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MULTAQ(R) (dronedarone) for Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter Now Available in the United States

... in patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AFL), with a recent ... "MULTAQ may help patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter stay out of the hospital, which ... in relation to the aging population. Atrial fibrillation is a complex disease that increases the risk of ...

Advanced Heart Procedure Treats Growing Problem

... people live longer." Impact of atrial fibrillation The irregular heartbeat associated with atrial fibrillation is caused by a faulty electrical impulse, which ... heart damage over time. "For me, atrial fibrillation was more bothersome than anything," said the ...

Atrial fibrillation linked to increased hospitalization in heart failure patients

... European Heart Journal , also suggest that atrial fibrillation is not associated with an increased risk of death ... "Our findings show that the presence of atrial fibrillation in heart failure patients did not increase their ... and the study's lead investigator. Atrial fibrillation is a condition with irregular heart rhythm and is ...

FDA Approves Multaq(R) for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter

... 400 mg Tablets. Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AFL) soon will have a new ... in patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AFL), with a recent ... important milestone in the management of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter that demonstrates the ...

Atrial fibrillation in endurance athletes still poses problems for sports cardiologists

... endurance training. Dr Mont reports that atrial fibrillation is more frequent in middle-aged individuals who ... to manage arrhythmias in participants." Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmic condition, and ... circumferential pulmonary vein ablation of atrial fibrillation in endurance athletes. CPVA is a recently ...

Frost & Sullivan: Momentum Mounting for Catheter Ablation Technologies in Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

... of new tools and approaches to treating atrial fibrillation (Afib). Of the various forms of cardiac ... their adoption and utilization for atrial fibrillation has been slow. (Logo: ... 20 percent of the addressable market for atrial fibrillation therapy is being served due to limited regulatory ...

Health and Advocacy Leaders Mobilize to Bring Attention to Atrial Fibrillation, a Costly and Misunderstood Cardiovascular Disease

... launch AF Stat(TM): A Call to Action for Atrial fibrillation (AF Stat), and announce the formation of the AF ... understanding, diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation (AFib) among all those affected by this serious ... About AF Stat(TM): A Call to Action for Atrial fibrillation AF Stat is a collaboration of healthcare ...

Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Alzheimer's Disease

... Atrial fibrillation raised risk for dementia, study shows ... News) -- The abnormal heartbeat called atrial fibrillation is associated with later development of ... for people under the age of 70. Those with atrial fibrillation were 130 percent more likely to develop ...

eCardio Launches NEW Atrial Fibrillation Information System (AFIS(TM))

... ) announced the launch of its NEW Atrial fibrillation Information System (AFIS(TM)) today at Heart ... that presents a longitudinal view of atrial fibrillation and tachyarrhythmic patients for teaching, ... management. "Managing patients with atrial fibrillation is a daunting task, requiring the physician to ...

Study makes first connection between heart disorder and Alzheimer's disease

... that showed a strong relationship between atrial fibrillation and the development of Alzheimer's disease. ... hospitals, found: Patients with atrial fibrillation were 44 percent more likely to develop dementia ... heart disorder. Younger patients with atrial fibrillation were at higher risk of developing all types of ...

Catheter Ablation Effective in Treating Atrial Fibrillation

... two-thirds of study participants with atrial fibrillation experienced no such condition-related symptoms ... Another study, involving about 3,000 atrial fibrillation patients who will be followed for three years, ... American Heart Association has more about atrial fibrillation . -- Kevin ...

Heating heart with catheter better than drugs for common heart rhythm disorder

... with an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation were free of any recurrent atrial arrhythmias or ... blood gets pumped out, so clots can form. Atrial fibrillation can lead to strokes and heart failure. A-Fib ... 106 patients with frequent episodes of atrial fibrillation were randomly assigned to undergo ablation and 61 ...

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center Celebrates Successful First Year

... of its kind in the U.S. devoted to curing Atrial fibrillation (A Fib), a heart rhythm disorder known as the ... has addressed attendees of the Boston Atrial fibrillation Symposium, the International Symposium on ... called pulmonary-vein isolation to treat Atrial fibrillation in patients with congestive heart failure. An ...

Abnormal Heartbeat After Bypass a Bad Sign

... Atrial fibrillation ups long-term risk of dying, researchers report ... develop the heartbeat abnormality called atrial fibrillation after heart bypass surgery are at increased ... death rate among those who did not have atrial fibrillation before the bypass but developed it after the ...

