SGLT2 inhibitor use tied to fewer atrial arrhythmias
December 2, 2021
A prospective study of nearly 14,000 patients who received an implantable cardiac device suggests that SGLT2-inhibitor treatment cuts atrial arrhythmias.
Growing proportion of cardiac arrests in U.S. considered opioid related
September 10, 2021
Due to a steep rise, opioid-associated cardiac arrests have become a major public health issue.
Dapagliflozin in HFrEF may cut arrhythmias, sudden death: DAPA-HF
August 27, 2021
Response to the positive findings was tempered, however, by the post hoc nature of the analysis, choice of primary outcome, and inconsistencies between key subgroups.
ICMs detect serious arrhythmias in high-risk post-MI patients: SMART-MI
August 27, 2021
In patients with modestly reduced left ventricular ejection fraction after MI, implantable monitors detect many times more arrhythmias than usual care, the SMART-MI trial showed.
Tachycardia syndrome may be distinct marker for long COVID
August 13, 2021
Post-COVID patients with palpitations or chest pain should undergo a cardiac workup, new research suggests. The data also shed light on potential treatments.
DOACs best aspirin after ventricular ablation: STROKE-VT
August 2, 2021
Cerebrovascular protection was far better on DOACs after catheter ablation for VT or extrasystoles in the trial and may yet be further improved.
Direct oral anticoagulants: Competition brought no cost relief
July 27, 2021
Medicare Part D spending since 2011 has far outpaced growth in the use of oral anticoagulants.
FDA to add myocarditis warning to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines
June 24, 2021
But a CDC advisory panel, where the FDA made the announcement, still strongly backs the vaccines’ benefits, which outweigh the rare risk for heart inflammation.
Reversal agents curb DOAC-related bleeding but deaths still high
June 17, 2021
The meta-analysis of more than 4,000 patients also showed thrombotic events were more frequent with andexanet than with 4PCC or idarucizumab.
Are left atrial thrombi that defy preprocedure anticoagulation predictable?
June 11, 2021
Features that predispose to such persistent LA thrombi, which are not very rare, could potentially guide more targeted TEE screening before rhythm-control procedures.