Arrhythmia/EP Resource Center Journal Articles

 
 
  • Risk Factors for CVD Among Thyroid Cancer Survivors Which factors may play a prognostic role in the risk for cardiovascular disease among survivors of thyroid cancer?
  • Fosaprepitant and Aprepitant for CINV in Children Aprepitant and fosaprepitant have been approved for use in pediatric patients for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
  • AF Ablation Long-term Outcomes: Light at Tunnel's End? A new study with long-term follow-up after AF ablation shows encouraging success rates and improved quality of life, but many questions remain concerning important clinical outcomes.
  • Dexmedetomidine or Fentanyl With Bupivacaine in Leg Surgery This study evaluated the efficacy of three spinal anesthesia methods: bupivacaine alone or with dexmedetomidine or fentanyl in lower limb orthopedic surgeries. Is one superior?
  • Have We Reached the Point of Primary Prevention for AF? Should we offer primary prevention therapy for patients at risk of atrial fibrillation, even before the arrhythmia has occurred? What are the risks, and which patients would benefit?
  • Drug-Induced Thyroid Storm in Hashimoto's Disease Were the immune checkpoint inhibitors used to treat his melanoma responsible for development of thyroid storm in this patient with concurrent Hashimoto's disease and diabetes?
  • DEX and Dose Requirement in Spinal Anesthesia for C-Section Can intrathecal dexmedetomidine potentiate hyperbaric bupivacaine in spinal anesthesia for patients undergoing caesarean, without additional side effects?
  • Heart Failure Guidelines: Introduction to the New Agents Review updated guidelines for the management of heart failure that have been revised to include the two novel pharmacologic agents sacubitril/valsartan and ivabradine.
  • Sepsis Associated With Bacterial Contamination of Platelets Two separate clusters of platelet transfusion-associated fatal bacterial sepsis highlight that even when following procedure, the risk for transfusion-related infection and fatality persists.
  • Reversal of Apixaban Before Emergency Surgery Might activated prothrombin complex concentrate be effective in reversing the anticoagulation effects of factor Xa inhibitors prior to emergency surgery?
  • Importance of Evaluating Cardiac Arrest Survivors This commentary underscores the importance of a comprehensive systematic evaluation for survivors of unexplained cardiac arrest, highlighting gaps in current guidelines.
  • Do Men and Women Benefit Equally From a Preventive ICD? Is there a relationship between sex and outcome with ICD implantation for the purpose of primary prevention?
  • Mapping Repetitive Activation in Atrial Fibrillation A new study adds to our understanding of AF from a mechanistic standpoint, but questions remain as to whether the repeating pattern identified is an active driver of AF or simply passive repetition.
  • Current Anesthesia Trends for Electrophysiology Procedures Anesthesiologists are becoming more involved in caring for patients undergoing electrophysiology procedures. How has practice and perceptions changed regarding anesthesia coverage in EP?
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Under Spinal Anesthesia While rare, sudden cardiac arrest following spinal anesthesia can happen even in young, healthy patients. Review the risk factors and management strategies in this case report.
  • Potassium: An Ion With Dangerous Airs and Graces A new study demonstrates that both hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia are associated with increased risk of mortality, underscoring the narrow range of a healthy serum potassium concentration.
  • In Memoriam: ARTHUR J. MOSS MD This tribute to the legacy of Dr. Arthur J. Moss, MD, highlights his pioneering work on sudden cardiac death and long-QT syndrome.
  • Epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation What do we currently know about AF epidemiology--and where are there still knowledge gaps? This brief article summarizes recent advances and future challenges in our understanding of AF.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and AF Risk After Cardiac Surgery Are cardiac surgical patients who are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea at increased risk for postoperative atrial fibrillation?
  • ADT and Prolongation of QTc Interval in Prostate Cancer Could changes in QTc duration during androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer help explain the increased risk for cardiovascular events in these patients?