Atrial fibrillation (afib) catheter ablation risks and complications.Atrial fibrillation (AF) has strong associations with other cardiovascular diseases, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease (CAD), valvular heart disease.
Atrial fibrillation or AF can lead to serious heart complications like stroke. Learn.Atrial fibrillation is considered to be recurrent when a patient has 2 or more episodes.Steinberg BA, Kim S, Piccini JP, et al, for the ORBIT-AF Investigators and Patients.Ablation: Expert Interview Steven Hao, MD, Medical Director of Electrophysiology at California Pacific Medical Center, shares his experience in the evolving field of catheter ablation for the management of atrial fibrillation.Mortality and rate of stroke or embolism in atrial fibrillation during long-term follow-up in the Embolism in Left Atrial Thrombi (ELAT) Study.Heart Rhythm Society Conference Highlights Attendees at the 2015 meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society learned about new developments in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of AF.Screening for atrial fibrillation with automated blood pressure measurement: Research evidence and practice recommendations.
Persistent AF: Episodes of AF that last more than 7 days and may require either pharmacologic or electrical intervention to terminate.This progression is more likely with increasing age or in patients with a history of rheumatic mitral stenosis. 7,8 In one study, for each 10-year increase in age, the hazard ratio for progression was 1.41 to 1. 8.9,10 Identified risk factors for progression included larger atrial diameter, poorer LV function, a history of heart failure, and myocardial infarction.Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation: the Task Force for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).This classification schema pertains to cases that are not related to a reversible cause of AF (eg, thyrotoxicosis, electrolyte abnormalities, acute ethanol intoxication).
Mauricio Arruda describes an individualized approach for a patient who requires cardioversion on an emergency basis.Assessment of precipitating factors (eg, exertion, sleep, caffeine, alcohol use).But it is abundantly clear that the risk increases with the severity of structural disease.Lowes R. FDA okays Kcentra to reverse anticoagulation, stop bleeding.This Resource Center was created by Everyday Health Media on behalf of an advertising sponsor.
Learn about this condition and what you can do to minimize your risk.Management and outcomes of major bleeding during treatment with dabigatran or warfarin.Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation: Is There a Relationship.In 10-15% of cases of AF, the disease occurs in the absence of comorbidities.Some patients with paroxysmal AF, typically younger patients, have been found to have distinct electrically active foci within their pulmonary veins.
Women are at a higher risk of stroke due to AF than men and some have suggested this may be due to undertreatment with warfarin.Note: Edoxaban was approved by the FDA in January 2015 for use as an oral anticoagulant in atrial fibrillation.