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741. Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation

Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Percutaneous (...) radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Interventional Procedure Guidance 168. 2006 Authors' objectives This study aims to assess the current evidence on percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation. Authors' conclusions 1 Guidance 1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation appears adequate to support the use of this procedure in appropriately

2006 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

742. Ablation for atrial fibrillation: an evidence-based analysis

Ablation for atrial fibrillation: an evidence-based analysis Ablation for atrial fibrillation: an evidence-based analysis Ablation for atrial fibrillation: an evidence-based analysis Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Ablation for atrial fibrillation: an evidence-based analysis. Toronto: Medical Advisory Secretariat (MAS (...) ). Volume 6(7). 2006 Authors' objectives At the request of the Ontario Health Technology Assessment Committee, the Medical Advisory Secretariat systematically reviewed the evidence of the effectiveness, safety, and costing of ablation methods to manage atrial fibrillation (AF). The ablation methods reviewed were catheter ablation and surgical ablation. Authors' conclusions Catheter ablation appears to be an effective treatment for patients with drug-refractory AF whose treatment alternatives are limited

2006 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

743. Quality of life in patients with atrial fibrillation: a systematic review

Quality of life in patients with atrial fibrillation: a systematic review Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2006 DARE.

744. Is pulse palpation helpful in detecting atrial fibrillation: a systematic review

Is pulse palpation helpful in detecting atrial fibrillation: a systematic review Is pulse palpation helpful in detecting atrial fibrillation: a systematic review Is pulse palpation helpful in detecting atrial fibrillation: a systematic review Cooke G, Doust J, Sanders S CRD summary This well-conducted review reliably concluded that pulse palpation can be useful for ruling out atrial fibrillation. Authors' objectives To determine the accuracy of pulse palpation to detect atrial fibrillation (AF (...) , want to repeat the test periodically. Research: The authors did not state any implications for research. Bibliographic details Cooke G, Doust J, Sanders S. Is pulse palpation helpful in detecting atrial fibrillation: a systematic review. Journal of Family Practice 2006; 55(2): 130-134 PubMedID Other publications of related interest Whiting P, Rutjes AW, Reitsma JB, Bossuyt PM, Kleijnen J. The development of QUADAS: a tool for the quality assessment of studies of diagnostic accuracy included

2006 DARE.

745. The impact of suppressing the renin-angiotensin system on atrial fibrillation

The impact of suppressing the renin-angiotensin system on atrial fibrillation Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2006 DARE.

746. Cost-effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation Full Text available with Trip Pro

Cost-effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation Cost-effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation Cost-effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation Chan P S, Vijan S, Morady F, Oral H Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed (...) critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study examined the use of left atrial catheter ablation (LACA) in the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). Type of intervention Treatment. Economic study type Cost-utility analysis. Study population Three hypothetical study populations were considered in the analysis. These were 65-year-old patients at low risk of stroke, 65-year-old patients at moderate risk of stroke, and 55-year-old patients at low

2006 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

747. Clopidogrel plus aspirin was inferior to oral anticoagulation for preventing vascular events in atrial fibrillation

Clopidogrel plus aspirin was inferior to oral anticoagulation for preventing vascular events in atrial fibrillation Clopidogrel plus aspirin was inferior to oral anticoagulation for preventing vascular events in atrial fibrillation | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username (...) and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Clopidogrel plus aspirin was inferior to oral anticoagulation for preventing vascular events in atrial fibrillation Article Text Therapeutics Clopidogrel plus aspirin

2006 Evidence-Based Medicine

748. The Magic of Magnesium as an Adjunct in Atrial Fibrillation

The Magic of Magnesium as an Adjunct in Atrial Fibrillation The Magic of Magnesium as an Adjunct in Atrial Fibrillation « Sinai EM Journal Club Emergency Medicine Discussion Forum The Magic of Magnesium as an Adjunct in Atrial Fibrillation Dinali did a stellar job this month at Journal Club; not only was her talk thought-provoking and clinically relevant, but I learned more about the history of of than I would have ever thought possible. This month’s JC was primarily about Davey and Teubner’s (...) AEM paper on using Magnesium sulfate as an adjunct to “usual care” for rate control in atrial fibrillation ( ). We also touched upon some data from an all-Greek study in the Int’l Journal of Cardiology on Mg alone vs diltiazem alone in A-fib ( ). Davey and Taubner looked at 199 Australians with rapid afib in this prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. They got “standard rate-reduction agents” plus placebo, or te same agents plus 20 mEq of magnesium sulfate infused over

2006 Sinai EM Journal Club

749. Does magnesium offer any additional benefit in patients having anti-arrhythmic treatment for atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery?

