IMPROVED TREATMENT OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Grant number: 1059039 | Funding period: 2014 - 2018
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance with a prevalence of approximately 1% but which increases markedly with age. It causes debilitating symptoms, heart failure, stroke and increased mortality. It is an important determinant of neuro-cognitive decline and dementia. The studies in this proposal will help define the mechanism of this rhythm disturbance and its associated symptoms. They will help design improved treatment strategies including interventional approaches.
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Relation of Alcohol Consumption to Left Ventricular Fibrosis Using Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Aleksandr Voskoboinik, Benedict T Costello, Andre La Gerche, Sandeep Prabhu, Geoff Wong, Michael D Flannery, Chrishan Nalliah, Hariharan Sugumar, Fabian Springer, Jonathan M Kalman, Andrew J Taylor, Peter M Kistler
Light-to-moderate regular alcohol consumption has been associated with reduced mortality, heart failure, and sudden death, with a ..