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Patients with atrial fibrillation at greater risk of death in rural hospitals than urban hospitals - EurekAlert (press release)



Patients with atrial fibrillation at greater risk of death in rural hospitals than urban hospitals 
EurekAlert (press release)
Philadelphia, December 11, 2017 - Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) admitted to rural hospitals in the United States have a greater chance of dying during their hospital stay than patients admitted to urban hospitals for the same condition ...

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Increased risk of atrial fibrillation with congenital heart disease - Science Daily



Increased risk of atrial fibrillation with congenital heart disease 
Science Daily
"They survive and cope rather well but unfortunately they develop other heart problems, such as atrial fibrillation and heart failure. It is a challenge for us to discover it early and take preventative actions," says Zacharias Mandalenakis. The group ...

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With A-Fib, Urban Hospitals May Be a Better Bet - HealthDay



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With A-Fib, Urban Hospitals May Be a Better Bet 
HealthDay
MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The chance of dying from a common heart rhythm disorder is higher for people treated at rural rather than urban hospitals, a new study finds. The researchers analyzed data from hospitalizations for the heart ...
Rural Hospital A-Fib Patients More Likely to Die WLTZ 38 NBC

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Effect of Cardiologist Care on New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes - The Cardiology Advisor



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Effect of Cardiologist Care on New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes 
The Cardiology Advisor
HealthDay News ? Cardiologist care is associated with a lower rate of death in patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Sheldon M. Singh, MD, from the University of Toronto ...

 


The Apple Watch Aims to Help Detect Atrial Fibrillation - Pharmacy Times



The Apple Watch Aims to Help Detect Atrial Fibrillation 
Pharmacy Times
Atrial fibrillation is one of the highest rates of arrhythmias occurring in the general populace with a number of medical management strategies. Perhaps most concerning, due to its pathology, is the increased risk of developing thrombi with a high risk ...

 


Apple, Stanford launch Apple Heart Study to improve atrial fibrillation detection - MobiHealthNews



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Apple, Stanford launch Apple Heart Study to improve atrial fibrillation detection 
MobiHealthNews
The Apple Heart Study, an Apple Watch-based ResearchKit study using the heart rate sensor to look at potential arrhythmias, is launching today, the Cupertino tech giant told MobiHealthNews. Apple Chief Operations Officer Jeff Williams announced the ...
Apple Heart Study launches to identify irregular heart rhythms Apple Newsroom (press release)
KardiaBand for The Apple Watch Records ECG, Detects Atrial Fibrillation Medgadget (blog)
Apple's Heart Study app can identify irregular heart rhythms CNET
Stanford Medical Center Report  -Fast Company  -iTunes - Apple  -TechCrunch 
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Renal Function Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation With Oral Anticoagulation Therapy - The Cardiology Advisor



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Renal Function Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation With Oral Anticoagulation Therapy 
The Cardiology Advisor
Renal function decline is common in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who are treated with oral anticoagulants (OACs), according to study findings published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Investigators compared nonvitamin K ...

 


Can Cardiologist Care Really Improve Atrial Fibrillation Survival? - Medscape



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Can Cardiologist Care Really Improve Atrial Fibrillation Survival? 
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TORONTO, ON ? Patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) live longer when cared for by cardiologists, despite?or perhaps because of? having more frequent hospital admissions, researchers report. In the retrospective study, seeing a ...

 


Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation and Valvular Heart Disease: New Joint Consensus Statement - The Cardiology Advisor



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Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation and Valvular Heart Disease: New Joint Consensus Statement 
The Cardiology Advisor
A task force of investigators from the European Heart Rhythm Association and European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Thrombosis, Heart Rhythm Society, Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society, South African Heart Association, and the Sociedad ...

 


Oral anticoagulants prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation - Healio



Oral anticoagulants prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation 
Healio
In patients with atrial fibrillation, direct-acting oral anticoagulants lowered the risk for stroke, systemic embolism and all-cause mortality while also reducing the risk for major and intracranial bleeding, compared with warfarin, according to ...