Does magnesium offer any additional benefit in patients having anti-arrhythmic treatment for atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery? BestBets: Does magnesium offer any additional benefit in patients having anti-arrhythmic treatment for atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery? Does magnesium offer any additional benefit in patients having anti-arrhythmic treatment for atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery? Report By: Anish Patel, Jagan Rao - Cardiothoracic Registrars Search (...) checked by J Desmond - Cardiothoracic Registrar RCS Institution: Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Freeman Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Date Submitted: 15th April 2003 Date Completed: 29th July 2005 Last Modified: 6th May 2003 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question In [patients undergoing cardiac surgery, going into atrial fibrillation] is [the addition of magnesium] more effective than standard therapy alone in [cardioverting or controlling ventricular rate]. Clinical

2005 BestBETS

750. Atrial fibrillation had a negative impact on quality of life, and treatment with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator with atrial therapies helped patients regain a sense of normalcy Full Text available with Trip Pro

Atrial fibrillation had a negative impact on quality of life, and treatment with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator with atrial therapies helped patients regain a sense of normalcy Atrial fibrillation had a negative impact on quality of life, and treatment with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator with atrial therapies helped patients regain a sense of normalcy | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can (...) manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Atrial fibrillation

2005 Evidence-Based Nursing

751. Is Sotalol more effective than standard beta-blockers for the prophylaxis of atrial fibrillation during cardiac surgery

Is Sotalol more effective than standard beta-blockers for the prophylaxis of atrial fibrillation during cardiac surgery BestBets: Is Sotalol more effective than standard beta-blockers for the prophylaxis of atrial fibrillation during cardiac surgery Is Sotalol more effective than standard beta-blockers for the prophylaxis of atrial fibrillation during cardiac surgery Report By: Anish Patel and Joel Dunning - Cardiothoracic Registrar Search checked by Joel Dunning - Cardiothoracic Registrar RCS (...) Institution: Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Freeman Hospital. Newcastle upon Tyne Date Submitted: 4th September 2002 Date Completed: 27th May 2005 Last Modified: 27th May 2005 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question In [patients undergoing cardiac surgery] is prophylactic [Sotalol compared to conventional ß Blockers] more effective in reducing the incidence of [atrial fibrillation]. Clinical Scenario You are updating a protocol for the prophylaxis of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery

2005 BestBETS

752. Ximelagatran was non-inferior to warfarin in preventing stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation Full Text available with Trip Pro

Ximelagatran was non-inferior to warfarin in preventing stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation Ximelagatran was non-inferior to warfarin in preventing stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password (...) For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Ximelagatran was non-inferior to warfarin in preventing stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation Article Text Therapeutics Ximelagatran was non-inferior to warfarin

2005 Evidence-Based Medicine

753. Anticoagulation before cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department

Anticoagulation before cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department BestBets: Anticoagulation before cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department Anticoagulation before cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department Report By: Katherine Potier - Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine Search checked by Richard Parris - Locum Consultant Institution: Manchester Royal Infirmary Date Submitted: 17th September 2004 Date (...) Completed: 12th April 2005 Last Modified: 6th January 2005 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question In a patient with [acute atrial fibrillation undergoing cardioversion in the emergency department] does [anticoagulation immediately before cardioversion] [reduce the incidence of thrombo-embolism]? Clinical Scenario A 58 year old man presents to the emergency department with a 24 hour history of new onset AF. You decide to cardiovert him in the department (chemically or electrically) and wonder

2005 BestBETS

754. Anticoagulation post- cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department

Anticoagulation post- cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department BestBets: Anticoagulation post-cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department Anticoagulation post-cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation in the emergency department Report By: Katherine Potier - Specialist Registrar, Emergency Medicine Search checked by Richard Parris - Locum ED Consultant Institution: Emergency Department, Royal Bolton Hospital Date Submitted: 17th (...) September 2004 Date Completed: 12th April 2005 Last Modified: 6th January 2005 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question In a [patient with acute atrial fibrillation who has cardioverted to sinus rhythm] does [anticoagulation post-cardioversion] [reduce the incidence of thromboembolic complications]? Clinical Scenario A 45 year old man who presented to your emergency department with new onset AF has been successfully chemically cardioverted. You wonder whether he needs anti-coagulating on discharge

