Tag: arrhythmia

Abandoned Cardiac Device Leads Don’t Rule Out MRI

Data from an observational cohort study suggest that the presence of abandoned leads in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) should no longer be...

Task Force Tackles FDA Lamotrigine Cardiac Risk Warning

A joint task force of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) and International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) has issued an advisory to address concerns arising from...

New Light Cast on Type-2 MI Aims to Sharpen Diagnosis, Therapy

The hospital and post-discharge course of patients diagnosed with type-2 myocardial infarction (MI), triggered when myocardial oxygen demand outstrips supply, differs in telling ways from...

Using AI, Mobile ECG Aims to Expand QTc Screening Horizons

Mobile electrocardiography (mECG) devices can go places a standard 12-lead electrocardiography system can’t, with fewer technicians in tow, but it doesn’t have the same functionality...

Cardiac Activity Not Uncommon After Lifesaving Measures Stop

Among critically ill patients pulseless after planned withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies, cardiac activity restarted in 14% of cases, new research shows. Reassuringly, most resumption of...

AAP Issues Guidelines for Diagnosing, Managing Eating Disorders

For too long, eating disorders have been considered a disease that afflicted mostly affluent white teenage girls, but there really is no type for eating...

Pregnancy Safe After Transposition of the Great Arteries Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women who have had the arterial switch operation to correct transposition of the great arteries tolerate pregnancy well with few...

First Experience With Completely Leadless CRT

Totally leadless cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) combining the Micra transcatheter pacing system and a WiSE-CRT system was feasible and associated with significant acute QRS reduction...

Black Doctor Dies of COVID After Alleging Subpar Treatment

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. “This is how Black people get killed.” These are some of...

Digoxin a ‘Viable Alternative’ in AF With HF: RATE-AF Published

A randomized trial shows no significant difference in the primary endpoint of quality of life at 6 months between treatment with digoxin vs the beta-blocker...

Biomarker May Flag Response to Novel AF Intervention

Neuropeptide Y (NPY), a sympathetic cotransmitter, might provide a clue to which patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) will respond to vagal nerve stimulation to decrease AF...

Resuscitation More Likely With Faster Time to Head-Up CPR

A preliminary study of adults who experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that included the use of a device to elevate...

New-Onset AF Common But Unrecognized Early After Cardiac Surgery

One in five patients at elevated stroke risk who underwent cardiac surgery with no history of atrial fibrillation preoperatively or at discharge developed postoperative AFib...

Cardiac Arrest in COVID-19 Pandemic: ‘Survival is Possible’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United...

Omega-3, Vit-D Both Fail at AF Primary Prevention in VITAL-Rhythm

Clinical trials of omega-3 fatty acid or vitamin D supplements have followed a long and winding road in search of benefits in cardiovascular (CV) disease,...

ACC Expert Consensus on Post-TAVR Arrhythmias

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released a new Expert Consensus Decision Pathway (ECDP) on the management of conduction disturbances after transcatheter aortic valve...

A New Look at Safety With Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new Italian analysis suggests short-term use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) causes...

New ESC Guidelines on Adult Congenital Heart Disease

The 2020 European Society for Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for the management of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) provide new concepts and important revisions to the...

ECG Promising for Predicting Major Depression, Treatment Response

Individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have an increased heart rate — a finding that may have the potential to identify individuals at risk for...

European Sports Cardiology Guidelines Break New Ground

New guidelines on sports cardiology from the European Society of Cardiology break fresh ground by green-lighting participation in vigorous competitive sports by selected patients with...

Sudden Death Not So Sudden? Half Contacted GP in Days Prior

People who experience “sudden” out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) may feel malaise days earlier, new research from Denmark suggests. The new analysis shows that 2 weeks...

New ESC/EACTS Guideline on Atrial Fibrillation

New atrial fibrillation management guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) call for diagnostic confirmation and structured characterization of AF and the need to...

RATE-AF Trial Boosts Digoxin for Rate Control in Permanent AF

Digoxin now deserves to be considered first-line therapy for long-term heart rate control in older patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and symptoms of heart failure,...

Trimetazidine Fizzles for Post-PCI Angina

Adding trimetazidine to optimal medical therapy does not improve outcomes following successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for stable angina or a non–ST-elevated myocardial infarction (MI),...

Early Rhythm Control in AF Gains New Life

Initiation of rhythm control with antiarrhythmic drugs and/or ablation in patients with early, recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation led to a significantly lower risk for major...