Common A-fib treatment may be riskier for women

While a common non-drug treatment called ablation exists for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation (a-fib), the procedure can be more problematic for women than for men.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ACC: Pericardial effusion prevalent in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Pericardial effusion is prevalent among hospitalized patients with COVID-19, but is rarely due to pericarditis, according to a study published online March 21 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, ahead of presentation ...


Low incidence of adverse events for A-fib catheter ablation

(HealthDay)—The incidence of adverse events (AEs) is low for patients undergoing catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published online Aug. 30 in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.


Stethoscope still valuable despite technological advances

(HealthDay)—Despite advances in medical technology, the stethoscope still has important diagnostic value, according to an editorial published online Jan. 15 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.


New ESC guidelines on pericardial diseases published today

New ESC Guidelines on pericardial diseases are published today. Until now there was insufficient evidence for strong recommendations in this group of conditions which can severely restrict quality of life.