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Atrial fibrillation and hypertension: State of the art.

Atrial fibrillation and hypertension are often coexistent. Their incidence increases with advancing age and they are responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality. The relation between theses 2 diseases has long been discussed and determined by clinical studies. Left ventricular hypertrophy and left atrial remodeling during hypertension favor the development of atrial fibrillation. AF during hypertension increases the risk of thromboembolic complications and heart failure. In patients with hypertensi...


Assessment of the clinical efficacy of the heart spectrum blood pressure monitor for diagnosis of atrial fibrillation: An unblinded clinical trial.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia. The most common diagnostic method, 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), can record episodes of arrhythmia from which the type and severity can be determined. The Heart Spectrum Blood Pressure Monitor (P2; OSTAR Meditech Corp., New Taipei City, Taiwan) is used to measure cardiovascular pressure change with fast Fourier transform (FFT) analysis to obtain heart rate frequency variability and accurate blood pressure data. We compared the diagnostic efficacy of...

Detection of atrial fibrillation during pulpal blood flow assessment using doppler ultrasound: a case report.

This report describes the case of a 52-year-old male patient who exhibited suspicious pulsation patterns during pulpal blood flow assessment using Doppler ultrasound. Initially, he was not aware of his cardiovascular problem; however, after referral to a medical clinic, he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. The patient was injured in a motor vehicle accident and referred to our clinic for management of multiple traumatized teeth. On clinical examination, several teeth exhibited negative responses to co...


Biomarkers determining prognosis of atrial fibrillation ablation.

Catheter ablation for rhythm control is recommended in specific patient populations with paroxysmal, persistent, or long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation. Pulmonary vein isolation is the cornerstone of the ablative therapy for atrial fibrillation. However, relapse is still common since the single procedure efficacy of atrial fibrillation ablation was estimated to be 60-80% in paroxysmal and 50-70% in persistent atrial fibrillation. It is important to identify predictors of successful atrial fibrillat...

Valsartan reduced the vulnerability to atrial fibrillation by preventing action potential prolongation and conduction slowing in castrated male mice.

Deficiency of testosterone was associated with the susceptibility of atrial fibrillation. Angiotensin-II receptor antagonists were shown to reduce atrial fibrillation by improving atrial electrical remodeling. This study investigated the effects and mechanism of valsartan, an angiotensin-II receptor antagonist, on the susceptibility to atrial fibrillation with testosterone deficiency.

Quantitative Measurements on the Blood Flow Fields of Left Atrial Appendage using Vector Flow Mapping in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation.

To quantify the hemodynamic characteristics of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

Reply to the letter to the editor: "Left atrial low-voltage areas predict atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation".

Prognostic implication of monocytes in atrial fibrillation: The West Birmingham Atrial Fibrillation Project.

High monocyte counts are related to adverse outcomes in cardiovascular disease. Their role in prognostication in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) is unknown. We investigated whether monocyte counts are useful as a marker of prognosis in patients with AF.

Red blood cell distribution width as a predictor of atrial fibrillation.

Current evidence suggests that a higher red blood cell distribution width (RDW) may be associated with increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) development. Given that some controversial results have been published, we conducted a systematic review of the current literature along with a comprehensive meta-analysis to evaluate the association between RDW and AF development.

Intra-Atrial Dyssynchrony During Sinus Rhythm Predicts Recurrence After the First Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of intra-atrial dyssynchrony as a marker of underlying left atrial (LA) remodeling to predict recurrence after the first atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation.

Digoxin for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter: A systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomised clinical trials.

During recent years, systematic reviews of observational studies have compared digoxin to no digoxin in patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, and the results of these reviews suggested that digoxin seems to increase the risk of all-cause mortality regardless of concomitant heart failure. Our objective was to assess the benefits and harms of digoxin for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter based on randomized clinical trials.

Dementia and Atrial Fibrillation: Pathophysiological Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications.

Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke by a factor of 4- to 5-fold, and dementia is a common consequence of stroke. However, atrial fibrillation has been associated with cognitive impairment and dementia, even in patients without prior overt stroke. Non-ischemic mechanisms include cerebral hypoperfusion, vascular inflammation, brain atrophy, genetic factors, and shared risk factors such as age or hypertension. Critical appraisal of studies evaluating the association between atrial fibrillation and...

