Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Population screening for atrial fibrillation with a smartphone

10' education - Aug. 26, 2018 - Munich, Germany - Prof. dr. Pieter Vandervoort - Genk, Belgium

Atrial fibrillation & HFpEF: Novel device and therapeutic approaches

10' education - May 27, 2018 - ESC Heart Failure 2018, Vienna - Dipak Kotecha - Birmingham, UK - Online CME

Considerations on antithrombotic treatment of VTE and AF patients

10' education - Mar. 8, 2018 - Prof. Menno Huisman and dr. Alexander Cohen

Neurotoxin injection did not prevent the common complication of AF after cardiac surgery

3' education - Nov. 15, 2017 - AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA, USA - Nathan Waldron, MD - Durham, NC, USA.

Initiating digoxin in AF patients associated with early hazard of sudden death

3' education - Mar. 19, 2017 - ACC 2017, Washington, DC, USA - Dr. Renato Lopes

Tailoring oral anticoagulation in elderly patients with AF

3' education - Nov. 12, 2016 - New Orleans, LA, USA - Christopher B. Granger, MD (Durham, NC, USA)

Outstanding questions and ongoing studies on the use of NOACs

3' education - Oct. 7, 2016 - Berg en Dal, The Netherlands - Prof. Chris Granger, MD (Durham, NC, USA)

Oral anticoagulation in daily clinical practice in varous patient populations

10' education - Oct. 6, 2016 - The Netherlands - Prof. Chris Granger, MD (Durham, NC, USA) and Marc Brouwer, MD (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Inadequate anticoagulant treatment for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

3' education - Apr. 1, 2016 - VBWG Meeting at ACC 2016, Chicago, IL, USA - Christian T. Ruff, MD - Boston, MA, USA
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Where are we with HF patients with AF?

3' education - Oct. 31, 2015 - HF Summit, Barcelona, Spain - Dr. Dipak Kotecha
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Translating new clinical trial data of DOACs for stroke prevention into clinical practice

3' education - Mar. 30, 2014 - VBWG at ACC - Michael Ezekowitz MD, PhD

Atrial fibrillation associated with worse long-term CV outcomes in HFmRF and HFpEF

Literature - Oct. 30, 2018 - Zafrir B et al. - Eur Heart J 2018

In patients with heart failure, compared with sinus rhythm, atrial fibrillation was associated with worse long-term cardiovascular outcomes in HFmrEF and HFpEF, but not in chronic or acute HFrEF.

Population screening for atrial fibrillation with a smartphone

CSI Munich

10' education - Aug. 26, 2018 - Munich, Germany - Prof. dr. Pieter Vandervoort - Genk, Belgium
Prof. dr. Pieter Vandervoort, Jean-Paul Vendeville and Gijs Berkelmans discuss how digital health can help us screening for atrial fibrillation in general population by using a smartphone.

ESC 2018 Prof. dr. Pieter Vandervoort, Jean-Paul Vendeville and Gijs Berkelmans discuss how digital health can help us screening for atrial fibrillation in general population by using a smartphone.

NOAC during AF ablation associated with reduced risk of adverse outcomes

Literature - Sep. 17, 2018 - Kirchhof P et al. - Eur Heart J 2018

Continuous direct factor Xa inhibitor therapy with apixaban was a safe and effective anticoagulation alternative in patients at risk of stroke undergoing atrial fibrillation catheter ablation.

Overall burden of AF associated with higher risk of thromboembolism and ischemic stroke

Literature - July 26, 2018 - Go AS, et al. - JAMA Cardiol. 2018
Longer total time spent in AF was associated with a higher risk of thromboembolism and ischemic stroke in adults with paroxysmal AF, who were not on anticoagulation, independent of known stroke risk factors.

Longer total time spent in AF was associated with a higher risk of thromboembolism and ischemic stroke in adults with paroxysmal AF, who were not on anticoagulation, independent of known stroke risk factors.

Atrial fibrillation & HFpEF: Novel device and therapeutic approaches

10' education - May 27, 2018 - ESC Heart Failure 2018, Vienna - Dipak Kotecha - Birmingham, UK - Online CME
Dr. Kotecha explains how the pathophysiologies of HFpEF and atrial fibrillation are interconnected, and what this means for management of patients with both conditions.

Dr. Kotecha explains how the pathophysiologies of HFpEF and atrial fibrillation are interconnected, and what this means for management of patients with both conditions.

Nut consumption inversely associated with risk on AF and HF

Literature - July 10, 2018 - Larsson SC, et al. - Heart 2018
A prospective study showed an inversed association between nut consumption and incidence of atrial fibrillation and heart failure in the Swedish population.

A prospective study showed an inversed association between nut consumption and incidence of atrial fibrillation and heart failure in the Swedish population.

GRAND DEBATE | Is catheter ablation superior to drugs in the treatment of patients with AF and HF?

ESC Heart Failure 2018, Vienna
ESC Heart Failure 2018, Vienna

ESC HF 2018 The second part of the Grand Debate on Drugs or interventions focused on the value of catheter ablation in comparison to drug for treatment of patients with both AF and HF.

Cannabis use associated with lower AF risk in heart failure

Literature - May 8, 2018 - Adegbala O, et al. - Am J Cardiol 2018

In a retrospective analysis of a healthcare cost and utilization database, cannabis use was associated with a lower AF risk in hospitalized heart failure patients.

Considerations on antithrombotic treatment of VTE and AF patients

10' education - Mar. 8, 2018 - Prof. Menno Huisman and dr. Alexander Cohen
This conversation covers differences in efficacy and safety outcomes of treatment with DOACs or VKA, and how to decide what to give to whom and for how long, in light of the risk of antithrombotic and bleeding complications.

This conversation covers differences in efficacy and safety outcomes of treatment with DOACs or VKA, and how to decide what to give to whom and for how long, in light of the risk of antithrombotic and bleeding complications.

Continuous DOAC is safe and effective in patients with AF undergoing ablation

Literature - Apr. 16, 2018 - Kirchhof P, et al. - Eur Heart J 2018

In the AXAFA-AFNET 5 trial, continuous apixaban therapy was non-inferior to continuous VKA treatment in terms of stroke, bleedings, cognitive function and MRI-detected acute brain lesions.

Persons with atrial fibrillation at increased risk of dementia

Literature - Mar. 29, 2018 - Chen LY et al. - J Am Heart Assoc. 2018

Incident atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with both greater cognitive decline and increased risk of dementia compared with individuals without AF, independent of clinical ischemic stroke.

Consensus Statement of International Heart Rhythm Societies on how to limit cognitive decline in AF

News - Mar. 27, 2018

Four Heart Rhythm Societies have composed a consensus statement on how to prevent, assess and treat cognitive decline in atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias.