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iECG May Prove Cost-Effective for Screening Occult Atrial Fibrillation
A new study finds that iPhone-based technology deployed in local pharmacies can detect asymptomatic atrial fibrillation. iECG anyone?
Cerebral Microbleeds in Atrial Fibrillation Portend Poor Prognosis
Results of a recent study suggest the presence or absence of CMBs may help refine risk prognostication in patients with AF.
Community-Wide Screening for AF Reduces Stroke
The cost vs the benefit of community screening for disease is often hotly debated. A new study suggests that detection and treatment of asymptomatic AF may be worth that effort.
Perioperative AF: Not as Innocuous as It Seems
Lone atrial fibrillation describes isolated episodes of AF that have been previously considered benign. A revised picture is emerging, according to a new study.
Beware Use of Foxglove in New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation
A very large observational study heightens concern around use of digoxin in the treatment of newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation, despite guideline recommendations.
Exercise Lowers Risk of AF in Older, Obese Women
A new study identifies obesity and inactivity as independent risk factors for atrial fibrillation in postmenopausal women. Exercise attenuated the risk in the study cohort.
Small Dark Spot on Forehead
A new dark spot on the forehead; overprescribing of benzodiazepines; alcohol and atrial fibrillation . . . can you answer the quiz questions on these topics?
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