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Thromboembolic events around the time of cardioversion for atrial fibrillation in patients receiving antiplatelet treatment in the ACTIVE trials.

It is unknown whether cardioversion of atrial fibrillation causes thromboembolic events or is a risk marker. To assess causality, we examined the temporal pattern of thromboembolism in patients having cardioversion.


Risk of thromboembolic events after percutaneous left atrial appendage ligation in patients with atrial fibrillation: Long-term results from a multi-center study.

Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion with Lariat has emerged as a viable alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) to prevent thromboembolic (TE) events in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).

Elimination of the left atrial appendage in the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the adult population. Thromboembolic events are one of the reson of increased mortality in this group of patients. Oral anticoagulation therapy significantly reduces the risk of complications, however every tenth patient has contraindications to this treatment. Percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) is effective, non-pharmacological method of treatment through elimination the source of thromi. This procedure is dedicated to patie...


Chemical Cardioversion of Atrial Flutter and Fibrillation in the Pediatric Population with Ibutilide.

Atrial flutter (AFL) and atrial fibrillation (AF) are common in pediatric patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) and structurally normal hearts as well. Chemical cardioversion is attractive for patients with AFL/AF for a short period of time because of the ability to avoid sedation. We review a single center's experience with Ibutilide in pediatric patients in an effort to report on its safety and efficacy.

Early or delayed cardioversion in atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common arrhythmias. As the symptoms can be abrupt in onset it is associated with a substantial burden on the medical emergency system. By routine practice patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation of a duration less than 48 hours are commonly offered cardioversion therapy. Data from a recent study shows that more than two thirds of patients convert to sinus rhythm spontaneously within 48 hours. A watch-and-wait approach in rhythm control management may be suggested...

Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with Apixaban or warfarin: Insights from the Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke and Other Thromboembolic Events in Atrial Fibrillation (ARISTOTLE) trial.

A history of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) may impact decisions about anticoagulation treatment. We sought to determine whether prior GIB in patients with AF taking anticoagulants was associated with an increased risk of stroke or major hemorrhage.

Cardioversion efficacy of nifekalan in patients with sustained atrial fibrillation after radiofrequency ablation.

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of nifekalan (NIF) on cardioversion in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients post radiofrequency ablation, and investigate the relevant factors related to the cardioversion efficacy of NIF. We screened patients with sustained AF rhythm after radiofrequency ablation between November 2016 and July 2018. Participants were treated with intravenous NIF 0.4 mg/kg within 5-10 minutes after ablation. We observed the adverse reaction, and monitored the rhythm, heart rate, QT interval...

Is delayed cardioversion the better approach in recent-onset atrial fibrillation? Yes.

Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained arrhythmia encountered in primary care practice and represents a significant burden on the health care system with a higher than expected hospitalization rate from the emergency department. The first goal of therapy is to assess the patient's symptoms and hemodynamic status. There are multiple acute management strategies for atrial fibrillation including heart rate control, immediate direct-current cardioversion, or pharmacologic cardioversion. Given the vari...

Left atrial mechanical remodelling assessed as the velocity of left atrium appendage wall motion during atrial fibrillation is associated with maintenance of sinus rhythm after electrical cardioversion in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation.

The velocity of left atrium appendage (LAA) wall motion during atrial fibrillation (AF) is a potential marker of mechanical remodelling. In this study, we investigated whether the velocity of LAA wall motion during AF predicted the success of electrical cardioversion and long-term sinus rhythm maintenance. Standard echocardiographic data were obtained by transthoracic echocardiography, and LAA wall motion velocities were measured by transoesophageal echocardiography. With logistic regression and receiver op...

Mechanical atrial recovery after cardioversion in persistent atrial fibrillation evaluated by bidimensional speckle tracking echocardiography.

Atrial fibrillation induces reversible electrical and mechanical modifications (atrial remodeling). Atrial stunning is a mechanical dysfunction with preserved bioelectrical function, occurring after successful atrial fibrillation electrical cardioversion (ECV). Two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography is a new technology for evaluating atrial mechanical function. We assessed atrial mechanical function after ECV with serial two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography evaluations. The investiga...

Protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis of the management of new onset atrial fibrillation in critically unwell adult patients.

New onset atrial fibrillation is the most commonly encountered arrhythmia in critically unwell patients with a reported incidence of 4% to 29%. The occurrence of new onset atrial fibrillation may precipitate acute heart failure and lead to thromboembolic complications as well as being associated with increased in-hospital and in intensive care unit (ICU) mortality. Despite being common, much of our current knowledge regarding the treatment of new onset atrial fibrillation comes from patients with chronic at...

Atrial fibrillation and stroke: how much atrial fibrillation is enough to cause a stroke?

The association between atrial fibrillation and stroke is firmly established, and anticoagulation reduces stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, the role of anticoagulation in very brief durations of atrial fibrillation (subclinical atrial fibrillation) is an area of controversy.

