Search for dissertations about: "cardioversion"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 swedish dissertations containing the word cardioversion.

  1. 1. The Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Clinical Decision-Making in Patients with Stroke or Atrial Fibrillation

    Author : Anders Roijer; Kardiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Kardiovaskulära systemet; Cardiovascular system; stroke; cardioversion; Transesophageal echocardiography; embolic sources; atrial fibrillation;

    Abstract : The subject of this thesis is the clinical use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in patients with stroke or atrial fibrillation. Subjects were examined with echocardiography and sonography of the carotid artery. A control group of randomly selected volunteers without cerebrovascular disease was compared to patients with ischemic stroke. READ MORE

  2. 2. Atrial fibrillation : treatment, associated conditions and quantification of symptoms

    Author : Niklas Höglund; Steen Jensen; Milos Kesek; Karl Franklin; Juhani Koistinen; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Atrial fibrillation; cardioversion; atorvastatin; high-sensitivity C-reactive protein; symptoms; sleep apnea; Cardiology; kardiologi;

    Abstract : Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent cardiac arrhythmia. There is a need for new pharmacological treatment strategies since the current antiarrhythmic drugs have a modest efficacy and may have severe side effects. Cardioversion (CV) of AF offers an opportunity to study related conditions in sinus rhythm (SR) and during AF. READ MORE

  3. 3. Atrial fibrillation : Clinical managements with special emphasis on cardioversion

    Author : Viveka Frykman; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Atrial fibrillation; antiarrhythmic treatment; anticoagulation; cardioversion; defibrillation threshold; efficacy; energy requirement; guidelines; internal defibrillation; left ventricular dysfunction; management; safety; symptoms.;

    Abstract : Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia of clinical importance. It often decreases quality of life and is related to significant morbidity, as well as decreases longevity. This thesis covers three main issues of importance in the management of patients with AF: · Knowledge of and adherence to published guidelines. READ MORE

  4. 4. Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation

    Author : Sara Själander; Peter J. Svensson; Bo Carlberg; Håkan Walfridsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Atrial fibrillation; stroke; oral anticoagulation; aspirin; haemorrhage; electrical cardioversion; pulmonary vein isolation; Cardiology; kardiologi;

    Abstract : Background: The Framingham Study from 1991 showed a clear correlation between atrial fibrillation (AF) and ischemic stroke, where patients with AF had an almost fivefold increase in risk of stroke compared with patients without AF. Since then, several trials have evaluated different antithrombotic treatments to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AF. READ MORE

  5. 5. Atrial fibrillation – on its trigger mechanisms, risks and consequences

    Author : Dritan Poci; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : acute coronary syndromes; atrial fibrillation; AV junctional ablation; CHADS2 score; electrical cardioversion; mortality; stroke; trigger mechanisms;

    Abstract : Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) frequently impairs quality of life, but in long-term it is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality. Persistent AF may cause changes in the sinus node function, and if converted to sinus rhythm (SR), there is a substantial risk of recurrence of AF. READ MORE