Navigation Links
The first European registry to evaluate the real-life epidemiology of atrial fibrillation ablation
Date:8/30/2011

eduction of symptoms, to such an extent that a "cure" may well be achieved in some patients. Since its description in the late 1990s, catheter ablation has rapidly evolved from being a highly experimental technique to a well defined and everyday procedure.

The AFib Ablation pilot study is part of the ESC's EurObservation Research Programme, which began in August 2008. The project aims to provide a better understanding of European practice based on data collected with a robust methodology procedure. The AFib ablation study was designed to capture all the relevant clinical and procedural information in real-world patients in order to improve current knowledge of epidemiology and outcomes.

This first prospective, multicentre, 12-month observational study recruited 1410 patients from ten different European countries (four Western European - Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands; two Eastern European - Czech Republic and Poland; three Southern - Greece, Italy and Spain; and one Northern European - Denmark). The primary objective was to describe the clinical epidemiology of patients having AFib ablation, and the day-to-day diagnostic and therapeutic processes (including technical aspects, measurement of success and acute and chronic outcomes). The registry was launched in October 2010 and the database locked in June 2011.

Several important findings about AFib ablation have emerged:

  • 75% of patients were between 52 and 66 years of age. A third of them were over 65 years.
  • Two-thirds of patients presented an average of two recurrent arrhythmic episodes per month.
  • Symptoms were present in 90% of patients and these were very variable: palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain or loss of consciousness.
  • An underlying cause was only found in 60% (mainly hypertension and valvular heart disease). Precipitating factors were rare.
  • More than 50% had an indication for chronic anti-coagulation (for the
    '/>"/>

