Tag: stroke

atrial fibrillation

New technology improves atrial fibrillation detection after stroke

A new method of evaluating irregular heartbeats outperformed the approach that is currently used widely in stroke units to detect instances of atrial fibrillation. The...

Diagnosing AF with ICMs leads to short- and long-term changes in...

Using insertable cardiac monitors (ICMs) to identify atrial fibrillation (AF) in a population at high risk for stroke guides both immediate and long-term patient...

New Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science established

The Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science, an alliance between academia and the NHS, was established to advance cardiovascular and stroke research and innovation locally,...

Patients with atrial fibrillation who are frail or have cognitive impairment...

Malini Madhavan (Department of Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA) and others reported the results of a study in American Heart Journal that found...
atrial fibrillation

New AHA treatment guidelines for use of blood thinners with atrial...

A newer type of blood-thinning medications, non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs), is now recommended as the preferred alternative to warfarin for reducing the risk...

First AI-driven wearable heart monitor that prevents heart disease and stroke...

Cambridge Heartwear is announcing the launch of their company and release of their Heartsense monitor in 2019. In the US, strokes are among the...

AI-based solution to screen atrial fibrillation to improve stroke prevention

Maisense, a start-up company specialising in stroke prevention, has recently introduced an AI-based solution that can screen stroke through early detection of atrial fibrillation...

African Americans with atrial fibrillation at significantly higher risk of stroke

African Americans with atrial fibrillation (AF) have a significantly higher risk of stroke than Caucasians with the condition, according to new research published in HeartRhythm by...

85% of uninsured patients hospitalised for acute MI face catastrophic costs

Acute myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke patients without medical insurance in the USA face “devastating” and catastrophic health expenses that can bankrupt them, new...

Low-risk AF for stroke identified with CHA2DS2-VASc Score

A Korean nationwide cohort study by Tae-Hoon Kim et al has shown that truly low-risk Asian patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) for stroke can...

Europace 2017: Stroke history higher in asymptomatic versus symptomatic atrial fibrillation...

Newly diagnosed asymptomatic atrial fibrillation patients have a higher rate of previous stroke than those with symptoms, according to results from the GLORIA-AF registry...

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s heart attack and stroke risk

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke later in life, according to new research published in of the...

Surgical left atrial appendage occlusion reduces thromboembolic stroke and mortality in...

Surgical left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) is associated with a reduction of thromboembolism and all-cause mortality among older atrial fibrillation (AF) patients undergoing cardiac...

Medtronic ENDURANCE Supplemental trial of HVAD fails to meet primary endpoint

Medtronic’s ENDURANCE Supplemental trial of the company’s HVAD ventricular assist device has failed to meet its primary endpoint of all neurological events at 12...

Janssen and Premier to initiate stroke risk management study among AF...

Janssen Pharmaceuticals has collaborated with Premier on the first and largest study of its kind to address an unmet medical need for hospitalised patients...

ACC 2017: Anticoagulant treatment may be unnecessary for stroke prevention following...

For patients with persistent atrial fibrillation or those who are at high risk for recurring atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation is recommended, followed most often...

Charity believes NHS programme will leave hundreds of atrial fibrillation patients...

Arrhythmia Alliance, the UK-based heart rhythm charity, is calling on NHS England to reconsider a programme that it says will mean the “hundreds” of...

Commissioning through evaluation for LAAO in England

Dhiraj Gupta (Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, UK) discusses NHS England's commissioning through evaluation for left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO). This programme is...

Patent foramen ovale closure is more effective than medical management in...

  Final results from the RESPECT trial found that percutaneously closing a patent foramen ovale (PFO) using the Amplatzer PFO Occluder (St Jude Medical) was...

Short episodes of atrial fibrillation may not increase risk of stroke

People with pacemakers or defibrillators who experience only short episodes of atrial fibrillation have a very low risk of stroke, suggesting that anticoagulants in...

World Heart Federation launches global Roadmap to tackle atrial fibrillation

With the aim to help prevent atrial fibrillation (AF) and to improve its management worldwide— particularly in low- and middle-income countries—the World Heart Federation...

ESC 2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines describe benefits of cryoballoon ablation and...

Cryoballoon ablation for patients with diagnosed atrial fibrillation, and long-term cardiac monitoring for survivors of stroke who do not have an established diagnosis of atrial...

St Jude Medical launches trial of Amplatzer Amulet left atrial appendage...

The St Jude Medical Amplatzer Amulet Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) trial, which will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the company’s Amplatzer Amulet left...

ESC 2016: Edoxaban is safe and effective in AF patients undergoing...

ENSURE-AF, the largest prospective, randomised clinical trial to date of anticoagulation for electrical cardioversion in non-valvular atrial fibrillation, has shown that edoxaban is an...

Daiichi Sankyo PREFER in AF registry suggests increased stroke risk among...

Daiichi Sankyo has announced data from new sub-analyses of the Prevention of thromboembolic events—European Registry in Atrial Fibrillation (PREFER in AF) patient registry, which...

American Academy of Neurology advises not to routinely offer percutaneous PFO...

  A practice advisory update from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) suggests that percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure to patients with cryptogenic ischaemic...