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Perioperative AF: Not as Innocuous as It Seems
Lone atrial fibrillation describes isolated episodes of AF that have been previously considered benign. A revised picture is emerging, according to a new study.
Beware Use of Foxglove in New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation
A very large observational study heightens concern around use of digoxin in the treatment of newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation, despite guideline recommendations.
Exercise Lowers Risk of AF in Older, Obese Women
A new study identifies obesity and inactivity as independent risk factors for atrial fibrillation in postmenopausal women. Exercise attenuated the risk in the study cohort.
Small Dark Spot on Forehead
A new dark spot on the forehead; overprescribing of benzodiazepines; alcohol and atrial fibrillation . . . can you answer the quiz questions on these topics?
Biomarkers May Enhance Risk Stratification in AF, Studies Show
High-sensitivity troponin T and N-terminal-pro-BNP were shown in 2 important studies to help predict risk of stroke and embolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Screening for AF: Patient Detection of Radial Arterial Pulse
In a proof-of-principle study, German researchers evaluated an affordable, accessible, and cost-effective way to help diagnose atrial fibrillation after ischemic stroke, with promising results.
Do Brown Plaques Point to a Diabetic Disorder?
Put yourself to the test: This week’s quiz questions you about skin disease, diabetes, sarcoidosis, atrial flutter, and pain medications.
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