Tag: "atrial" at medical news
Patients at high risk of stroke may need to continue warfarin after heart rhythm is controlled
...of stroke by more than two-thirds in patients with atrial
fibrillation (AF), a condition which places them a...n estimated 2,260,000 individuals in the U.S. have atrial
fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat in which the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat incon...
Loyola employs high-tech software to target irregular heartbeat more accurately
...igation system, but it is especially effective for atrial
fibrillation, a disorder of the electrical system ... With atrial
fibrillation, electrical signals are so chaotic and fast that the atria may beat more than 300 times...
New hope for treating heart rhythm irregularity that often follows surgery
...ry drugs after heart surgery may lessen or prevent atrial
fibrillation. They report their findings in the Ju... or stroke. "Patients have suffered postoperative atrial
fibrillation since the early days of cardiac surgery, and while beta-blockers--drugs used to prevent...
Quality of care not necessarily better in hospitals that participate in quality improvement program
...iciaries per state in each of five clinical areas: atrial
fibrillation, acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, and stroke. The researchers looked at 15 quality indicators associated with improvement outcomes in the prevention or treatment of those five clinical areas at the study's baseline ...
Gastric bug link to irregular heart rhythm
...velopment of irregular heart rhythm, also known as atrial
fibrillation, suggests a small study in Heart. The...base their findings on 59 patients with persistent atrial
fibrillation. The patients included those who had no structural heart disease. All the patients were...
Black people more likely to survive a stroke than white people
...r similar white people. Current smoking, untreated atrial
fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm) and diabetes, treated or untreated, were all associated with worse survival. It seems that black people have better access to stroke unit care and more active management of some modifiable risk factors before str...
Women with atrial fibrillation face a higher risk of ischemic stroke than men
Women with atrial
fibrillation who are not on anticoagulant therapy ... Medicine. Using a sample of 13,559 patients with atrial
fibrillation, or rapid irregular contractions of the heart, researchers compared the rates of ischem...
Post-stroke tests not used often enough, especially in women
... risk factors, stroke severity, blood pressure and atrial
fibrillation, a heart rhythm condition that encourages the formation of clots in the heart. There were no significant differences by gender in the use of electrocardiogram, or EKG, to examine heart rhythm, and the use of MRI (magnetic resonance imag...
Use of pulmonary artery catheterization does not show benefit for severe heart failure patients
...gets based on levels of pulmonary artery and right atrial
pressures. The researchers found that therapy in both groups led to substantial reduction in symptoms, jugular venous pressure, and edema (swelling from fluid buildup). Use of the PAC did not significantly affect the primary end point of days alive a...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, November 2005
...oracic surgery may help to reduce the incidence of atrial
fibrillation (AF), independent of c-reactive protein (CRP) levels. Elevated CRP levels, a marker of inflammation in the body, have been shown in patients with AF unrelated to surgery and statins are known to lower CRP. To determine whether elevated C...
Heart mapping technique safely guides catheter repair of arrhythmia
...arly 5 percent of catheter ablation procedures for atrial
Dogs ease anxiety, improve health status of hospitalized heart failure patients
...Pulmonary capillary wedge, the measurement of left atrial
pressure, dropped an average 2.1 mmHg, or 10 perce...improvement than the volunteer-only group in right atrial
pressure, norepinephrine level and heart rate. "This study demonstrates that even a short-term expo...
Cardiovascular drug may improve heart failure and help prevent sudden death
... the incidence and/or preventing the occurrence of atrial
fibrillation in a number of clinical situations. ...diac death, and reduce or prevent the incidence of atrial
fibrillation, a major disorder of the cardiac rhythm. Future confirmation of this position could ch...
Riding roller coasters may actually be 'death-defying' for people with heart disease
... Another experienced a self-terminating episode of atrial
fibrillation, a rapid chaotic electrical activity in the upper chambers of the heart. "After the ride stopped, nearly half of the participants had irregular heartbeats or significant sinus arrhythmia, even though their heartbeat rates had returned to...
World first trial to test human implant of HeartPOD
...f the heart. It is implanted in the patients' left atrial
chamber by a cardiac catheterization procedure. The sensor system sends information about the way the heart is working by wireless transmission to a handheld computer, which then analyses the signals and tells the patient what medications to take and...
Aging population will impose huge NHS burden
...orders: coronary heart disease, heart failure, and atrial
fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm). By 2031, th...e will increase by 54%, and the number of cases of atrial
fibrillation will increase by 46%. If realised, these increases will have important implications for...
Medication reduces risk of heart irregularities after cardiac surgery
...arone is associated with one-half the incidence of atrial
tachyarrhythmias (rapid, abnormal heart beat) foll...28 issue of JAMA. Atrial tachyarrhythmias, usually atrial
fibrillation or atrial
flutter, often occur immediately after cardiac surgery and are the most commo...
Common blood thinner increases risk of bone fracture
...and-name Coumadin, is often given to patients with atrial
fibrillation, irregular contractions of the upper ...es formation of blood clots, which often accompany atrial
fibrillation. But because vitamin K also interacts with osteocalcin--a protein vital for bone forma...
Study: Hospitals rated top 5 percent have mortality rates 27 percent lower
...ngioplasty and stent, heart attack, heart failure, atrial
fibrillation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, community-acquired pneumonia, stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleed, pancreatitis, diabetic acidosis and coma, pulmonary embolism and sepsis. For thos...
Loyola study: Telemetry captures stroke patients cardiac problems
...y of unsuspected paroxysmal abnormalities, such as atrial
fibrillation, which may be important in determinat...an Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. "Also, atrial
fibrillation is a predictive factor for severe stroke as well as early death with acute ischemic str...
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