Posts Tagged ‘Hood’

Relationships between anticoagulation regimen, risk score and adverse outcomes in dialysis patients with atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the commonest cardiac arrhythmia including in end-stage renal failure patients, and there is increasing evidence that anticoagulation leads to more harm than benefit in these patients on dialysis. We reviewed the characteristics, management and outcomes of end-stage renal failure patients in dialysis with AF with a focus on warfarin anticoagulation and risk scores.

T. Wang, J. Sathananthan, C. Hood, G. Gamble, M. Marshall, A. Kerr
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

The prevalence of emerging genotypic risk factors in patients with long QT syndrome

International Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Conference, Brisbane 6-8 August 2014
Published in Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 2, e1-e20
Abstract & full-text available.

Risk assessment in long QT syndrome (LQTS) has relied upon phenotypic features such as QT interval length and presence of symptoms. Several new genotypic risk factors for cardiac arrest and sudden death have now been identified in LQTS cohorts. We aimed to ascertain the prevalence of these risk factors in an independent LQTS cohort.

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