Tag: atrial fibrillation

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...
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...
Efficacy and safety of landiolol, an ultra-short-acting β1-selective antagonist, for treatment of sepsis-related tachyarrhythmia (J-Land 3S): a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial 1. Patients receiving landiolol were more likely to achieve target heart rates of 60-94 following sepsis-related tachyarrhythmia and had significantly reduced incidence of new onset arrhythmia Evidence Rating: 1...
1. Direct oral anticoagulants, specifically apixaban, were associated with lower risk of fracture in patients with atrial fibrillation compared to warfarin. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Warfarin is commonly used to prevent cardioembolic events in individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF). The impact of warfarin treatment on bone health is clinically...
Association of Anticoagulant Therapy With Risk of Fracture Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation 1. Direct oral anticoagulants, specifically apixaban, were associated with lower risk of fracture in patients with atrial fibrillation compared to warfarin. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Warfarin is commonly used to prevent cardioembolic events in individuals with atrial fibrillation...