Tag: arrhythmias

1. In this study of White and African American adults who had unexplained sudden cardiac death, nearly 20% of individuals had pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants consistent with inherited cardiomyopathies or arrhythmia syndromes, despite having normal cardiac findings. 2. These findings suggest that genetic testing could play a greater role...
1. In patients with recent ischemic stroke and no diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF), there were increased AF diagnoses in those who received an implantable loop recorder compared with those who received an external loop recorder within 12 months of the intervention. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Atrial fibrillation (AF)...
1. Higher frequencies of malignant ventricular arrhythmia and end-stage heart failure were found among individuals carrying truncating variants of the gene encoding filamin C versus the gene encoding TTN. 2. These results suggest that higher left ventricular ejection fraction values than those currently recommended should be considered for prophylactic implantable...
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Click to read the study in CMAJ 1. In patients positive for COVID-19 suffering cardiac injury, cardiac troponin (cTnI) levels were associated with poor survival, with peak cTnI levels shown to predict the need for invasive ventilation. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Reports show that patients with COVID-19-associated pneumonia and cardiac injury...