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Atrial fibrillation - European and Swiss perspectives

Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia in the general population and its prevalence is increasing as the population becomes older. It is related to an increase in the incidence of stroke, but also to an overall increased morbidity and mortality.

Katheterablation von Vorhofflimmern

Die Katheterablation ist ein wichtiger Pfeiler im Management von Patienten mit VHF. Zahlreiche prospektive, randomisierte Studien zeigen, dass für den Erhalt des Sinusrhythmus und für die Lebensqualität der Patienten mit VHF die Katheterablation der antiarrhythmische medikamentöse Therapie überlegen ist.

Influence of diabetes mellitus on development of heart failure following anterior myocardial infarction

The co-existence of diabetes enhances the risk for developing heart failure after myocardial infarction even in patients with mild left ventricular dysfunction or preserved ejection fraction. This risk is independent of infarct size, ejection fraction, or subsequent ventricular remodeling.

Inappropriate ICD discharge induced by electrical belt stimulation for muscle-building

We describe the case of a 57–years-old man who had received 2 years ago a biventricular ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) for malignant ventricular arrythmia and cardiac arrest in the setting of ischemic heart disease.

ARVD with recurrent ventricular tachycardia episodes

An 80-year-old female Caucasian patient presented at the emergency room (ER) with dizziness and presyncope.

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