Foregoing intracardiac electrophysiologic mapping was as good as conventional cryoablation with pulmonary vein (PV) mapping in the AVATAR-HF* study, suggesting that a simplified procedure could produce the same outcomes for lower costs.
Use of uninterrupted edoxaban during catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) shows comparable safety and efficacy as uninterrupted vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), according to the ELIMINATE-AF trial presented at EHRA 2019.
Patients on the anticoagulant drug edoxaban could safely continue their treatment while undergoing certain procedures, with a low incidence of bleeding and cardiovascular events reported in the prospective EMIT AF/VTE* study.
Remote monitoring (RM) reduced hospitalization rates in patients with heart failure (HF) and implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), according to data from the RESULT* trial presented at EHRA 2019.
Patients who have recently experienced atrial fibrillation (AF) could benefit from treatment with upfront rate-control medication rather than undergoing immediate cardioversion to restore sinus rhythm, according to The Netherlands-based RACE 7 ACWAS* trial.
A two-part tilt training programme designed to retrain the autonomic nervous system (ANS) to respond correctly to move to an upright position effectively prevented reflex syncope (RS) or fainting episodes, offering patients an improved quality of life (QoL) and ability to return to work, according to data presented at EHRA 2019.
Use of high doses of the dihydropyridine nifedipine was associated with a higher risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) than nonuse of dihydropyridines, according to data from two large registries under the ESCAPE-NET* presented at EHRA Congress 2019.
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Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) appear to confer more clinical benefits to elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) than vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants (VKAs), suggests a study, adding that this is primarily driven by the lower rates of major bleeding.
Multiple intralesional injections with purified protein derivative (PPD) leads to faster clearance of common warts compared with a single injection, although the latter is better tolerated, as shown in the results of an open‐label, superiority trial.
Use of direct acting antivirals (DAAs) to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is feasible during pregnancy, as these drugs are highly effective and treatment duration is relatively short, according to a study. In addition, DAA treatment helps improve maternal health and prevent vertical transmission.