For Atrial Fibrillation, Surveyed Experts Indicate That Multaq, Celivarone and ATI-2042 Have Advantages Over Propafenone in the Maintenance of Normal Sinus Rhythm

... Clinical Gold Standard Status for Atrial fibrillation in 2012, According to a New Report from Decision ... for the prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation that does not require routine monitoring would ... the maintenance of normal sinus rhythm in atrial fibrillation was amiodarone (Sanofi-Aventis/Wyeth's Cordarone, ...

Blood Pressure Drug May Not Ease Irregular Heartbeat

... a one-year follow-up, the incidence of atrial fibrillation episodes was about equal in both groups, ... exclude the use of valsartan to prevent atrial fibrillation in people with heart failure, a separate cardiac ... there has been a significant reduction of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure." The Italian ...

Larger Men at Greater Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

... -- Larger men are more likely to suffer atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythms) than other men, ... in Sweden's National Patient Register. "Atrial fibrillation proved to be significantly more common both among ... among young people, it's quite likely that atrial fibrillation will become more common when today's young men ...

U study shows MRI-based method holds promise for predicting treatment outcomes in patients with AF

... disease progression for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a little known heart rhythm disorder that ... School of Medicine and director of the Atrial fibrillation Program. "Our findings also present a disease ... Last fall, the University of Utah Atrial fibrillation program became the first in the world to be able ...

Big men more susceptible to atrial fibrillation

... with the National Patient Register. "Atrial fibrillation proved to be significantly more common both among ... The study reveals that the risk of atrial fibrillation increases linearly with both body size and weight ... among young people, it's quite likely that atrial fibrillation will become more common when today's young men ...

For Prevention of Stroke, Surveyed Cardiologists and PCPs Expect to Prescribe Xarelto to Approximately One-Third of Newly-Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Patients

... Xarelto to 36 percent of newly-diagnosed atrial fibrillation patients, while primary care physicians (PCPs) ... Xarelto to 29 percent of newly-diagnosed atrial fibrillation patients. Additionally, surveyed PCPs indicate ... Pradaxa to 28 percent of newly-diagnosed atrial fibrillation patients. The new Physician & Payer ...

Plavix Plus Aspirin Lowers Stroke Risk

... of the abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation but who cannot take the recommended therapy, a ... of the more than 2 million Americans with atrial fibrillation do not take the drug, Dr. Stuart Connolly, ... aspirin. It involved 7,554 people with atrial fibrillation and at least one risk factor for stroke. All took ...

Boehringer Ingelheim Plans to Launch U.S. Registry to Assess the State of Anticoagulation Therapy for Stroke Prevention in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

... in Eligible Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial fibrillation at Risk for Stroke RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March ... in 2,500 patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF).(1) The registry, which will be led by an ... from patients retrospectively.(1) Atrial fibrillation is the most common abnormal rhythm of the heart ...

New Device Treats Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

... a new study suggests. People with atrial fibrillation have a sixfold increased risk of stroke, the ... take warfarin for the rest of their lives. Atrial fibrillation is a common heart rhythm problem that causes the ... "We know that in those patients with atrial fibrillation that the clot that causes that stroke comes from ...

Final Patient Completes Treatment In Boehringer Ingelheim's RE-LY(R) Study, The Largest Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes Trial To Date

... non-CNS systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Dabigatran etexilate is an oral ... through the analysis of the data." Atrial fibrillation affects more than 2.2 million Americans, making ... with atrial fibrillation.(4) About Atrial fibrillation ...

Kidney Disease Increases the Risk of Stroke in Patients With the Most Common Type of Heart Arrhythmia, According to Kaiser Permanente Study

... the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart arrhythmia, ... addition to the evidence base because atrial fibrillation affects more than 2.2 million Americans, ... of the Anticoagulation and Risk Factors in Atrial fibrillation (ATRIA) study, a decade-long, multi-center study ...

Kidney disease increases the risk of stroke in patients

... the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart arrhythmia, ... addition to the evidence base because atrial fibrillation affects more than 2.2 million Americans, ... of the Anticoagulation and Risk Factors in Atrial fibrillation (ATRIA) study, a decade-long, multi-center study ...

New Drug Shows Promise Against Heartbeat Abnormality

... strokes, heart attacks in those with atrial fibrillation WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) ... drug shows both efficacy and safety." Atrial fibrillation affects one in 20 Americans by the age of 65, and ... effect in controlling the time to atrial fibrillation recurrence. It prolonged the time to recurrence ...

