atrial fibrillation

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Noun1.atrial fibrillation - fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heartatrial fibrillation - fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart
arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
fibrillation - muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination
fibrillazione atriale
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The objective of the aMAZE Trial is to demonstrate that the LARIAT device for LAA closure, plus a PVI ablation, will lead to a reduced incidence of recurrent Afib compared to PVI alone, with a high safety profile.
For more information on AFib or the clinic, call (847) 618-2440.
The ECG and AFib notifications functions will work the same way as they do on the Apple Watch 4.
These findings, from prespecified secondary analyses, contrasted with the study's overall result, which showed no benefit in the primary endpoint analysis in the total study population of 2,204 patients with AFib (JAMA.
Among the 778 AFib patients enrolled in CABANA with any form of heart failure (35% of the total study enrollment), the incidence of the study's primary endpoint--the combined rate of death, disabling stroke, serious bleeding, or cardiac arrest during a median follow-up of slightly more than 4 years--was 36% lower among the catheter-ablated heart failure patients than in the heart failure patients assigned to medical treatment, according to an intention-to-treat analysis, which was a statistically significant difference.
Subgroup analyses also revealed "no statistically significant heterogeneity" in risk of AFib or MACE by age, sex, or presence of diabetes, Moa P.
The ECG app and irregular rhythm notification feature can alert users to signs of AFib.
It tells me the different results I might get, such as a normal heartbeat (known as sinus rhythm), AFib, and low or high heart rate.
The researchers looked at electrocardiograms and hospital discharge codes to determine the incidence of AFib and assessed dementia by using an algorithm that was based on guidance from the National Institute on Aging-Alzheimer's Association work groups and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition.
AFib is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to the formation of blood clots resulting in stroke, heart failure and other potentially devastating complications.
The study aims to analyze the impact of Apple Watch on the early detection and diagnosis of AFib, and the potential to improve outcomes, including the prevention of stroke.
The irregular rhythm notification feature on Apple Watch can now occasionally check heart rhythms in the background and send a notification if an irregular heart rhythm that appears to be atrial fibrillation (AFib) is identified.