Tag: "atrial" at medical news

Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure

...re out the heart is starting to depend more on the atrial contribution than the early filling. So how do you reverse that? By lowering blood pressure," says Dr. Kapuku. That may mean taking antihypertensive medications at these early signs of trouble. Measures such as weight loss and exercise also may help ...

Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program

...o cure a widespread cardiac rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (AF). This new procedure features the only energy source that allows surgeons to surgically cure AF while a patient's heart is beating rather than having to use a heart-lung bypass machine. Dr. McCarthy recently performed the surgery us...

Mount Sinai stroke prevention trial published in JAMA

...stemic embolic events in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) as effectively as current treatm...e prevention trial ever conducted in patients with atrial fibrillation, was designed to evaluate whether fixed oral-dose ximelagatran (36 mg twice daily) is a...

Simpler blood thinning medication effective for preventing blood clots and stroke

...warfarin for prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Non-valvular atrial fibrillation is implicated in nearly15 percent of strokes, according to background information in th...

New stroke-prevention drug unlikely to be cost-effective except in patients at high risk of bleeding

...hat the new drug would be cost-effective for those atrial fibrillation patients whose risk of bleeding is hi...the American Medical Association. In patients with atrial fibrillation, the upper part of the heart often quivers instead of beating, so blood pools and clots...

Stroke patients receive better care when hospitals 'get with the guidelines'

...scharged patients who received anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation; treatment with aspirin-like drugs or anticoagulants; cholesterol measurement; treatment for low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels of 100 or higher, or continued therapy for those already on cholesterol-lowering drugs; medicat...

Study proves catheter ablation safe for patients

...heart rhythm including such specific conditions as atrial fibrillation, AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia, and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome....

Animal study shows link between nicotine and atrial flutter

...rhythm that has many similarities to typical human atrial flutter, a potentially life-threatening condition ...ive pulmonary disease, an independent predictor of atrial flutter. These findings have raised the possibility that a causal link might exist between nicotine...

Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies

...urgery Valve repair and replacement MAZE and atrial fibrillation ablation procedures Coronary artery bypass with arterial conduits LV and aortic aneurysm repair Congestive heart failure surgery Ventricular assist devices Vascular Surgery Thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm surger...

Orqis receives FDA approval to expand clinical trial of Cancion CRS therapy to 40 centers

...n hemodynamic improvement, reduced ventricular and atrial volumes and improved renal function, as well as whether the CRS therapy may have a sustained effect after removal, offering hope for potential therapeutic recovery. ...

Study finds heavy drinking linked to higher stroke risk

...ol's association with both high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation. Although the findings also found that average intake of lower amounts of alcohol was associated with neither a significantly higher nor lower risk of stroke, when drinking frequency was taken into account, the light and moderate drink...

Country's first 'simplified maze' using new ultrasound technology is done at Northwestern Memorial

...rgy source that allows surgeons to surgically cure atrial fibrillation (AF) while a patient's heart is beati...n and vast experience in the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, combined with Northwestern Memorial's commitment to building a premier heart program, ...

Obesity appears to be modifiable risk factor for atrial fibrillation

...hat being obese could increase a person's risk for atrial fibrillation, the most common irregular heart rhyt...he November 24 issue of JAMA . The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) is expected to increase several-fold in the coming decades, according to backgroun...

Ventricular regulation may be key to preventing heart failure

...ed to rapid atrioventricular (AV) pacing with high atrial and ventricular rates (240 beats/min) while an additional five goats were subjected to a high atrial rate (240 beats/min) and low, regular ventricular rate (80 beats/min). Six of the 13 goats in the f...

Study emphasizes importance of women in cardiac research

...weeks prior to enrollment, and less likely to have atrial fibrillation than the men. An overall benefit from the ICD was observed (45% in men and 53% in women) with no significant influence related to gender. "This [study] has implications for the development of future trials and stresses the importan...

Study clarifies impact of age on safety of warfarin treatment for atrial fibrillation

... of intracranial hemorrhage in older patients with atrial fibrillation who take the drug warfarin to prevent... overall stroke risk fivefold. Many patients with atrial fibrillation are treated with blood-thinning medications like warfarin, and previous studies by memb...

News tips for Wednesday, November 10, 2004

....m. Abstract 3099 Tall stature heightens risk of atrial fibrillation in some patients. The size of heart ... a "strong, direct correlation" between height and atrial fibrillation (AF), a rapid rhythm in the heart's upper chambers, among patients with impaired left v...

Beta blockers after cardiac surgery reduce length of stay and complications

...s shortened hospital stays by 2.2 days and reduced atrial fibrillation, a dangerous heart rhythm, by 17.3%. ...surgery. In addition to reduced hospital stays and atrial fibrillation, early beta-blocker use was also associated with significant reductions in patient deat...

News tips for Monday, November 8, 2004

...Abstract 2159 Microwave energy successfully zaps atrial fibrillation in most patients. Atrial fibrillation (AF), the rapid fluttering of the heart's upper chambers, can result in poorer long-term survival and quality of life for heart surgery patients. Canadian doctors sought to rid patients of AF whil...

News tips for Sunday, November 7, 2004

...stract 3546 Blood pressure control helps prevent atrial fibrillation. High blood pressure poses a major risk for developing atrial fibrillation (AF), the rapid beating of the heart's upper chambers. Until now, it's been unclear if...

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