Key articles in the field of cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: diagnosis and management NICE guideline
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing atrial fibrillation in adults. It includes guidance on providing the best care and treatment for people with atrial fibrillation, including assessing and managing risks of stroke and bleeding. The recommendations in this guideline represent the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available.
2020 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation developed in collaboration with the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)
Guidelines summarize and evaluate available evidence with the aim of assisting health professionals in proposing the best management strategies for an individual patient with a given condition. This publication will assist health care professionals in streamlining the care of patients with AFib in daily clinical practice. The complexity of AFib requires a multifaceted, holistic, and multidisciplinary approach to the management of AFib patients. This is a challenging but essential requirement for effective management of AFib.
Diagnostic Value of Atrial Fibrillation by Built-in Electrocardiogram Technology in a Blood Pressure Monitor
The Complete blood pressure (BP) monitor (Omron Healthcare, Kyoto, Japan) was developed as the first BP monitor with electrocardiogram (ECG) capability in a single device to simultaneously monitor ECG and BP readings. This study investigated whether the Complete can accurately differentiate sinus rhythm (SR) from AF during BP measurement. The study concluded that the Complete can indeed accurately differentiate SR from AF during BP measurement.