Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmias in clinical practice. Research investigating hospitalized patients have indicated there are deleterious effects of AF on patients besides the disease burden itself, including longer stay days for hospitalization, higher rates of frailty and increasing mortality rate after discharged in six months. In the community-dwelling research also found that elderly with AF have lower cognitive function, physical functional tests score and slower walking speed compared with the health ones. However, there is limited articles investigating the impact of AF on community-dwelling elderly, and the relationship between AF and frailty is also lack of discussion. According to the aged society and increasing prevalence of AF, the relationship between AF and frailty in community-dwelling elderly is warranting investigated.
Frailty status assessment
National Taiwan University Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-02-07T16:17:11-0500
We will assess the impact of treatments for atrial fibrillation on an individual patient's thrombotic status
Rocha (2017), published a systematic review and meta-analysis highlighting the clinical utility of frailty scales for the prediction of post-operative complications. The results of the rev...
Participants aged 80 years or over, who attend Castle Hill Hospital with either stable angina or an acute coronary syndrome will be invited to participate in the study. After induction int...
Comparison of Effectiveness of Ranolazine Plus Metoprolol Combination vs. FlecainidE pluS Metoprolol Combination in ATrial Fibrillation Recurrences FOllowing PhaRmacological or Electrical CardioverSion of AtRial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice with a prevalence reaching 5% in patients older than 65 years and an incidence that increases progressively with...
The proposed investigation for this study aims to; 1) understand the prevalence and outcomes associated with frailty among haemodialysis patients; 2) ascertain the best frailty assessment ...
Atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of thromboembolism. Atrial cardiopathy, defined as structural left atrial enlargement (LAE), has been proposed to be a unifying risk factor for stroke, with...
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of cerebrovascular events, being responsible of 15-18% of all strokes. The morphological and functional remodelling of the left atrium caused by atrial fibrillat...
Assessment of thromboembolic risk is crucial in choosing appropriate treatment in atrial fibrillation (AF). Current guidelines recommend basing the decision on the CHA2DS2-VASc score. However, the sco...
To evaluate the relationship between the nutritional status and sleep quality in patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation as a cross-sectional correlational research.
Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common clinically encountered arrhythmias exhibiting a strong association with a spectrum of cerebral injuries from the occurrence of clinical stroke, subclinica...
Rapid, irregular atrial contractions caused by a block of electrical impulse conduction in the right atrium and a reentrant wave front traveling up the inter-atrial septum and down the right atrial free wall or vice versa. Unlike ATRIAL FIBRILLATION which is caused by abnormal impulse generation, typical atrial flutter is caused by abnormal impulse conduction. As in atrial fibrillation, patients with atrial flutter cannot effectively pump blood into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES).
Long-term changes in the electrophysiological parameters and/or anatomical structures of the HEART ATRIA that result from prolonged changes in atrial rate, often associated with ATRIAL FIBRILLATION or long periods of intense EXERCISE.
A cardiotonic glycoside obtained mainly from Digitalis lanata; it consists of three sugars and the aglycone DIGOXIGENIN. Digoxin has positive inotropic and negative chronotropic activity. It is used to control ventricular rate in ATRIAL FIBRILLATION and in the management of congestive heart failure with atrial fibrillation. Its use in congestive heart failure and sinus rhythm is less certain. The margin between toxic and therapeutic doses is small. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p666)
Impaired or delayed impulse conduction between the right and left HEART ATRIA. Advanced interatrial blocks are often associated with arrhythmias (e.g., ATRIAL FLUTTER; and ATRIAL FIBRILLATION), direct conduction block via the Bachmann's bundle and concomitant left atrial enlargement. Syndrome of advanced interatrial block associated with SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA is referred to as Bayes syndrome.
Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.