Arrhythmias & EP
USPSTF drops ECG for low-risk patients; to save myocardium, remove CRP; e-cigarette flavorings may set stage for atherosclerosis; and more.
Evidence is insufficient to assess risks vs. benefits of screening ECG for asymptomatic adults.
Transcatheter aortic valves delivered better hemodynamic valve performance and less structural valve deterioration than surgical valves over 6...
A substernal lead and a novel way to sync ventricular pacing with atrial function are two promising ways to obviate transvenous leads.
Systematic PET imaging of patients with new-onset, frequent PVCs without apparent underlying cause suggests that myocarditis is often involved.
Three-year follow-up of a pilot study with 60 randomized patients showed one botulinum toxin cardiac treatment linked with a drop in post-CABG AF...
When HFrEF patients also have atrial fibrillation, restoring sinus rhythm seems especially beneficial; ablation may be the way to do it.
Post hoc analysis of heart failure patients in CASTLE-AF trial suggests that residual AF burden is better than AF recurrence at predicting bad...
From the Journals
Depressive symptoms associated with lower heart rate variability at follow-up appeared to be linked to antidepressant use.