Tag: "fibrillation" at medical news
Emergency clopidogrel could save thousands of lives46,000-patient heart attack trial results
...e risks of repeat heart attacks and of ventricular fibrillation
 . But, early use of beta-blocker treatment rai...ative risk of repeat heart attacks and ventricular fibrillation
by 1520%, but increased the relative risk of cardiac shock by about 30% (chiefly during the first da...
Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
...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 using minimally...
Mount Sinai stroke prevention trial published in JAMA
...embolic events in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation
(AF) as effectively as current treatment with warfarin. The SPORTIF V (Stroke Prevention using an ORal Direct Thrombin Inhibitor in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation) trial, the largest stroke prevention trial ever conducted in patients with atrial f...
Simpler blood thinning medication effective for preventing blood clots and stroke
...nts with atrial fibrillation. Non-valvular atrial fibrillation
is implicated in nearly15 percent of strokes, acco...erly. Underuse of warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation
at high risk of bleeding calls for safer, more dependable alternatives. Ximelagatran offers fixed or...
New stroke-prevention drug unlikely to be cost-effective except in patients at high risk of bleeding
... new drug would be cost-effective for those atrial fibrillation
patients whose risk of bleeding is high. The find...n agent to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation
as well as to prevent blood clots in other conditions. The drug was intended as an alternative to wa...
Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies
... 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 surgery Carotid...
Country's first 'simplified maze' using new ultrasound technology is done at Northwestern Memorial
...rce that allows surgeons to surgically cure atrial fibrillation
(AF) while a patient's heart is beating rather tha...orthwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Atrial fibrillation
is a widespread cardiac rhythm disorder in which the upper chambers of the heart do not beat effecti...
Obesity appears to be modifiable risk factor for atrial fibrillation
...mber 24 issue of JAMA . The prevalence of atrial fibrillation
(AF) is expected to increase several-fold in the coming decades, according to background information in the article. Because the onset of AF is associated with considerable illness and a higher risk of death despite various therapies, the identificat...
Ventricular regulation may be key to preventing heart failure
... of goats are similar to the rapid rates of atrial fibrillation
and can cause the heart ventricles to wear out. "This may imply that in patients with atrial fibrillation, we must aim at keeping the ventricular rate low [with drugs] and thus prevent the development or inhibit the progression of heart failure," ...
Study emphasizes importance of women in cardiac research
...rior 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 importance of making ...
Study clarifies impact of age on safety of warfarin treatment for atrial fibrillation
...racranial hemorrhage in older patients with atrial fibrillation
who take the drug warfarin to prevent ischemic str...l stroke risk fivefold. Many patients with atrial fibrillation
are treated with blood-thinning medications like warfarin, and previous studies by members of this r...
News tips for Wednesday, November 10, 2004
...tract 3099 Tall stature heightens risk of atrial fibrillation
in some patients. The size of heart chambers incr...ong, direct correlation" between height and atrial fibrillation
(AF), a rapid rhythm in the heart's upper chambers, among patients with impaired left ventricular fu...
Can we learn new tricks from an old drug in treating heart attacks?
...was once the mainstay of treatment for ventricular fibrillation
and other heart rhythm disorders after AMI, although in recent years it has been largely replaced by other drugs. However, Dr. Bacaner now believes that bretylium may offer unique advantages in heart attack treatment, and that it can be given effe...
News tips for Monday, November 8, 2004
...t 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 a...
News tips for Sunday, November 7, 2004
... 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 maintaining optimal blood pressure (BP) can prevent AF. Doctors studied AF development in 226 patients with a history of hypertension and coronary artery disease...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Nov. 2, 2004
...ythm? A study of two common therapies for atrial fibrillation
found that using drugs to slow heart rate (rate co...ed data from a major trial of treatment for atrial fibrillation
to calculate the cost-effectiveness of rate and rhythm control. Rate control was more cost-effectiv...
Minimally invasive surgery for heart rhythm abnormality proven effective
...y all patients with this irregular rhythm." Atrial fibrillation
affects more than two million Americans. Normally,...ed risk of heart attack or stroke. In fact, atrial fibrillation
accounts for about 15 percent of all strokes in the United States. Medications can alleviate sympto...
Ephedrine and unheralded sudden cardiac death
...ild beating of the heart) and four had ventricular fibrillation
(VF, an extreme arrhythmia where the heart can no longer pump). One of the four animals with VF could not be resuscitated. Ephedrine was marketed for many years as an aid to weight loss and an enhancer of athletic performance, but has never been sys...
Alcohol consumption may be associated with irregular heart beat in men
... for a link between alcohol consumption and atrial fibrillation
is conflicting. Lars Frost, M.D., Ph.D., and Pet...tely 5.7 years), 556 participants developed atrial fibrillation
(including 374 men [1.7 percent] and 182 women [0.7 percent]). There was a modest increase in risk ...
Listening in on the whispering heart
...have been diagnosed with the heart disorder atrial fibrillation
(AF). In AF, the upper chambers of the heart, the ...nother disorder of the heart's rhythm, ventricular fibrillation
(VF) can be just as bad for your health. Biomedical engineer Kityee Au-Yeung of Duke University, in ...
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