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Atrial Fibrillation

Bisphosphonates Increase Risk of Incident AF

The good news? Bisphosphonates are highly effective treatment for osteoporosis, osteopenia, and the prevention of fractures. The bad? Bisphosphonates have been linked to the development of atrial fibrillation.

 

Atrial Fibrillation

Exercise tolerance in AF affected by gender.

Although exercise has many cardiovascular benefits, including favorable vascular and metabolic changes, its impact on arrhythmias is less well understood.

There is a razor edge differential between pharmacologic thrombus prevention and risk for excessive bleeding during procedures for AF. More guidance from a new study.

Novel oral anticoagulant myths debunked

No monitoring necessary; don't use them before electrical cardioversion; and count them out for periprocedural use during AF ablation. Really?

Guidelines say “no” to anticoagulation for young, otherwise healthy persons with atrial fibrillation. New research finds that clinical practice looks quite different.

Ablation therapy may be an option for these two patients with heart disease. What is your recommendation? And, does the evidence support it?

Results of the LEGACY study show long-term weight loss decreases AF burden and supports sustained sinus rhythm. A short slide show summarizes the 2015 ACC late-breaking abstract.

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