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141. Evaluation of asymptomatic atrial fibrillation

Evaluation of asymptomatic atrial fibrillation Evaluation of asymptomatic atrial fibrillation Toggle navigation Shared more. Cited more. Safe forever. Toggle navigation View Item JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Some features of this site may not work without it. Search MOspace This Collection Browse Statistics Evaluation of asymptomatic atrial fibrillation View/ Open Date 2012-09 Format Metadata Abstract In hemodynamically stable patients without acute chest pain, the evaluation (...) and treatment of atrial fibrillation should not change based on symptoms alone. (Strength of Recommendation: A, based on multiple cohort studies.) As many as 75 percent of episodes of atrial fibrillation are not recognized by patients, and it is not uncommon for asymptomatic episodes to last more than 48 hours, which increases the risk of thromboembolic complications. URI Citation American Family Physician, 86(6) 2012. Collections hosted by hosted by

2018 Clinical Inquiries

142. Association Between Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion and Readmission for Thromboembolism Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Concomitant Cardiac Surgery. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Association Between Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion and Readmission for Thromboembolism Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Concomitant Cardiac Surgery. The left atrial appendage is a key site of thrombus formation in atrial fibrillation (AF) and can be occluded or removed at the time of cardiac surgery. There is limited evidence regarding the effectiveness of surgical left atrial appendage occlusion (S-LAAO) for reducing the risk of thromboembolism.To evaluate the association

2018 JAMA

143. Evaluation of the Incidence of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Aortic Valve Replacement (Abstract)

Evaluation of the Incidence of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Aortic Valve Replacement Data on the burden of new-onset atrial fibrillation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) is limited mostly to small series or post hoc analyses of clinical trials.To evaluate the incidence of new-onset atrial fibrillation and assess the incidence of in-hospital mortality associated with new-onset atrial fibrillation after TAVI and AVR.In (...) this population-based observational study using the National Inpatient Sample and a validation cohort from the New York state inpatient database, the National Inpatient Sample was queried from January 1, 2012, to September 30, 2015, and the New York state inpatient database was queried from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014. Hospitalizations of adults undergoing TAVI or isolated AVR were examined. The incidence of in-hospital mortality across groups with new-onset atrial fibrillation was assessed

2018 EvidenceUpdates

144. Atrial Fibrillation Full Text available with Trip Pro

Atrial Fibrillation National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation 2018 - Heart, Lung and Circulation Follow Email/Username: Password: Remember me Search Terms Search within Search Access provided by Volume 27, Issue 10, Pages 1209–1266 National Heart Foundation of Australia and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian Clinical Guidelines (...) for the Diagnosis and Management of Atrial Fibrillation 2018 NHFA CSANZ Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Working Group 1 , x David Brieger Affiliations Department of Cardiology, Concord Hospital, Sydney , Australia University of Sydney, Sydney , Australia Correspondence Corresponding author. , MBBS, PhD, FCSANZ a , b , , x David Brieger Affiliations Department of Cardiology, Concord Hospital, Sydney , Australia University of Sydney, Sydney , Australia Correspondence Corresponding author. , x John Amerena

2018 Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

145. National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation 2018 Full Text available with Trip Pro

National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation 2018 National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation 2018 | The Medical Journal of Australia mja-search search Use the for more specific terms. Title contains Body contains Date range from Date (...) range to Article type Author's surname Volume First page doi: 10.5694/mja__.______ Search Reset  close Individual Login Purchase options Connect person_outline Login keyboard_arrow_down Individual Login Purchase options menu search Advertisement close National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand: Australian clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation 2018 David Brieger, John Amerena, John R Attia, Beata Bajorek, Kim H Chan

2018 MJA Clinical Guidelines

146. Patients’ Experiences with Cardiac Monitors for Stroke, Atrial Fibrillation, and Heart Failure: A Rapid Qualitative Review

Patients’ Experiences with Cardiac Monitors for Stroke, Atrial Fibrillation, and Heart Failure: A Rapid Qualitative Review Patients’ Experiences with Cardiac Monitors for Stroke, Atrial Fibrillation, and Heart Failure: A Rapid Qualitative Review | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Patients’ Experiences with Cardiac Monitors for Stroke, Atrial Fibrillation, and Heart Failure: A Rapid Qualitative Review Patients’ Experiences with Cardiac Monitors for Stroke, Atrial Fibrillation, and Heart (...) Failure: A Rapid Qualitative Review Last updated: September 17, 2018 Project Number: RC1019-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal Result type: Report Question How do patients experience, make decisions around, and live with outpatient cardiac monitors for the diagnosis of stroke, atrial fibrillation, and/or heart failure? Key Message The onset of cardiac monitor use accompanies many life changes and new personal responsibilities. For some

2018 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

147. Efficacy and Safety of Rivaroxaban versus Warfarin in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation and a History of Cancer: Observations from ROCKET AF. (Abstract)

