Tag: atrial fibrillation

1. A total of 7 medium- and long-chain acylcarnitines were associated with higher risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). 2. Caffeine and acisoga were associated with increased risk of incident AF while beta carotene was associated with a lower risk. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac...
Microbleeds and the Effect of Anticoagulation in Patients With Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source 1. Microbleeds increase risk of intracerebral hemorrhage, ischemic stroke, recurrent stroke, and mortality. 2. Microbleeds do not appear to influence the effects of rivaroxaban treatment. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Cerebral microbleeds are known to be associated with intracerebral...
1. Low dose edoxaban was superior to placebo in preventing stroke or systemic embolism for very elderly patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation at risk of bleeding. 2. Edoxaban did not significantly increase the incidence of major bleeding compared to placebo. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Atrial fibrillation and age are...
1. Low dose edoxaban was superior to placebo in preventing stroke or systemic embolism for very elderly patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation at risk of bleeding. 2. Edoxaban did not significantly increase the incidence of major bleeding compared to placebo. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Atrial fibrillation and age are...
1. An opportunistic screening protocol for atrial fibrillation was not found to improve diagnostic rates, compared to usual care. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cardiac arrhythmia that increases in prevalence with age. AF can also lead to cardiovascular conditions such as stroke and heart failure. Although...
1. An opportunistic screening protocol for atrial fibrillation was not found to improve diagnostic rates, compared to usual care. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cardiac arrhythmia that increases in prevalence with age. AF can also lead to cardiovascular conditions such as stroke and heart failure. Although...
The effectiveness of body age-based intervention in workplace health promotion: Results of a cohort study on 9851 Danish employees 1. A workplace intervention that determined employees’ body age was found to decrease body age score, reduce smoking habits, lower risk factors for chronic disease, and lower rates for metabolic syndrome. Evidence...
1. Left atrial emptying fraction was identified as an independent prognostic factor for sinus rhythm maintenance, following direct current cardioversion in atrial fibrillation patients Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Atrial fibrillation (AF) refers to an irregular, rapid heartbeat due to improper electrical signalling in the heart’s atria. To restore sinus rhythm...
Air pollution and family related determinants of asthma onset and persistent wheezing in children: nationwide case-control study 1. Exposure to particulate matter less than 2.5 um in diameter was identified as an environmental risk factor for pediatric asthma. 2. Family related risk factors for pediatric asthma include parental asthma, maternal smoking...
1. Landiolol administration resulted in significantly more patients achieving target heart rates of 60-94 following sepsis-related tachyarrhythmia and was also associated with significantly reduced incidence of new onset arrhythmia Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) Sepsis associated tachyarrhythmias and atrial fibrillation are significant causes of mortality, with as many as a third of patients...