Posts by dr-hitesh-patel

Restoring the Rhythm . . . Atrial fibrillation under the scope

The global burden of atrial fibrillation remains unknown, but in New Zealand it is estimated that AF affects a minimum of five percent of the population. Atrial fibrillation is touted as the most common cardiac arrhythmia and complications can be severe – increased risk of stroke, heart failure, myocardial infarction and dementia. Management of atrial ...

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Heart Failure Therapies in Focus . . . Cardiac Resynchronisation

Worldwide cardiologists and doctors alike are vested in therapies to combat heart failure and explore measures to improve the quality of life for patients – new implanted device based therapies are under active investigations- including devices that can modulate cardiac contractility, and multiple other modes to alter vagal tone. In an ever-evolving landscape of treatment ...

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Heart Failure Complexities . . . A ‘black box’ of treatment measures

Around the globe, in developed countries, 1-2% of the adult population have heart failure, rising to over ten percent in those aged over 70 years. Heart failure occurs not just with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction, but also with preserved ejection fraction.– with figures steadily climbing year-on-year. However, despite the prevalence of modern-day interventions – ...

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Author: Dr Hitesh PatelPosted: February 13, 2018Tags: , , , Category: Uncategorized

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