Diagnostic performance of the N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide to detect an increased left atrial pressure in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation.

Relevance of Dementia in Atrial Fibrillation Patients within a Specific European Health Care Area.

Atrial fibrillation might increase the risk of dementia. We aim to test the hypothesis that dementia could reclassify the actual risk of stroke and death predicted by the CHA2DS2-VASc in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).

Mid-Term Results of Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation in Valvular Heart Disease Assesed by Speckle Tracking Echocardiography.

Atrial fibrillation frequently affects patients with valvular heart disease. Ablation of atrial fibrillation during valvular surgery is an alternative for restoring sinus rhythm.

Left atrial pressure pattern without a-wave in sinus rhythm after cardioversion affects the outcomes after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.

The a-wave in left atrial pressure (LAP) is often not observed after cardioversion (CV). We hypothesized that repeated atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs in patients who do not show a-wave pattern after CV. We investigated the impact of "LAP pattern without a-wave" on the outcome after catheter ablation (CA) for AF. We studied 100 patients (64 males, age 66 ± 8 years, 42 with non-paroxysmal AF) who underwent CA for AF. Sustained- or induced-AF were terminated with internal CV, and LAP was measured during...

Assessment of Thrombotic Risk in Atrial Fibrillation with Ultrasound Molecular Imaging of P-Selectin.

Molecular imaging of inflammatory mediators in atria may contribute to thrombotic risk assessment of atrial fibrillation (AF). We investigated the feasibility of ultrasound molecular imaging (UMI) targeted to P-selectin to assess thrombotic risk in AF. Rat AF models were established with rapid atrial pacing. Microbubbles targeted to P-selectin were injected into the rats, followed by left atrial (LA) UMI examination. Furthermore, P-selectin, platelets (PLTs), fibrin and tissue factor (TF) of LA were detecte...

Electrocardiographic Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Predicts Recurrence of Atrial Arrhythmias after Catheter Ablation of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation.

Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an independent predictor of new-onset atrial fibrillation. Whether LVH can predict the recurrence of arrhythmia after radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) remains unclear.

Interatrial septal motion as a novel index to predict left atrial pressure.

We investigated whether the interatrial septal (IAS) motion of each heartbeat which is observed by transesophageal echocardiography reflects left atrial pressure (LAP) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We studied 100 patients (70 males, age 67 ± 9 years) who underwent catheter ablation for AF. The amplitude of IAS motion was measured using M-mode and averaged for five cardiac cycles. Left and right atrial pressures, the left to right atrial pressure gradient were directly measured during the cat...

Relations of Anticoagulant Therapy with Cognitive Impairment among Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review.

Currently, it is considered that atrial fibrillation (AF) is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia, which is independent of stroke. However, the relationship between anticoagulant drugs and cognitive function in patients with atrial fibrillation is unknown.

Effects of Prolonged Spaceflight on Atrial Size, Atrial Electrophysiology, and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation.

The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in active astronauts is ≈5%, similar to the general population but at a younger age. Risk factors for AF include left atrial enlargement, increased number of premature atrial complexes, and certain parameters on signal-averaged electrocardiography, such as P-wave duration, root mean square voltage for the terminal 20 ms of the signal-averaged P wave, and P-wave amplitude. We aimed to evaluate changes in atrial structure, supraventricular beats, and atrial electro...

Cryptogenic Acute Ischemic Stroke: Assessment of the Performance of a New Continuous Long-Term Monitoring System in the Detection of Atrial Fibrillation.

Long-term monitoring has been advocated to enhance the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with stroke.

Combined left atrial appendage percutaneous closure and atrial fibrillation ablation: a single center experience.

We evaluated long-term safety and efficacy of concomitant left atrial appendage (LAA) closure and atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation.

Electronic physician notifications to improve guideline-based anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation: a randomized controlled trial.

Oral anticoagulants reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, many patients with atrial fibrillation at elevated stroke risk are not treated with oral anticoagulants.

Increased Left Atrial Size is Associated with Higher Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence in Patients Treated with Anti-Arrhythmic Medications.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is highly prevalent and antiarrhythmic therapy is often used to help with rhythm control. Some common echocardiographic parameters may be useful in predicting AF recurrence among these patients.


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