Cardio Round-Up: Older AFib Patients with Comorbidities at Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases; and More

Intradialytic Hypotension Across Crit-Line Profiles

In hospitalized patients with heart failure, achieving estimated dry weight (EDW) without causing intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is challenging. One goal of dialysis treatment is to increase ultrafiltration (UF) without causing IDH.

Older AFib Patients with Diabetes and Osteoarthritis at Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases

A new study shows that among older adults with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), those with diabetes mellitus (DM) and osteoarthritis (OA) incur a higher risk of heart failure (HF) and other cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The findings were published in BMC Public Health.

Cardiac Monitor Implant Detects AFib in More Stroke Patients

Among patients with ischemic stroke attributed to large- or small-vessel disease, an insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) more frequently detects atrial fibrillation (AFib) over 12 months than usual care with external cardiac monitoring, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Stroke Features Characterized for SARS-CoV-2-Infected Patients

Rates of severe stroke and stroke in younger patients are higher for stroke patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection compared with the general population, according to a study published in issue of Stroke.