Understanding atrial fibrillation and new therapeutic advances to improve its management
- ECG of the month. Regan, Claire; Regan, Martin // British Journal of Cardiac Nursing;Dec2013, Vol. 8 Issue 12, p570
The article describes the case of an 82-year-old patient who attended the cardiology department for an outpatient ambulatory monitor. The woman underwent electrocardiography (ECG) following her admission. She had a history of hypertension and experienced two symptomatic episodes of...
- Why is the QRS Wide? Grauer, Ken // Internal Medicine Alert;2/15/2012 Supplement, p24
The article provides an answer to a question related to the interpretation of a rhythm strip of an electrocardiogram identifying atrial fibrillation as the underlying rhythm.
- Cross-country skiing and lone atrial fibrillation. Linden, Belinda // British Journal of Cardiac Nursing;Apr2010, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p190
The article presents the findings of the study conducted by researchers from Norway on the significant development of lone atrial fibrillation to the cross country skiers based on electrocardiography.
- The Effect of Valsalva Maneuver on P Wave in 12-Lead Surface Electrocardiography in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation. Altunkeser, Bulent B.; Ozdemir, Kurtulus; Gok, Hasan; Yazici, Mehmet; Icli, Abdullah // Angiology;Jul/Aug2002, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p443
Evaluates the effect of the second phase of the Valsalva maneuver on both P wave duration and amplitude in patients with a clinical history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Patient characteristics; Results of 12-lead surface electrocardiography; Effect of the Valsalva maneuver on blood...
- ECG of the month. Regan, Claire; Regan, Martin // British Journal of Cardiac Nursing;Nov2013, Vol. 8 Issue 11, p518
The article presents the electrocardiogram (ECG) of an 80-year-old man who has complained of a 2-week history of lethargy and increasing breathlessness.
- Sotalol. // Reactions Weekly;6/16/2007, Issue 1156, p25
The article presents the case of an 86-year-old woman who developed QT interval prolongation during sotalol treatment. She was hospitalized due to falls and an electrocardiogram (ECG) revealed extreme QT interval prolongation. She was treated with digoxin and metropolol. In order to attempt...
- ECG of the month. Regan, Clare; Regan, Martin // British Journal of Cardiac Nursing;Jul2014, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p319
The article describes the case of a 48-year-old woman admitted to the critical care unit due to a cardiac arrest. After being taken to the emergency department, her pulse ranged to 51 beats per minute, her temperature was recorded at about 37.1 degrees centigrade, and her respiration rate was at...
- A combination of P wave electrocardiography and plasma brain natriuretic peptide level for predicting the progression to persistent atrial fibrillation: comparisons of sympathetic activity and left atrial size. Akutsu, Yasushi; Kaneko, Kyouichi; Kodama, Yusuke; Miyoshi, Fumito; Li, Hui-Ling; Watanabe, Norikazu; Asano, Taku; Tanno, Kaoru; Suyama, Jumpei; Namiki, Atsuo; Gokan, Takehiko; Kobayashi, Youichi // Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology;Nov2013, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p79
Purpose: Development of atrial fibrillation (AF) is complexly associated with electrical and structural remodeling and other factors every stage of AF development. We hypothesized that P wave electrocardiography with an elevated brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) level would be associated with the...
- Country cardiograms case 25: Answer. MaLellan, Keith // Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine;Spring2004, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p114
The first ECG shows a wide complex tachycardia with bizarre morphology. Even more importantly, the rhythm is irregularly irregular. Only one rhythm, independent of the shape of its QRS complexes, can be irregularly irregular-and that is atrial fibrillation. This then, is atrial fibrillation with...