This week, from the 20th to the 26th November it is Global AF Awareness Week. Here we explore Atrial Fibrillation (also called AF or AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke, blood clots, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Over 1 million people have been diagnosed with AF in the UK alone.  

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Starting patients on anticoagulants in secondary care: how to do it

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Starting patients on oral anticoagulants in primary care: how to do it

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Maintaining patients on oral anticoagulants: how to do it

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