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The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved the first pacemaker that does not require the use of wired leads to provide an electrical connection between the pulse-generating device and the h ...


Renal denervation ( RDN ) is a therapy that targets treatment-resistant hypertension ( TRH ). The Symplicity HTN-1 and Symplicity HTN-2 trials reported response rates of more than 80%; however, sh ...


Contrary to current clinical belief, regular Caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which, while common, can lead in rare cases to heart-or stroke-related morbidity and mortality. ...


Pulmonary hypertension ( PH ) in the setting of left-sided valvular heart disease is common, and significantly increases the risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing aortic ...


Researchers at University of Manchester ( Manchester, UK = previously reported Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids ( n-3PUFAs ) supplementation does not reduce atrial fibrillation following coronary a ...


A study has evaluated the prospective association between circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D [ 25(OH)D ] and atrial fibrillation risk. 12 303 participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities ...


Various ablation strategies of persistent atrial fibrillation ( PersAF ) have had disappointing outcomes, despite concerted clinical and research efforts, which could reflect progressive atrial fibril ...


While bleeding is a well-known complication of Warfarin ( Coumadin ) use and is thought to be a contributory cause of treatment discontinuation, studies quantifying this association are limited. The ...


Researchers performed a prospective, randomized clinical study ( PRESAGE ) to assess whether prophylactic treatment with Metoprolol or Losartan, initiated soon after lung cancer surgery in patients wi ...


Treatment of hypertensive patients with beta-blockers reduces heart rate and decreases central blood pressure less than other antihypertensive drugs, implying that reducing heart rate without altering ...


Data on the incidence of new onset atrial fibrillation and flutter ( AF/f ) in patients with acute pericarditis are limited. A gol of a study was to determine the incidence and prognostic significance ...


Recently published clinical guidelines recommend cardiac resynchronisation therapy ( CRT ) for patients with heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction ( LVEF ) and non-left bundle ...


The association between obesity and prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease ( CAD ) remains uncertain. Researchers undertook a meta-analysis for the effects of body mass index ( BMI ) on mo ...


ST-elevation myocardial infarction ( STEMI ) is frequently associated with reciprocal ST-segment depression in contralateral ECG leads. However, the relationship of the resolution of ST-segment depres ...


Acute myocardial infarction ( AMI ) is the leading cause of death and disability globally. There is increasing evidence from observational studies that influenza infection is associated with acute myo ...