Arrhythmia/EP Resource Center Journal Articles

  • Sepsis Associated With Bacterial Contamination of Platelets Two separate clusters of platelet transfusion-associated fatal bacterial sepsis highlight that even when following procedure, the risk for transfusion-related infection and fatality persists.
  • Reversal of Apixaban Before Emergency Surgery Might activated prothrombin complex concentrate be effective in reversing the anticoagulation effects of factor Xa inhibitors prior to emergency surgery?
  • Importance of Evaluating Cardiac Arrest Survivors This commentary underscores the importance of a comprehensive systematic evaluation for survivors of unexplained cardiac arrest, highlighting gaps in current guidelines.
  • Do Men and Women Benefit Equally From a Preventive ICD? Is there a relationship between sex and outcome with ICD implantation for the purpose of primary prevention?
  • Mapping Repetitive Activation in Atrial Fibrillation A new study adds to our understanding of AF from a mechanistic standpoint, but questions remain as to whether the repeating pattern identified is an active driver of AF or simply passive repetition.
  • Current Anesthesia Trends for Electrophysiology Procedures Anesthesiologists are becoming more involved in caring for patients undergoing electrophysiology procedures. How has practice and perceptions changed regarding anesthesia coverage in EP?
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Under Spinal Anesthesia While rare, sudden cardiac arrest following spinal anesthesia can happen even in young, healthy patients. Review the risk factors and management strategies in this case report.
  • Potassium: An Ion With Dangerous Airs and Graces A new study demonstrates that both hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia are associated with increased risk of mortality, underscoring the narrow range of a healthy serum potassium concentration.
  • In Memoriam: ARTHUR J. MOSS MD This tribute to the legacy of Dr. Arthur J. Moss, MD, highlights his pioneering work on sudden cardiac death and long-QT syndrome.
  • Epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation What do we currently know about AF epidemiology--and where are there still knowledge gaps? This brief article summarizes recent advances and future challenges in our understanding of AF.
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and AF Risk After Cardiac Surgery Are cardiac surgical patients who are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea at increased risk for postoperative atrial fibrillation?
  • ADT and Prolongation of QTc Interval in Prostate Cancer Could changes in QTc duration during androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer help explain the increased risk for cardiovascular events in these patients?
  • Troponin-I Levels and Outcome in Patients With High CVD Risk Might troponin-I elevation serve as a prognostic marker for hospital mortality in critically ill patients with a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors?
  • Ten Commandments of the EHRA Guide for Use of NOACs in AF Review the 10 most important take-aways from the 2018 EHRA NOAC Practical Guide on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in patients with AF.
  • Synthetic Cannabinoid Intoxication With Toxicologic Analysis Synthetic cannabinoid intoxication is emerging as an important public health issue. What are the signs and symptoms that ED clinicians should be aware of?
  • Amiodarone-induced Reversible and Irreversible Hepatotoxicity This report highlights the importance of close monitoring of liver enzymes and evaluation of liver CT during treatment with amiodarone, which can cause serious hepatotoxicity.
  • Ethics and the Cardiac Pacemaker When should pacemakers be deactivated, and by whom? What about conflicts of interest, security, and privacy? This commentary addresses these and other ethical issues posed by the use of these devices.
  • Transformative Power of Understanding and Trust in AF Care How should you talk to your patients about AF? The author outlines the five things you should communicate to your patients -- and the five they don't want to hear.
  • Detection of Covert Awareness After Severe Brain Damage Using EEG signal variations to detect covert awareness in non-communicative patients with severe brain damage, a new study paves the way for assessing candidates for brain-computer interfaces.
  • Public Awareness of Risks From Uncontrolled Hypertension Is the general public adequately informed about the risks from uncontrolled hypertension?

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