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Idiopathic atrial fibrillation patients rapidly outgrow their low thromboembolic risk: a 10-year follow-up study

BackgroundHealthy atrial fibrillation (AF) patients will eventually outgrow their low thromboembolic risk. The purpose of this study is to compare the development of cardiovascular disease in healthy AF patients as compared to healthy sinus rhythm patients and to assess appropriate anticoagulation treatment.MethodsForty-one idiopathic paroxysmal AF patients (56 ± 10 years, 66...

Visualisation of coronary venous anatomy by computed tomography angiography prior to cardiac resynchronisation therapy implantation

BackgroundThe purpose of this study was to illustrate the additive value of computed tomography angiography (CTA) for visualisation of the coronary venous anatomy prior to cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) implantation.MethodsEighteen patients planned for CRT implantation were prospectively included. A specific CTA protocol designed for visualisation of the coronary veins...

Stroke risk in patients with device-detected atrial high-rate episodes

Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) can detect atrial arrhythmias, i. e. atrial high-rate episodes (AHRE). The thrombo-embolic risk in patients showing AHRE appears to be lower than in patients with clinical atrial fibrillation (AF) and it is unclear whether the former will benefit from oral anticoagulants. Based on currently available evidence, it seems...