Gender Disparities Persist in Treatment of Stroke

... York City. "We know that women who have atrial fibrillation need to be on blood thinners. Only 64 percent of women in atrial fibrillation were on blood thinners to prevent stroke. Across ... while women were more likely to have atrial fibrillation and hypertension as contributing factors. Women ...

EUROPACE 2009

... year's event, whose two main themes are atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. EHRA is a registered ... cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. The "Beat It!" ... part of a joint initiative of the German Atrial fibrillation Network (AFNET) and EHRA. In support of the "Beat ...

Prism Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval of NEXTERONE(R) for Life-Threatening Ventricular Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia

... prophylaxis of frequently recurring ventricular fibrillation and hemodynamically unstable ventricular ... . About Ventricular fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia Ventricular fibrillation is a condition in which the heart's ...

Defect in Gene Tied to Atrial Fibrillation

... gene linked with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation has been identified by U.S. researchers. ... early and perhaps even prevent it. Atrial fibrillation is characterized by uncoordinated, chaotic and ... minute. "The common thinking is that atrial fibrillation is an electrical problem of the heart," which has ...

Research highlights new approaches to prevent blood clots

... a person's risk of clotting, including atrial fibrillation (an abnormal heart rhythm), previous heart ... Warfarin in Subjects With Non-Valvular Atrial fibrillation [Abstract #33] Jeffrey I. Weitz, MD, Henderson ... given. A total of 1,146 patients with atrial fibrillation were randomized to receive either one of four ...

Novel Anticoagulants Will Garner More Than Three-Quarters of the Atrial Fibrillation Drug Market in 2017

... garner more than three-quarters of the atrial fibrillation drug market by 2017. The new Pharmacor report entitled Atrial fibrillation finds that the most promising emerging oral ... drug class, will garner 76 percent of the atrial fibrillation market in 2017, owing to the strong potential ...

Light Drinking Poses No Heart Risk for Women

... in the study were all over 45. None had atrial fibrillation or any other heart condition at the start of the ... to 50 percent increase in the incidence of atrial fibrillation at about three drinks a day," Albert said. Still, ... artery to the brain, causing a stroke. "Atrial fibrillation is becoming more common," said Albert. "It occurs ...

Study Suggests Need for More Aggressive Outpatient Monitoring of Patients' Hearts When Cause of Stroke is Unclear

... injury is not readily evident to doctors. Atrial fibrillation (AF), or an irregular heartbeat, is believed to ... attack (TIA) of unknown cause. Atrial fibrillation was diagnosed in 23% of the study participants ... enhanced," he said. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm abnormality ...

Presentations at AHA expand on clinical utility of deCODE's DNA-based tests

... individual risk of heart attack, or atrial fibrillation and stroke, respectively, by measuring the ... study. The 4q25 variants and risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke In 2007, deCODE discovered two SNPs on chromosome 4q25 that double the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), and launched its deCODE AF test to detect ...

Osteoporosis Meds Linked to Heart Problem

... these medications may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation -- an erratic heart rhythm that can lead to blood ... the absolute risk of someone experiencing atrial fibrillation while on these medications was actually quite ... of bisphosphonates that included data on atrial fibrillation as a side effect. Miranda said the authors ...

Most Patients With Irregular Heartbeat Take Inadequate Blood Thinner Dose

... stroke by about 67 percent in people with atrial fibrillation (AF). Strokes caused by AF can be more severe ... "This is a public health priority, because atrial fibrillation is one of the most common causes of stroke," ... He said it's essential for patients with atrial fibrillation to receive warfarin to prevent a stroke. ...

Sagent Pharmaceuticals Launches Amiodarone HCl Injection, USP

... prophylaxis of frequently recurring ventricular fibrillation and hemodynamically unstable ... prophylaxis of frequently recurring ventricular fibrillation and hemodynamically unstable ... also be used to treat patients with ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia for whom oral ...

Cardiome Announces Positive Phase 2b Results For Oral Vernakalant

... (oral) was well-tolerated in the atrial fibrillation population studied. The final results ... group significantly reduced the rate of atrial fibrillation relapse as compared to placebo (two-sided log ... The median time to recurrence of atrial fibrillation was greater than 90 days for the 500mg dosing ...
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