Middle-aged pro football retirees have a 5.5 odds ratio of prevalent atrial fibrillation compared with matched nonathlete controls from the general population, a new study finds.
Fewer than half of cardiac surgery patients with atrial fibrillation undergo concomitant ablation. Here’s why that fact is so inexplicable in 2018.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified biomarkers that might ultimately serve as tools for diagnostics and monitoring — or even as therapeutic targets — in patients with these concurrent conditions.
A brief case vignette showcases the clinical setting in which this increasingly popular strain-based heart imaging technique may have its greatest diagnostic and prognostic value.
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The lead investigator of the STS/ACC TVT Registry study presented at ACC.17 explains why its findings suggest valve-in-valve TAVR might be the treatment of choice for inoperable and even high-risk patients.
More than 5,000 patients came to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world for electrophysiology lab procedures in 2015. This two-minute video shares a few reasons why.
Too many patients diagnosed with cryptogenic stroke haven’t had complete workups. Prolonged rhythm monitoring can help fill the gap, but there’s a role for more thorough initial evaluation too.
Cleveland Clinic recommends routine CT scanning of the pulmonary veins three to four months after pulmonary vein isolation. This case study of a 25-year-old patient illustrates why.
Catheter ablation bested amiodarone for atrial fibrillation control in heart failure patients in a recent study. Here’s why a Cleveland Clinic electrophysiologist says it’s likely worth the risks in these patients.
Cleveland Clinic researchers find catheter ablation improves outcomes and quality of life in atrial fibrillation patients when performed sooner and may replace medications as a first-line treatment.