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Sweetened drinks linked to atrial fibrillation risk

American Heart News - Heart News

Research Highlights: An analysis of health data in the UK Biobank found a 20% higher risk of irregular heart rhythm, known as atrial fibrillation, among people who said they drank two liters or more per week (about 67 ounces) of artificially sweetened.

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Novel drug therapies for atrial fibrillation

Nature Reviews - Cardiology

Nature Reviews Cardiology, Published online: 28 February 2024; doi:10.1038/s41569-024-01004-2 Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained arrhythmia and imposes a substantial burden on patients and health-care providers.

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Circulating biomolecules identify patients with atrial fibrillation at high risk of cardiovascular events

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

An analysis of the biomolecule substudy of the EAST–AFNET 4 trial has revealed that biomolecule concentrations in the blood of patients with atrial fibrillation can be used to identify patients at high and low cardiovascular risk. The findings were published in Cardiovascular Research.

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News from EHRA 2024: International Experts Agree on Standards for Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

DAIC

An international consensus statement on how to treat atrial fibrillation with catheter or surgical ablation has been published in EP Europace, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and was recently presented at EHRA 2024, a scientific congress held April 7-9 in Berlin, Germany.

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Shorten the Blanking Period After Atrial Fibrillation Ablation, Experts Say

DAIC

Based on continuous monitoring of early recurrence of atrial tachyarrhythmia immediately after patients have undergone atrial fibrillation ablation, Musat et al. recommend shortening the blanking period from three months to one. also emphasize the importance of continuous monitoring.

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Association between triglyceride–glucose index trajectories and radiofrequency ablation outcomes in patients with stage 3D atrial fibrillation

Cardiovascular Diabetology

This study investigates the relationship between triglyceride-glucose (TyG) index trajectories and the results of ablation in patients with stage 3D atrial fibrillation (AF).

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Assessment and management of asymptomatic atrial fibrillation

Heart BMJ

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac dysrhythmia encountered in practice. It is currently estimated that AF affects approximately 2% of the general population; however, the true prevalence of AF is likely to be at least 3%–4% when asymptomatic AF is considered.