1186-021 / 21 – REGULAR COFFEE INTAKE IS ASSOCIATED WITH IMPROVED MORTALITY IN PREVALENT CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Historically physicians recommend avoiding coffee in patients with arrhythmia and cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, data is lacking on safety of coffee in those with prevalent arrhythmia/CVD. We sought to investigate the associations between coffee and mortality/arrhythmia outcomes in prevalent conditionsMethods:ย The UK Biobank consists of 502543 people followed over > 10years. Self-reported coffee intake was divided …

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1056-05 – EFFECTS OF HABITUAL COFFEE CONSUMPTION ON INCIDENT CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, ARRHYTHMIA, AND MORTALITY: FINDINGS FROM UK BIOBANK

Background: Meta analyses report beneficial effects of coffee intake on incident cardiovascular outcomes, however earlier studies are limited by smaller sample sizes. The aim was to evaluate associations between coffee intake and incident arrhythmia, CVD, and mortality, utilising the UK BiobankMethods: The UK Biobank is a large prospective cohort with outcomes measured >10 years. Coffee …

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Alcohol consumption and risk of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death: An observational study of 408,712 individuals

Although previous studies have demonstrated a U-shaped relationship between alcohol and sudden cardiac death (SCD), there is a paucity of evidence on the role of alcohol specifically on incident ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to characterize associations of total and beverage-specific alcohol consumption with incident VA and SCD using data from …

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Cardiac #radiotherapy induces electrical conduction reprogramming in the absence of transmural fibrosis

Cardiac radiotherapy (RT) may be effective in treating heart failure (HF) patients with refractory ventricular tachycardia (VT). The previously proposed mechanism of radiation-induced fibrosis does not explain the rapidity and magnitude with which VT reduction occurs clinically. Here, we demonstrate in hearts from RT patients that radiation does not achieve transmural fibrosis within the timeframe …

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Nocturnal #Arrhythmias and Heartโ€Rate Swings in Patients With Obstructive Sleep #Apnea Syndrome Treated With Beta Blockers

The higher cardiovascular variability and the increased prevalence of arrhythmias in patients with obstructive sleep apneas may contribute to their higher rate of fatal events during sleep. In this regard, the use of beta blockers (BB) is debated because they may induce bradyarrhythmias and alter the pattern of heart rate changes induced by apneas. Thus, …

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