Navigation Links
Atrial fibrillation: New management approaches for the 'new epidemic' in cardiovascular disease
Date:6/25/2011

Despite recent advances in the treatment of heart rhythm disturbances, mortality and morbidity rates associated withy atrial fibrillation (AF) remain "unacceptably high", according to a new report. The report, prepared jointly by the German Competence Network on Atrial Fibrillation (AFNET) and the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), will be published at the EHRA EUROPACE 2011 congress in Madrid from 26-29 June. AF, says the report, is emerging as "the new epidemic" in cardiovascular disease.

According to the report, improvements in the management of AF can be achieved by several synergistic steps: the detection and better management of risk factors, good clinical use of new antithrombotic therapies, early detection of any new arrhythmia, and timely rhythm control treatment.

Identifying risk factors

The report lists the validated risk factors for AF as age, male gender, hypertension, valve disease, heart failure, diabetes, coronary artery disease and genetic factors. While age is one of the key risk factors for AF, genetic factors play a major role when AF occurs at young ages. Similarly, while male gender is strongly associated with "incident" AF, female gender is a risk factor for stroke in patients with established AF.

However, less validated and emerging risk factors have also been found in obesity, height (with relative risk rising markedly with 10 cm increments in height), sleep apnoea, excessive alcohol consumption, excessive endurance sports, smoking and chronic obstructive lung disease, and kidney disease.

The report recommends that analysis of several cardiac biomarkers - particularly natriuretic peptides - can help refine the assessment of AF risk. With genetic factors most closely associated with AF in the young, genetic biomarkers - indicative of genetically derived cardiomyopathies - may also help assess AF risk.

However, many of the determinants of AF risk remain "elusive", and the repo
'/>"/>