Are atrial high rate episodes (AHREs) a precursor to atrial fibrillation?

Atrial high rate episodes (AHREs), also termed, subclinical atrial tachyarrhythmias or subclinical atrial fibrillation (AF) are an important cardiovascular condition. Advancement in implantable cardiac devices such as pacemakers or internal cardiac defibrillators has enabled the continuous assessment of atrial tachyarrhythmias in patients with an atrial lead. Patients with device-detected AHREs are at an elevated risk of stroke and may have unmet anticoagulation needs. While the benefits of oral anticoagula...

Antiarrhythmics for maintaining sinus rhythm after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation is the most frequent sustained arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation often recurs after restoration of normal sinus rhythm. Antiarrhythmic drugs have been widely used to prevent recurrence. This is an update of a review previously published in 2006, 2012 and 2015.

Outcomes following cardioversion for patients with cardiac amyloidosis and atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.

Atrial arrhythmias commonly occur in patients with cardiac amyloidosis (CA), but there is limited data on safety or efficacy of cardioversion (DCCV) for management of these rhythms in CA. We identified 25 patients with CA (20 with transthyretin (TTR) and 5 with light-chain (AL) amyloidosis) at Duke University who underwent DCCV for atrial arrhythmias and documented procedural success, complications, and long-term morbidity and mortality. While DCCV successfully restored sinus rhythm in 96% of patients, 36% ...

Adherence to oral anticoagulant treatment and risk factor assessment six months after DC-conversion of atrial fibrillation.

. We wanted to study the adherence of oral anticoagulant treatment in patients 6 months after elective DC-cardioversion and to observe possible increases in CHADS-VASc scores and new adverse outcomes. . Consecutive patients admitted for elective DC-cardioversion at Haukeland University Hospital during the period from June 2017 to April 2018 were screened. Only patients who had a DC-cardioversion performed were included. Baseline information was collected from hospital records and follow up information was g...

Comparative thromboembolic risk in atrial fibrillation with and without a secondary precipitant-Danish nationwide cohort study.

We compared long-term outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) with and without a secondary precipitant.

Atrial Fibrillation and Preexcitation - A Licence to Kill.

Atrial fibrillation becomes a potentially lethal arrhythmia in the presence of preexcitation because the rapid ventricular activation can result in ventricular fibrillation. Fortunately, radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for these patients. Specific points of interest regarding this association are the mechanism of increased incidence of atrial fibrillation and the current management of patients presenting in atrial fibrillation. These are discussed in this editorial.

Hot off the Press: Chemical vs. Electrical Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation.

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a significant dysrhythmia that often requires treatment in the emergency department (ED). This can be performed with rhythm control using electrical or chemical cardioversion, or with rate control. There is widespread variation in management of AF within Canada and worldwide. This study focuses on rhythm control techniques, comparing emergency department length of stay when using an electrical-first strategy versus a chemical-first strategy of cardioversion.

Update on Direct oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation patients undergoing cardiac interventional procedures: from clinical trials to real-world evidence.

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are considered a first-line therapy for long-term stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and high thromboembolic risk. The potential role of DOACs in cardiac interventional procedures is a pressing clinical question, considering the increasing number of procedures and the growing prevalence of patients in DOACs therapy. The aim of this review is to provide an update on available evidence about the clinical performance of DOACs in AF patien...

Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation is associated with lower incidence of heart failure and death.

Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (CAF) improves symptoms, but whether CAF improves outcome is less clear. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether CAF is associated with improved outcome in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients with previous direct current (DC) cardioversion.

HFpEF Is the Substrate for Stroke in Obesity and Diabetes Independent of Atrial Fibrillation.

Both obesity and type 2 diabetes are important risk factors for the development of heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), and both disorders increase the risk of systemic thromboembolic events. Traditionally, the risk of stroke has been explained by the strong association of these disorders with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, adiposity and diabetes are risk factors for systemic thromboembolism, even in the absence of AF, because both can lead to the development of an inflammatory and ...

Correlation between atrial premature depolarisations after electrical cardioversion and risk for atrial fibrillation recurrence in horses.

Type 2 diabetes increases the long-term risk of heart failure and mortality in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Impact of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) on non-thromboembolic outcomes in atrial fibrillation (AF) is insufficiently explored. This prospective cohort study of AF patients aimed (i) to analyse the association between T2DM and heart failure (HF) events (including new-onset HF), and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, (ii) to assess the impact of baseline T2DM treatment on outcomes, and (iii) to explore characteristics of new-onset HF phenotypes in relation to T2DM status.

Thromboembolic, Bleeding, and Mortality Risks among Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Treated with Dual Antiplatelet Therapy versus Oral Anticoagulants: A Population-Based Study.

Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin plus clopidogrel is used for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) when patients refuse to use oral anticoagulants (OAC) in clinical practice. However, there are limited clinical data comparing these treatments.


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