Atrial Fibrillation

Aspirin Associated with Increased Risk for Incident Heart Failure in Large Patient-level Pooled Analysis
November 23, 2021

Treatment with aspirin of patients with cardiovascular risk factors was consistently associated with a greater than 25% risk of incident HF, another strike against the OTC antithrombotic.

Dabigatran and Warfarin Appear Similarly Protective Against Dementia
November 18, 2021

Patients taking either of the 2 anticoagulants showed no large differences on 4 cognitive test scores at 2 years, according to authors of the GIRAF trial.

Gregory Marcus, MD, MAS, Reviews the Coffee and Real-time Atrial & Ventricular Ectopy (CRAVE) Trial
November 15, 2021

AHA 2021: Marcus, lead author of CRAVE, says it found little effect of caffeine on atrial arrhythmias, a significant effect on PVCs, a negative effect on sleep, and a boosting effect on physical activity.

AHA 2021: Novel Fitbit Algorithm Correctly Detected Undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation
November 15, 2021

AHA 2021: Novel software algorithm used in Fitbit wearable devices accurately detected undiagnosed atrial fibrillation about 98% of the time, showed results of the Fitbit Heart Study.

Coffee Had Negligible Effect on Atrial Arrhythmias but Was Linked to PVCs, Study Finds
November 15, 2021

AHA 2021. Coffee increased PVCs by 54% in regular coffee drinkers and decreased sleep by more than 30 minutes; it also significantly increased daily step count and slightly improved SVT.

One in Ten Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Fail to Fill Initial DOAC Prescription
October 29, 2021

Primary nonadherence with anticoagulant therapy may be influenced by which DOAC is prescribed, age, and diagnosis of several chronic diseases, a new study found.

Atrial Fibrillation Detected by ICD Linked to Ischemic Stroke within 5 Days
October 05, 2021

The temporal connection of atrial fibrillation and risk of ischemic stroke provides support for short-duration oral anticoagulation, said study authors.

Social Determinants of Health and ASCVD Prevention: Clinical Considerations
July 21, 2021

Methods proven to prevent ASCVD may fall short in certain populations if the impacts of SDOH are not closely monitored. The ACC/AHA provide considerations for 7 health domains.

New Study Casts More Doubt on Negative Link Between Coffee Intake and Risk of Arrhythmia
July 20, 2021

Regular coffee consumption was associated with a 3% lower risk of incident arrhythmia, a large study of UK adults found.

ACC.21: Finerenone Shows Potential to Delay Afib Onset in Patients with CKD, T2D
May 21, 2021

ACC.2021: A new analysis of FIDELIO-DKD found patients with chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes were about 30% less likely to develop atrial fibrillation vs those treated with placebo.