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Secondary AF: Risk of Recurrence Found in Framingham
Is new-onset AF linked to an acute precipitant less likely to recur than spontaneous AF? Is it any less dangerous? A new study finds answers in Framingham data.
Obesity and AF: A Dose-dependent Relationship
A recent literature analysis found a 10% to 29% excess risk for AF conferred by incremental increases in BMI. The study in 9 slides, here.
Lesions That Bleed With Minimal Trauma
Two lesions have been slowly expanding on an older man’s chest for 2 years. What is the problem? This and questions on 3 other topics in this quiz.
Gender Affects Exercise Tolerance in Atrial Fibrillation
Although exercise has many cardiovascular benefits, including favorable vascular and metabolic changes, its impact on arrhythmias is less well understood.
Another Win for Uninterrupted Anticoagulation in the OR
There is a razor edge differential between pharmacologic thrombus prevention and risk for excessive bleeding during procedures for AF. More guidance from a new study.
3 Myths About New Oral Anticoagulants Debunked for Primary Care Physicians
No monitoring necessary; don't use them before electrical cardioversion; and count them out for periprocedural use during AF ablation. Really?
Just Say No to Anticoagulation for These Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Guidelines say “no” to anticoagulation for young, otherwise healthy persons with atrial fibrillation. New research finds that clinical practice looks quite different.
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