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Atrial Fibrillation May Increase Risk of Dementia
Younger patients with AF of longer duration were found at higher risk for dementia, a recent study found.
Ablation Therapy for AF: Who, What is it Good For?
Guidelines recommend AF catheter ablation to help avoid use of oral anticoagulation. True or False? Answer this and 2 other queries on ablation.
Persistent AF Improved via LAA Isolation
Results of the BELIEF study presented at ESC 2015 suggest the adjunctive ablation procedure may enhance long-term rhythm control.
ESC '15: Real World Patients, Real World Numbers from GARFIELD-AF
The first results from the largest ongoing international registry of newly diagnosed AF patients were long awaited, and worth the wait.
Stroke Rounds: Muddled Thinking May Signal CV Event Risk
Results of a new study suggest that changes in cognitive function may reflect more global vascular damage and serve as a surrogate marker.
12 Bits On Chocolate and Health
Is eating chocolate good for your patients’ health good or bad? Savor these slides for a concise summary of this favorite food’s medicinal pros and cons.
Stroke Rounds: Risk Climbs When BP Is Moving Target
A new analysis of the ALLHAT study finds greater morbidity among patients with visit-to-visit variation in systolic BP than among those with more consistent measures.
Cardiology Update: 6 New Things From ACP
It’s time to rethink aspirin; there’s optimism about the PCSK9 inhibitors; and new help for people with valvular heart disease. What else is new in cardiology?
3 Myths About New Oral Anticoagulants Debunked for Primary Care Physicians
No monitoring necessary; don't use them before electrical cardioversion; and count them out for periprocedural use during AF ablation. Really?
Atrial Fibrillation: More Than an Electrical Problem
A small study highlights a big point: manage risk factors that affect the atrial fibrillation substrate and ablation therapy success rates improve (ARREST-AF Cohort Study).
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