Efficacy and Safety of Rivaroxaban versus Warfarin in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation and a History of Cancer: Observations from ROCKET AF. The management of anticoagulation therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and cancer is challenging due to increased thrombotic and bleeding risks. We sought to determine the safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban in patients with AF and a history of cancer.ROCKET AF randomized 14,264 patients with AF to rivaroxaban or warfarin

2018 European heart journal. Quality of care & clinical outcomes Controlled trial quality: predicted high

148. New-onset atrial fibrillation

New-onset atrial fibrillation New-onset atrial fibrillation - Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment | BMJ Best Practice You'll need a subscription to access all of BMJ Best Practice Search  New-onset atrial fibrillation Last reviewed: February 2019 Last updated: June 2018 Summary Chaotic and irregular atrial arrhythmia, the prevalence of which increases progressively with age and affects almost 5% of the population older than 69 years of age. Causes significant morbidity and mortality including (...) palpitations, dyspnoea, angina, dizziness or syncope, and features of congestive heart failure (CHF), tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy, stroke, and death. ECG shows absent P waves, presence of fibrillatory waves, and irregularly irregular QRS complexes. Most patients presenting with new-onset or 'acute' atrial fibrillation (AF) do not require immediate cardioversion. Most patients will require medical therapy to control ventricular rate. Patients who develop haemodynamic compromise should have immediate

2018 BMJ Best Practice

149. Chronic atrial fibrillation

Chronic atrial fibrillation Chronic atrial fibrillation - Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment | BMJ Best Practice You'll need a subscription to access all of BMJ Best Practice Search  Chronic atrial fibrillation Last reviewed: February 2019 Last updated: October 2018 Summary Chaotic and irregular atrial arrhythmia, the prevalence of which increases progressively with age. Patients frequently have co-existing cardiac or non-cardiac conditions, such as hypertension, coronary artery disease (...) , pacemakers, and ablation of the atrioventricular node need to be weighed based on multiple clinical factors to optimise patient outcome. Definition Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia. It is characterised by uncoordinated atrial activity on the surface ECG, with fibrillatory waves of varying shapes, amplitudes, and timing associated with an irregularly irregular ventricular response when atrioventricular (AV) conduction is intact. [Figure caption and citation for the preceding

2018 BMJ Best Practice

150. Less dementia with oral anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation Full Text available with Trip Pro

Less dementia with oral anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation The association between atrial fibrillation (AF) and dementia is well documented, but it is not clear if oral anticoagulant treatment offers protection. The aim of the study is therefore to compare the incidence of new dementia in patients with AF with and without oral anticoagulants, and to explore if there is a difference between novel anticoagulants and warfarin in this respect.Retrospective registry study of all patients

2018 EvidenceUpdates

151. Clinical Commissioning Policy: Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion for patients with atrial fibrillation and relative or absolute contraindications to anticoagulation (adults)

Clinical Commissioning Policy: Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion for patients with atrial fibrillation and relative or absolute contraindications to anticoagulation (adults) NHS England » Clinical Commissioning Policy: Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion for patients with atrial fibrillation and relative or absolute contraindications to anticoagulation (adults) Search Search Menu Clinical Commissioning Policy: Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion for patients with atrial fibrillation and relative (...) or absolute contraindications to anticoagulation (adults) Document first published: 9 July 2018 Page updated: 9 July 2018 Topic: , Publication type: This policy document outlines the arrangements for funding of treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation and relative or absolute contraindications to anticoagulation. Document PDF 572 KB 28 pages

2018 NHS England

152. NOACs for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in non-valvular atrial fibrillation

NOACs for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in non-valvular atrial fibrillation '); } else { document.write(' '); } ACE | Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in non-valvular atrial fibrillation Search > > Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in non-valvular atrial fibrillation - Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in non-valvular atrial (...) fibrillation First published on 3 May 2017 Guidance Recommendations The Ministry of Health’s Drug Advisory Committee has recommended: Rivaroxaban 15 mg and 20 mg tablets, and apixaban 2.5 mg and 5 mg tablets for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and : CHA 2 DS 2 -VASc score of 1 or more for men; and CHA 2 DS 2 -VASc score of 2 or more for women. Rivaroxaban or apixaban should not be used in patients with valvular AF (especially rheumatic mitral

2018 Appropriate Care Guides, Agency for Care Effectiveness (Singapore)

153. Atrial Fibrillation: Screening With Electrocardiography

Atrial Fibrillation: Screening With Electrocardiography Recommendation | United States Preventive Services Taskforce Toggle navigation Main navigation Main navigation Recommendation to see the latest documents available. Recommendation Summary Population Recommendation Adults The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography (ECG). See the Clinical Considerations section (...) for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement. I View the Clinical Summary in Population Older adults Recommendation No recommendation. Grade: I (insufficient evidence) Risk Assessment Atrial fibrillation is strongly associated with older age and obesity. Other risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure, prior cardiothoracic surgery, current smoking, prior stroke, sleep apnea, alcohol and drug use, and hyperthyroidism. Screening Tests The USPSTF found inadequate evidence

2018 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

154. (Percutaneous) left atrial appendage closure for the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation. 3rd Update 2018. Decision Support Document 44/ Update 2018.