Contact: Jacqueline Partarrieu
press@escardio.org
33-633-473-335
European Society of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Walk-to-School Programs Put Kids Fitness First
2. ONR-Funded smartphone app exceeds 33,000 downloads in first 3 weeks
3. Johns Hopkins scientists begin first-of-its-kind research to create blood platelets from stem cells
4. First measurements of HAAs in urine of swimmers and pool workers
5. St. Michaels North America first to use novel blood-cleaning procedure for kidney transplant
6. First-ever review finds smoking causes serious birth defects
7. Former dean first from UH to be inducted into Optometry Hall of Fame
8. Scientists develop first ever drug to treat Celtic gene in cystic fibrosis sufferers
9. University of Louisville surgeons perform first prosthetic bypass graft with patients stem cells at point-of-care
10. First X-ray lasing of SACLA
11. Swine flu spread was much wider than first thought, scientists say
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... 21, 2014 Medical Alert Systems, ... reviews of some of the most popular medical alert ... to announce that it is now offering special deals ... who are on a fixed income but would like ... comes as very welcome news. , As a company ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 21, 2014 iFitDress.com, the well-known ... range of cheap evening gowns . All ... of them are priced under $100. , iFitDress.com ... market. It keeps trying its best to help clients ... all its members are kind and professional. According to ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Today, ... announced the publication of a new eBook, Affordable ... many small business owners feel uncertain about how ... family, and their bottom line. , The new ... and helps businesses navigate their upcoming health insurance ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... birth rates fell dramatically during the past two decades, plummeting ... government report shows. An estimated 4 million fewer births ... to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ... me from the report," said Bill Albert, chief program officer ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... An imaging study of chronic users of codeine-containing ... regions of brain white matter and associates these ... , Researchers used diffusuion tensor imaging (DTI) (an ... investigate the white matter integrity of chronic CCS ... the brain, including the inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Medical Alert Systems Website Now Offering Special Prices on the Popular Medical Guardian Product 2Health News:Medical Alert Systems Website Now Offering Special Prices on the Popular Medical Guardian Product 3Health News:iFitDress.com Releases a New Range of Cheap Evening Gowns 2Health News:Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC 2Health News:Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC 3
... Osteoarthritis is commonly diagnosed in the late and irreversible ... pain and slow progression of disease. Because osteoarthritis is ... and veterinarians need a precise way to diagnose the ... are investigating potential biomarkers in dogs for early diagnosis ...
... , -- New Tissue Dissection System Used by Italian Surgeons ... , PALO ALTO, Calif., June 10 PEAK Surgical, ... System by surgeons in the European Union, where the innovative ... , , Dr. Raul Pellini and Prof. Giuseppe Spriano, ...
... House will help eliminate barriers that discourage doctors from ... 10 Late yesterday U.S. Senators Arlen Specter (PA) ... access to life-saving diagnostic tests for patients who might ... Tests Act (S. 1220) will eliminate the complicated Medicare ...
... Canadian Hospital Specialties, to release EchoStim(R) and EchoBlock(R) ... CINCINNATI, June 10 Havel,s Incorporated, a Cincinnati-based ... CHS, Canadian Hospital Specialties, which will become the ... Needles throughout Canada. , , Canadian Hospital ...
... to Program Would Increase Threat of Disease , , PHILADELPHIA, ... Protection Secretary John Hanger today asked Pennsylvanians to make every effort ... Virus. , , Hanger said standing water can quickly become ... the simple rule of dump it, drain it and treat it. ...
... WALTHAM, Mass., June 10 Millennium Research Group (MRG), ... that despite the economic downturn, market growth in the ... increased colorectal cancer (CRC) screening programs in France, Germany, ... released European Markets for GI Endoscopy Devices 2009 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Early detection of osteoarthritis in dogs could open doors for a cure 2Health News:PEAK Surgical Announces First Use of PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) in Europe 2Health News:PEAK Surgical Announces First Use of PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) in Europe 3Health News:PEAK Surgical Announces First Use of PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) in Europe 4Health News:Legislation Will Expand Access to Life-Saving Laboratory Tests 2Health News:Havel's Incorporated Expands Successful EchoStim(R) Ultrasound Needles into Canada 2Health News:DEP Asks Pennsylvanians to Help Battle West Nile Virus 2Health News:DEP Asks Pennsylvanians to Help Battle West Nile Virus 3Health News:Screening Programs to Drive European GI Videoscope Market Despite Economic Downturn, According to Millennium Research Group 2Health News:Screening Programs to Drive European GI Videoscope Market Despite Economic Downturn, According to Millennium Research Group 3
(Date:8/20/2014)... TUCSON, Ariz. , Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... of the  Roche  Group, today announced that its ... been CE marked in the European Union for ... specimens. The system, consisting of VENTANA Virtuoso software ... the VENTANA iScan HT slide scanner, provides automated ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014  Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announces that ... has received Chinese FDA (CFDA) approval and has ... into the China domestic ... distribution agreement with Sinochem Jiangsu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., ... FDA approved and China CFDA certified oral solid ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... catalogue: The Market for Medical Devices ... The European, Middle Eastern and African markets represent ... part of its coverage, this study: The Market ... EMEA medical device markets and estimates markets for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Full digitization of the anatomic pathology lab is here with the VENTANA System for Primary Diagnosis 2Full digitization of the anatomic pathology lab is here with the VENTANA System for Primary Diagnosis 3Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announces that its Chinese subsidiary, Suzhou Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd., has received Chinese FDA (CFDA) approval and has subsequently launched its generic Mecobalamin 0.5 mg Tablets into the China domestic mark 2The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 2The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 3The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 4The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA 5
...   " The   Obama administration will ... urban counterparts in adopting technology to improve healthcare quality." ... online health records . " What ... national healthcare IT programmes and initiatives are currently taking place across ...
... WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2011 Today the ... to treat two types of rare blood cancers – ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/NY48642LOGO) The drug is approved ... cell transplant or two chemotherapy treatments and for ALCL ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Innovations in E-Health & Informatics Europe: The Need for a European EHealth Strategy 2The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Available to Comment on FDA Approval of Seattle Genetics' Adcetris, First New Treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma Since 1977 2
... An APTT-based kit for the screening of ... specificity of the test for the factor ... sample plasma with an excess of V-DEF ... possible to discriminate between heterozygous and homozygous ...
Inquire...
Inquire...
... remarkable anti-reflux valve is enclosed ... which prevents the valve from ... in sitting or reclining positions. ... and interference free ensuring uninterrupted ...
Medicine Products: