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BELIEF: LAA isolation during catheter ablation benefited patients with persistent AF

August 31, 2015

Read the Perspective from Elliott Antman, MD, FAHA

LONDON — Isolating the left atrial appendage during catheter ablation was associated with a greater rate of freedom from recurrence of atrial fibrillation in patients with longstanding persistent AF, according to results from the BELIEF study.

The BELIEF study included 173 patients with longstanding persistent AF for whom antiarrhythmic drugs did not work to ablation plus empirical electrical LAA isolation or standard ablation.

VIDEO: Insight into mechanical dyssynchrony as a marker of severe disease Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Insight into mechanical dyssynchrony as a marker of severe disease

August 30, 2015
LONDON — In this video, Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-prinicipal investigator of the ECHO-CRT study, discusses…
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Depression, BP extremes may predict CV events

August 30, 2015
LONDON — The combination of depressive symptoms and very high or low BP levels may signal increased risk for CV events among patients with existing heart disease…
VIDEO: ED protocol with high-sensitivity troponin assays helps rule out MI quickly Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: ED protocol with high-sensitivity troponin assays helps rule out MI quickly

August 30, 2015
LONDON — Joseph S. Alpert, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Medicine and…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

UNDER-ATP: Adenosine triphosphate-guided pulmonary vein isolation not effective

August 30, 2015
LONDON — In patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing catheter ablation, adenosine triphosphate-guided pulmonary vein isolation did not improve outcomes…
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The Patient With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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VIDEO: ED protocol with high-sensitivity troponin assays helps rule out MI quickly

VIDEO: ED protocol with high-sensitivity troponin assays helps rule out MI quickly

August 30, 2015
LONDON — Joseph S. Alpert, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine…
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Managing Today's EP Challenges with NOAC Use

Managing Today's EP Challenges with NOAC Use

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

This engaging activity featuring a superb faculty provides electrophysiologists and others with the best information…
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