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“Worrisome” rise in cardiovascular disease predicted out to 2060

Projected rates of cardiovascular risk factors and disease will increase significantly in the USA by 2060, a study published in the Journal of the...


New data underpin drive towards earlier AF ablation strategies

Historically, catheter ablation has been reserved for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who have failed to respond to, or tolerate antiarrhythmic drug therapy, electrophysiologist Dhiraj...
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Q-FFICIENCY trial shows promise for temperature-controlled ablation  

Use of temperature-controlled ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) is effective and highly efficient, according to Jose Osorio—the director of electrophysiology at...


Findings of the EAST-AFNET 4 trial, examining the benefit of early rhythm control therapy in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF), should influence future guidelines for the treatment of AF patients. This was the message of Paulus Kirchhof (Hamburg,...


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