Atrial fibrillation

Evidence suggests that atrial fibrillation ( AF ) is associated with a higher risk for cognitive impairment and dementia, with...


It is well established that atrial fibrillation increases the risk of clinical stroke by four- to five-fold, and patients with...


Longitudinal studies have shown that dementia is more common in patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation ( AF ) even in...


Since the precise mechanism(s) of cognitive disorders in patients with atrial fibrillation ( AF ) is not fully known, the...


A study has assessed the relationship between atrial fibrillation and outcomes in the TOPCAT ( Treatment of Preserved Cardiac...


Beta-blockers are the cornerstone of therapy for heart failure; however, the effects of these drugs on the prognosis of patients...


Findings from a real-world data analysis of the U.S. Medicare database comparing the risk of stroke or systemic embolism and...


Amid growing uncertainty about the safety of Digoxin, a commonly used heart drug, a study led by Duke Clinical Research...


As the Zika virus continues to spread globally, new evidence has emerged about the virus's potentially detrimental effects on the...


Cardiomyocytes are resistant to radiation. However, cardiac radiation exposure causes coronary microvascular endothelial inflammation, a perturbation implicated in the pathogenesis...


A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that using long-term...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has granted accelerated approval to Calquence ( Acalabrutinib ) for the treatment...


Stroke is a rare but serious complication of acute coronary syndrome. At present, no specific score exists to identify patients...


In addition to Warfarin ( Coumadin ), there are four non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants ( NOACs ) available for...


Researchers performed a prospective, randomized clinical study ( PRESAGE ) to assess whether prophylactic treatment with Metoprolol or Losartan, initiated...


While bleeding is a well-known complication of Warfarin ( Coumadin ) use and is thought to be a contributory cause...


Various ablation strategies of persistent atrial fibrillation ( PersAF ) have had disappointing outcomes, despite concerted clinical and research efforts,...


The optimal rhythm management strategy for people with non-paroxysmal ( persistent or long-standing persistent ) atrial fibrilation is currently not...


Available pharmacological options for rhythm control strategy in atrial fibrillation are limited by sub-optimal efficacy and potentially serious adverse events....


Randomized controlled trials ( RCTs ) regarding use of Ranolazine for the prevention and cardioversion of atrial fibrillation have yielded...