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Cedars-Sinai Detects AFib with Echo AI

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A Cedars-Sinai-led team developed an echocardiography AI model that accurately detects patients with atrial fibrillation – including asymptomatic patients – potentially revealing a new “opportunistic screening” method to drive earlier AFib detection and treatment. AUC identifying patients with a history of AFib.

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Serious Issues With Slow Heartbeat Flagged for Afib Patients on Antiarrhythmics

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(MedPage Today) -- Old concerns about the safety of rhythm control drugs for atrial fibrillation (Afib or AF) resurfaced in a contemporary large Korean population-based study. Afib patients prescribed antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) had several-fold.

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Afib Might Be a Not-So-Pleasant Aftertaste of Sweetened Beverages

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(MedPage Today) -- Overconsumption of beverages with added sugar or artificial sweetener, already associated with several cardiometabolic diseases, showed new links to atrial fibrillation (Afib or AF) in a prospective cohort study. Within the.

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Treating gum disease after heart rhythm ablation reduced risk of AFib recurrence

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Research Highlights: Treating gum disease within three months after a heart procedure to correct an irregular heart rhythm, known as atrial fibrillation (AFib), may lower the chances of it reoccurring. Inflamed gums may predict AFib recurrence after.

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Afib Detected After Stroke: Link to Recurrent Events Questioned

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(MedPage Today) -- Cryptogenic stroke survivors who went on to get an insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) had a similar risk of recurrent stroke whether or not any atrial fibrillation (Afib, AF) ever turned up on monitoring, an observational study.

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First Pulsed Field Ablation Catheter Approved for Afib

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(MedPage Today) -- The FDA approved the first pulsed field ablation (PFA) catheter, the PulseSelect PFA system, for the treatment of paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (Afib), Medtronic announced on Wednesday. Whereas conventional radiofrequency.

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FDA OKs Farapulse Pulsed Field Ablation System for Intermittent Afib

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(MedPage Today) -- The FDA approved the Farapulse pulsed field ablation (PFA) system for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (Afib or AF), Boston Scientific announced on Wednesday. The device won an indication for the isolation of pulmonary veins in.

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