(Percutaneous) left atrial appendage closure for the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation. 3rd Update 2018. Decision Support Document 44/ Update 2018. (Percutaneous) left atrial appendage closure for the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation. 3rd Update 2018 - Repository of AIHTA GmbH English | Browse - - - (Percutaneous) left atrial appendage closure for the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial (...) fibrillation. 3rd Update 2018 Semlitsch, T. and Krenn, C. (2018): (Percutaneous) left atrial appendage closure for the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation. 3rd Update 2018. Decision Support Document 44/ Update 2018. Preview - Sie müssen einen PDF-Viewer auf Ihrem PC installiert haben wie z. B. , oder 1MB Abstract This report is the third update of a systematic review compiled in 2011 and evaluates the efficacy and safety of left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) either

2018 Austrian Institute of Health Technology Assessment

155. Should We Maintain Anticoagulation after Successful Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation? The Need for a Randomized Study Full Text available with Trip Pro

Should We Maintain Anticoagulation after Successful Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation? The Need for a Randomized Study Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a high risk of thromboembolic stroke and oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) is able to reduce the rate of ischemic events. Nevertheless, the actual benefit of prolonged OAT after successful radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is not clear yet.Scientific investigations were assumed suitable if they assessed

2017 Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine

156. Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease Full Text available with Trip Pro

Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease With improved surgical techniques and medical management for patients with congenital heart diseases, more patients are living longer and well into adulthood. This improved survival comes with a price of increased morbidity, mainly secondary to increased risk of tachyarrhythmias. One of the major arrhythmias commonly encountered in this subset of cardiac patients is AF. Similar to the general population, the risk of AF (...) . This review will shed light on the procedural techniques, success rates and complications of AF catheter ablation in patients with different types of CHD, including atrial septal defects, tetralogy of Fallot, persistent left superior vena cava, heterotaxy syndrome and atrial isomerism, and Ebstein anomaly.

2017 Arrhythmia & electrophysiology review

157. Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Drivers Full Text available with Trip Pro

Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Drivers Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is central to ablation approaches for atrial fibrillation (AF), yet many patients still have arrhythmia recurrence after one or more procedures, despite evolving technologies for PVI. Ablation of localised AF drivers, which lie outside the pulmonary veins in many patients, is a practical approach that has been shown to improve success by many groups. Such localised drivers lie in atrial regions shown mechanistically

2017 Arrhythmia & electrophysiology review

158. Management of Complications in Anticoagulated Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Full Text available with Trip Pro

Management of Complications in Anticoagulated Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Oral anticoagulation is mandatory for patients at high risk of thromboembolism, but the risk of bleeding should also be taken into account. Direct oral anticoagulants are now recommended for non-valvular AF as a potential alternative to warfarin. In this article we discuss methods to assess the anticoagulant effect of these agents, specific and general antidotes, and management of complications such as embolic

2017 Arrhythmia & electrophysiology review

159. Optimum Risk Assessment for Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: Should We Hold the Status Quo or Consider Magnitude Synergism and Left Atrial Appendage Anatomy? Full Text available with Trip Pro

Optimum Risk Assessment for Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: Should We Hold the Status Quo or Consider Magnitude Synergism and Left Atrial Appendage Anatomy? Thromboembolic stroke and systemic embolism are generally agreed to be the major morbidity/mortality concerns for patients with AF. However, the risk of thromboembolism is not the same for all AF patients. Both AF and comorbidities must interact synergistically to create the risk for thromboembolism. But, is the synergism dichotomous - AF (...) present or absent, comorbid disorder present or absent - or does synergism have magnitude, depending on the number and severity of the associated disorders and the amount of time one is in AF? This review discusses the current risk-score contributors and options for assessing risk of thromboembolism in AF patients, and what their combined roles might be. Also covered is the consideration of left atrial appendage anatomy in this context.

2017 Arrhythmia & electrophysiology review

160. One-stage Approach for Hybrid Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Full Text available with Trip Pro

One-stage Approach for Hybrid Atrial Fibrillation Treatment The one-stage approach for hybrid atrial fibrillation involves the simultaneous and close cooperation of different medical specialties. This review attempts to describe its challenging issues, exposing a plan to balance thrombotic risk and bleeding risk. It describes the combined surgical-electrophysiological procedure. Specific topics, involving hemodynamic, fluid and respiratory management during surgery are considered, and problems

2017 Arrhythmia & electrophysiology review