2005 BestBETS

755. Sodium channel mutations and susceptibility to heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Sodium channel mutations and susceptibility to heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a genetically heterogeneous disorder, causes heart failure and rhythm disturbances. The majority of identified DCM genes encode structural proteins of the contractile apparatus and cytoskeleton. Recently, genetic defects in calcium and potassium regulation have been discovered in patients with DCM, implicating an alternative disease mechanism. The full spectrum of genetic defects (...) echocardiography and electrocardiography and DNA sample procurement.Correlation of identified mutations with cardiac phenotype.Refined locus mapping revealed SCN5A, encoding the cardiac sodium channel, as a candidate gene. Mutation scans identified a missense mutation (D1275N) that cosegregated with an age-dependent, variably expressed phenotype of DCM, atrial fibrillation, impaired automaticity, and conduction delay. In the DCM cohort, additional missense (T220I, R814W, D1595H) and truncation (2550-2551insTG

2005 JAMA

756. Does off-pump coronary artery surgery reduce the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation?

Does off-pump coronary artery surgery reduce the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation? BestBets: Does off pump coronary artery surgery reduce the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation? Does off pump coronary artery surgery reduce the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation? Report By: Shahzad Raja, Ali Behranwala - - Search checked by Joel Dunning - RCS fellow Institution: Dept Cardiac Surgery, Alder Hey Children's Hospital Date Submitted: 24th August 2004 Date (...) Completed: 14th December 2004 Last Modified: 14th December 2004 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question In [patients undergoing coronary artery surgery] does [off pump surgery compared to on pump surgery] reduce the incidence of [postoperative atrial fibrillation]? Clinical Scenario You are about to attend a cardiothoracic conference in Leipzig and you are interested in possible intra-operative interventions that you could perform to reduce the incidence of atrial fibrillation. You have seen papers

2005 BestBETS

757. Is there a role for prophylaxis against atrial fibrillation for patients undergoing lung surgery?

Is there a role for prophylaxis against atrial fibrillation for patients undergoing lung surgery? BestBets: Is there a role for prophylaxis against atrial fibrillation for patients undergoing lung surgery? Is there a role for prophylaxis against atrial fibrillation for patients undergoing lung surgery? Report By: Vivek Shrivastava, Brian Nyawo - - Search checked by Joel Dunning, Graham Morritt - Institution: Dept Cardiothoracic Surgery, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough Date (...) Submitted: 26th August 2004 Date Completed: 14th December 2004 Last Modified: 14th December 2004 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question In [patients undergoing lung resection] is there a role for [prophylactic anti-arrhythmics] to reduce the incidence of [post-operative atrial fibrillation]? Clinical Scenario You are the thoracic registrar assessing a patient scheduled for lobectomy or possibly pneumonectomy the following day. Whilst explaining the risks of the operation you mention the risk

2005 BestBETS

758. A prediction rule identified patients with atrial fibrillation at low risk of stroke while taking aspirin Full Text available with Trip Pro

A prediction rule identified patients with atrial fibrillation at low risk of stroke while taking aspirin A prediction rule identified patients with atrial fibrillation at low risk of stroke while taking aspirin | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password (...) For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here A prediction rule identified patients with atrial fibrillation at low risk of stroke while taking aspirin Article Text Clinical prediction guide A prediction rule identified

2005 Evidence-Based Medicine

759. Cryoablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery (IPG123)

Cryoablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery (IPG123) Overview | Cryoablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery | Guidance | NICE Cryoablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery Interventional procedures guidance [IPG123] Published date: May 2005 Share Save Guidance The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland (...) and Northern Ireland on cryoablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery. Description Atrial fibrillation is the irregular and rapid beating of the upper two chambers of the heart (the atria). It may be classified as paroxysmal, persistent or permanent. Patients with atrial fibrillation may be asymptomatic or they may have symptoms including palpitations, dizziness and breathlessness. They also have an increased risk of stroke as a result of blood clots forming in the left

2005 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Interventional Procedures

760. Microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery (IPG122)

Microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery (IPG122) Overview | Microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery | Guidance | NICE Microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery Interventional procedures guidance [IPG122] Published date: May 2005 Share Save Guidance The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England (...) , Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery. Description Atrial fibrillation is the irregular and rapid beating of the upper two chambers of the heart (the atria). It may be classified as paroxysmal, persistent or permanent. Patients with atrial fibrillation may be asymptomatic or they may have symptoms including palpitations, dizziness and breathlessness. They also have an increased risk of stroke as a result of blood

2005 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Interventional Procedures