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Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation: The Benefits of Early Detection

A recent study in China has found that screening for atrial fibrillation before the onset of symptoms and the use of anticoagulants could help to prevent the occurrence of strokes and even death. The study aimed to investigate if increasing the frequency of electrocardiography (ECG) readings would improve the discovery of atrial fibrillation and revealed…

Complete or Culprit Lesion

I have a personal interest in this important trial as I was the Chief Investigator for this study in East Kent at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford in my role as lead for cardiovascular research in East Kent. Complete Revascularization with Multivessel PCI for Myocardial Infarction October 10, 2019; N Engl J Med 2019;…

Gout medication improves heart attack outcomes

A new New England Journal of Medicine publication suggests that an old gout medication may significantly help patients after an acute heart attack. I found this study particularly interesting . It provides valuable information for patients. The medication appears to improve outcomes after having had a heart attack. It is a simple and safe drug…