Decreased left atrial appendage emptying velocity (LAAV) is a known predictor of LAA thrombus in atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of our study was to identify which of the clinical risk factors for LAA thrombus are associated with decreased LAAV.
The study included 1476 consecutive AF patients who underwent transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) before AF direct current cardioversion...
Since arrhythmia treatment in patients with autoimmune disease (AD) is challenging, we aimed to assess the common “real‐world” practice in the electrophysiology centers.
Twenty‐four young electrophysiologists being part of European Heart Rhythm Association filled questionnaire regarding arrhythmia management in AD.
Rheumatoid arthritis was the most commonly reported...
The prevalence and predictors of left atrial appendage thrombus (LAAT) in patients with non‐valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) who have been treated with non‐vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are not well defined. We aimed to assess the occurrence and predictors of LAAT on transesophageal echocardiography (TOE) in patients with non‐valvular AF treated with NOACs for at least...
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