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Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease

Obstructive sleep apnea is related to various types of cardiovascular disease. Cardiologist Dr. Michael Faulx and Dr. Reena Mehra, Director of the Sleep Disorders Center have worked together to…

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ACC 2021: A review of three trials of interest

The American College of Cardiology completed their 2021 scientific sessions, where many research teams presented trial results. Dr. Steve Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Cleveland Clinic, presents…

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Oral Anticoagulation vs. Left Atrial Appendage Closure After AF Ablation

Dr. Saliba and Dr. Wazni discuss the challenges of patients who would like to stop anticoagulation after atrial fibrillation ablation. The OPTION study is a research trial looking at the safety and…

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American Heart Association 2020 Meeting Highlights

Dr. Steve Nissen, Chief Academic Officer, Cleveland Clinic Miller Family Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute talks about three trials presented at the 2020 AHA Scientific Sessions: the STRENGTH…

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Higher Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Better Outcomes Following Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Level of baseline cardiopulmonary fitness strongly correlates with outcomes of atrial fibrillation ablation. Those that are more fit are more likely to maintain long term sinus rhythm, come off…

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Convergent Procedure for Treatment of Advanced Atrial Fibrillation

The Convergent Procedure is a combination of minimally invasive surgical treatment with catheter ablation to provide the best results for patients with persistent atrial fibrillation. The recent…

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It’s Not Just HOW You Do but WHEN You Do an Ablation

Cleveland Clinic Global EP Summit Atrial fibrillation is a progressive disease that changes over time, which requires different goals of therapy, ablation strategies, and timing of ablation for the…

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Left atrial appendage closure device implantation in patients with prior intracranial hemorrhage

Dr. Venu Menon, Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program and Section Head, Clinical Cardiology discusses with Erika Hutt, MD a first year cardiovascular fellow the use of the WATCHMAN, a…

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ACC 2019 Highlights: TAVR, Electrophysiology, Anti-thrombotic Therapies

A. Michael Lincoff, MD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research), reviews the results from clinical trials presented at the 2019 American College of…

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Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Preventing Strokes in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Oussama Wazni, MD, Section Head, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing and electrophysiologist Walid Saliba MD discuss atrial fibrillation stroke prevention, and the role of left atrial appendage…

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Catheter Ablation vs Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation CABANA – What did we learn

Oussama Wazni, MD, Section Head, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing and Bruce Lindsay MD, past Section Head and past president of Heart Rhythm Society discusses the challenges and findings from the…

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STS Update: Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Dr. Marc Gillinov, Chairman, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, discusses recent data which states that surgeons should perform the MAZE procedure (surgical ablation) if a patient presents in the…

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Atrial Fibrillation after Heart Surgery: Rate control or Rhythm Control

Dr. Marc Gillinov, heart surgeon in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery in Cleveland Clinic’s Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, discusses the results of a randomized controlled…

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Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

Heart surgeon Dr. Marc Gillinov, surgical director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation and cardiologist Dr. Walid Saliba, medical director of the Center for Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial…

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