Well-Administered Coumadin No Worse for Mental Function Than Pradaxa, Study Finds

December 14, 2022

Pradaxa (dabigatran) and Coumadin (warfarin) came out even in this randomized study. The Brazilian researchers who conducted the study said one explanation for the result is that use of Coumadin was exceptionally well managed because the patients were enrolled a study.

Some Mental Health Conditions Add to the Atrial Fibrillation Risk from Diabetes, Study Finds

December 09, 2022

Korean study shows that depression, insomnia and anxiety add to the risk of atrial fibrillation among those with diabetes, according to a Korean study. Those mental health condition may affect the autonomic nervous system that regulates the heart. Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia did not increase the risk.

Weighing Ablation Options in Persistent, Large Atrium AF

November 14, 2022

Researchers compared radiofrequency ablation, cryoballoon ablation and the thoracoscopic maze procedure. After adjustments for age and left atrium diameter, they found no prognostic differences among the treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation.