Moderate alcohol consumption has been linked with decreased risk for papillary and follicular thyroid carcinoma.
Atrial Fibrillation and Congestive Heart Failure: Choose Rx Carefully
Which antiarrhythmic agent would you choose for first-episode atrial fibrillation in a patient with congestive heart failure, and why?
NOACS by the Numbers: A 5-question Quiz
See what you know about the magnitude of the shift toward novel oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation.
Is Post-TAVR Triple Therapy Safe in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation?
Could triple therapy after TAVR in patients with AF and on warfarin be one therapy too many? Results reported at ESC, here.
More Support for NOACs, from ESC 2016
Are all of your atrial fibrillation patients on wafarin in therapeutic range most of the time? You may want to check.
After AF Cardioversion, What are the Options?
Cardioversion restores sinus rhythm for John Brown, but 3 months later arrhythmia and symptoms return. Your next best strategy?
Is Cardioversion Right for Patient JB?
John Brown is diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in the ED. How would you manage his case from there? Start here.
Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation: Brief 3 Q and A
Catch up on current guideline recommendations in this quick question and answer with Kaiser Permanente cardiologist Payal Kohli, MD.
Atrial Fibrillation Video: Symptoms, Cardioversion Strategies
A nurse describes his own bout with atrial fibrillation—the symptoms and his attempts to cardiovert to normal rhythm—from his hospital bed.
10 New Wonders of Wine
Tonic or poison? Elixir or toxin? These slides offer a quick review of the latest findings on the health pros and cons of imbibing.
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.
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?
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