Contact: Jacqueline Partarrieu
press@escardio.org
33-492-947-756
European Society of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Women More Likely to Fail Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
2. In Tests, Implanted Monitor Detects Atrial Fibrillation
3. Whistleblower Alerts Americans to Dangers of Risky Unapproved Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
4. People with diabetes are at higher risk of atrial fibrillation
5. BioSTARTM device achieves 90 percent closure rate for atrial septal defect in children
6. Having Relative With Atrial Fibrillation Raises Own Risk
7. New trial studies link between stroke and atrial fibrillation
8. Heavy Drinking May Boost Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
9. Blood Pressure Drug Does Not Help Those With Atrial Fibrillation
10. Data evaluates rehospitalization and cost burden of AFib/atrial flutter
11. Cryoablation used to successfully treat atrial fibrillation at the Montreal Heart Institute
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/1/2015)... March 01, 2015 Indiana Fiber ... Service Provider, announces NewWays Networking, LLC (NewWays) selected ... working with IFN, NewWays is well positioned to ... demand for Internet bandwidth in rural parts of ... According to Cory Childs IFN Enterprise Sales Manager, ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... The Barrel Mill ” was featured on NewsWatch as part ... the latest and coolest technology products and services available to ... expert, conducted the review and shared with viewers how this ... Home Distillation of Alcohol, it's understood that oak is essential ... product that’ll help anyone achieve a barrel aged alcohol without ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 CrossFit Attollo is ... they are offering a special discount to new members. ... up for a three month contract will receive their fourth ... individually would cost members $440. The three month contract ... month, and then the fourth month comes in at only ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... 2015 In recent years Medical Marijuana has ... physicians as a way for them to expand their patient ... as medicine. Since the FDA still lists Cannabis as a ... to licensed physicians that can help guide them when ... Malka in Santa Cruz, CA is a leader in ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... OR (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 In ... Duncan Fletcher of Game Change Athlete ... Shannon Leinert about the benefits of athlete development and ... some of the unique challenges that athletes face and ... and future success. , Fletcher became involved in athlete ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NewWays Networking Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC as Fiber Transport Provider 2Health News:An Oak Infusion Spiral was Featured on NewsWatch Television on January 30, 2015 2Health News:CrossFit Gym in Vancouver WA Offers Spring Special 2Health News:Reputable Cannabis Doctor In Santa Cruz and Monterey Joins the Medical Cannabis Network 2Health News:SCI TV Covers Athlete Development with Duncan Fletcher 2Health News:SCI TV Covers Athlete Development with Duncan Fletcher 3
... DCThe Institute for Health Technology Studies (InHealth) has awarded ... researchers, for a study that will assess the effects ... decisions of older adults. Led by researchers at the ... the University of York (York, UK), and the Johns ...
... -- The number of American adults treated for diabetes more than ... 19 million, says a federal government report released Wednesday. By ... 4.3 million to 8 million among people age 65 and older; ... and 1.2 million to 2.4 million among people aged 18 to ...
... (HealthDay News) -- DNA can be used to determine the ... by police, Dutch researchers report. They found that DNA ... has red hair or black hair, and about 80 percent ... be taken from blood, sperm, saliva or other biological evidence ...
... Sinai School of Medicine has developed the first web-based ... has recently been used by soldiers returning from the ... Sixth Annual Road to Recovery Conference and Tribute in ... "Traumatic brain injury is underdiagnosed, and left untreated ...
... RI When methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is ... for an invasive infection, including a surgical site infection. Some ... in the nose, the greater the risk of transmission to ... Few studies to date have assessed the differences in quantity ...
... a much hailed communication intervention works for families making ... units, Case Western Reserve University researchers found the intervention ... Barbara Daly and Sara Douglas, the study,s lead ... at Case Western Reserve, attribute the varied results to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:International consortium to examine the impact of medical devices on health and retirement 2Health News:International consortium to examine the impact of medical devices on health and retirement 3Health News:Diabetes Soaring Among American Adults: Report 2Health News:Mount Sinai develops first screening tool for war veterans to assess traumatic brain injury 2Health News:Where MRSA colonizes on the human body 2Health News:ICU communication study reveals complexities of family decision-making 2Health News:ICU communication study reveals complexities of family decision-making 3
(Date:2/27/2015)... , February 27, 2015 ... new study showing you trends, R&D progress, and predicted ... heading? What are the commercial prospects for this ... you potential revenues and other trends to 2025, discussing ... report lets you assess regenerative medicine : cell-based ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... SAN DIEGO , Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... three-dimensional biology company focused on delivering breakthrough 3D ... , President and Chief Executive Officer, will present ... "We invite you to join us for ... to provide updates on our commercial launch of ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Feb. 27, 2015  Two mass spectrometry ... applications as their effectiveness is established, according ...  Kalorama Information says that while mass spectrometry ... powerful tool in proteomic biomarker discovery and ... its traditional techniques has struggled to elucidate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 2Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 3Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 4Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 5Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 6Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 7Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2015-2025 8Organovo Holdings, Inc. to Provide Corporate Update and Investor Presentation in a Live, Interactive Webcast on March 5th 2Organovo Holdings, Inc. to Provide Corporate Update and Investor Presentation in a Live, Interactive Webcast on March 5th 3Organovo Holdings, Inc. to Provide Corporate Update and Investor Presentation in a Live, Interactive Webcast on March 5th 4Report: "Softer" Mass Spec Techniques Gaining Popularity in Biomarker Discovery 2Report: "Softer" Mass Spec Techniques Gaining Popularity in Biomarker Discovery 3
... CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 23 With increased ... generics in the,pharmaceutical market, marketing teams and science ... clinical trial results of new drugs in,development. With ... ones that do have to be spot on ...
... Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups sheds light on the ... on Grey,s Anatomy are not just ,do or die., ... episodes and,two-hour season finale of "Grey,s Anatomy" centered on ... doctors, the subject tops the,list of the country,s healthcare ...
Cached Medicine Technology:New Pharma Business Model Increases Pressure on Staff Communicating Trial Data 2The 'Anatomy' of Clinical Trials: 'Grey's' Season Finale Leaves Public in the Dark About the Myths and Realities 2The 'Anatomy' of Clinical Trials: 'Grey's' Season Finale Leaves Public in the Dark About the Myths and Realities 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: