The effects of intraoperative cryoprecipitate transfusion on acute renal failure following orthotropic liver transplantation.
Liu Shuang,Wang Xiaoliang,Lu Yuanshan,Li Tao,Gong Zijun,Sheng Tao,Hu Bin,Peng Zhihai,Sun Xing
PURPOSE:The definition of risk factors associated with acute renal failure (ARF) following orthotropic liver transplantation (OLT) is still controversial. Cryoprecipitate, which can supply fibrinogen and other coagulation factors, is widely used in OLT. However, the effects of intraoperative cryoprecipitate transfusion on ARF following OLT remain unclear. METHODS:In a series of 389 adult patients who received grafts from deceased donors and underwent their first OLT, the clinical correlation between intraoperative cryoprecipitate transfusion and ARF following OLT was retrospectively studied after adjusting for potential confounders. The distribution of ARF and the causes of death within the first year after OLT were also compared separately in patients with and without cryoprecipitate transfusion. RESULTS:The incidence of ARF in patients with cryoprecipitate transfusion was significantly higher than in patients without cryoprecipitate transfusion (15.9 vs. 7.8 %, p = 0.012). A nonlinear relationship between intraoperative cryoprecipitate transfusion and ARF following OLT was observed. The risk of ARF increased with the cryoprecipitate transfusion level up to the turning point (16 U) (adjusted OR 1.1, 95 % CI 1.1-1.2; p < 0.001). When the cryoprecipitate level exceeded 16 U, the level of cryoprecipitate transfusion was not associated with the risk of ARF (OR 0.95, 95 % CI 0.85-1.1; p = 0.319). Deaths within the first year after the operation occurred more frequently in cases with cryoprecipitate transfusion (22.9 vs. 14.2 %, p = 0.029). CONCLUSIONS:These findings suggested that intraoperative cryoprecipitate transfusion is associated with ARF following OLT. Cryoprecipitate transfusion during OLT should be performed carefully until more convincing evidence has been found.
Fluoroquinolone use and risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection: nationwide cohort study.
Pasternak Björn,Inghammar Malin,Svanström Henrik
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
OBJECTIVE:To investigate whether oral fluoroquinolone use is associated with an increased risk of aortic aneurysm or dissection. DESIGN:Nationwide historical cohort study using linked register data on patient characteristics, filled prescriptions, and cases of aortic aneurysm or dissection. SETTING:Sweden, July 2006 to December 2013. PARTICIPANTS:360 088 treatment episodes of fluoroquinolone use (78%ciprofloxacin) and propensity score matched comparator episodes of amoxicillin use (n=360 088). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:Cox regression was used to estimate hazard ratios for a first diagnosis of aortic aneurysm or dissection, defined as admission to hospital or emergency department for, or death due to, aortic aneurysm or dissection, within 60 days from start of treatment. RESULTS:Within the 60 day risk period, the rate of aortic aneurysm or dissection was 1.2 cases per 1000 person years among fluoroquinolone users and 0.7 cases per 1000 person years among amoxicillin users. Fluoroquinolone use was associated with an increased risk of aortic aneurysm or dissection (hazard ratio 1.66 (95% confidence interval 1.12 to 2.46)), with an estimated absolute difference of 82 (95% confidence interval 15 to 181) cases of aortic aneurysm or dissection by 60 days per 1 million treatment episodes. In a secondary analysis, the hazard ratio for the association with fluoroquinolone use was 1.90 (1.22 to 2.96) for aortic aneurysm and 0.93 (0.38 to 2.29) for aortic dissection. CONCLUSIONS:In a propensity score matched cohort, fluoroquinolone use was associated with an increased risk of aortic aneurysm or dissection. This association appeared to be largely driven by aortic aneurysm.
Comparison of different devices to measure the intraocular pressure in thyroid-associated orbitopathy.
Kuebler Aylin Garip,Wiecha Caroline,Reznicek Lukas,Klingenstein Annemarie,Halfter Kathrin,Priglinger Siegfried,Hintschich Christoph
Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie
PURPOSE:To evaluate the correlation of the intraocular pressure measurements (IOP) with non-contact tonometer Corvis Scheimpflug technology (Corvis ST), Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT), ocular response analyzer (ORA), and iCARE rebound tonometer in patients with thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO) and eye-healthy subjects (control group). METHODS:Twenty-nine consecutive patients with TAO (79% female) and 30 eye-healthy subjects (60% female) were included in this prospective, age- and sex-matched study. The IOP measurement with Corvis, ORA, GAT, iCARE, and central corneal thickness (CCT) with Corvis was obtained from all study participants. RESULTS:The mean age of the patients was 51 ± 10 years in patients with TAO and 56 ± 13 years in the control group. The mean IOP measurements with GAT, Corvis, ORA, and iCARE were 15.93 ± 4.42 mmHg, 18.10 ± 7.54 mmHg, 18.40 ± 7.93 mmHg, and 16.61 ± 7.96 mmHg in patients with TAO and 14.52 ± 3.02 mmHg, 14.48 ± 3.38 mmHg, 15.29 ± 4.64 mmHg, and 14.13 ± 3.85 mmHg in the control group (P = 0.157, P = 0.004, P = 0.017, and P = 0.176 respectively). The mean CCT was 547.5 ± 39.2 μm in patients with TAO and 560.8 ± 49.8 μm in the control group ( P= 0.261). CONCLUSIONS:The data collected shows an agreement between the iCARE and GAT IOP measurements in TAO patients and in eye-healthy patients. However, the mean value of IOP measurements with Corvis and ORA was significantly higher in patients with TAO in comparison with the control group (P = 0.044 and P = 0.029 respectively).
Decreased total iron binding capacity upon intensive care unit admission predicts red blood cell transfusion in critically ill patients.
Imaeda Taro,Nakada Taka-Aki,Abe Ryuzo,Oda Shigeto
INTRODUCTION:Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is associated with poor clinical outcome in critically ill patients. We investigated the predictive value of biomarkers on intensive care units (ICU) admission for RBC transfusion within 28 days. METHODS:Critically ill patients (n = 175) who admitted to our ICU with organ dysfunction and an expected stay of ≥ 48 hours, without hemorrhage, were prospectively studied (derivation cohort, n = 121; validation cohort, n = 54). Serum levels of 12 biomarkers (hemoglobin, creatinine, albumin, interleukin-6 [IL-6], erythropoietin, Fe, total iron binding capacity [TIBC], transferrin, ferritin, transferrin saturation, folate, and vitamin B12) were measured upon ICU admission, days 7, 14, 21 and 28. RESULTS:Among the 12 biomarkers measured upon ICU admission, levels of hemoglobin, albumin, IL-6, TIBC, transferrin and ferritin were statistically different between transfusion and non-transfusion group. Of 6 biomarkers, TIBC upon ICU admission had the highest area under the curve value (0.835 [95% confidence interval] = 0.765-0.906) for predicting RBC transfusion (cut-off value = 234.5 μg/dL; sensitivity = 0.906, specificity = 0.632). This result was confirmed in validation cohort, whose sensitivity and specificity were 0.888 and 0.694, respectively. Measurement of these biomarkers every seven days revealed that albumin, TIBC and transferrin were statistically different between groups throughout hospitalization until 28 days. In validation cohort, patients in the transfusion group had significantly higher serum hepcidin levels than those in the non-transfusion group (P = 0.004). In addition, joint analysis across derivation and validation cohorts revealed that the serum IL-6 levels were higher in the transfusion group (P = 0.0014). CONCLUSION:Decreased TIBC upon ICU admission has high predictive value for RBC transfusion unrelated to hemorrhage within 28 days.
Smartwatch Algorithm for Automated Detection of Atrial Fibrillation.
Bumgarner Joseph M,Lambert Cameron T,Hussein Ayman A,Cantillon Daniel J,Baranowski Bryan,Wolski Kathy,Lindsay Bruce D,Wazni Oussama M,Tarakji Khaldoun G
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
BACKGROUND:The Kardia Band (KB) is a novel technology that enables patients to record a rhythm strip using an Apple Watch (Apple, Cupertino, California). The band is paired with an app providing automated detection of atrial fibrillation (AF). OBJECTIVES:The purpose of this study was to examine whether the KB could accurately differentiate sinus rhythm (SR) from AF compared with physician-interpreted 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) and KB recordings. METHODS:Consecutive patients with AF presenting for cardioversion (CV) were enrolled. Patients underwent pre-CV ECG along with a KB recording. If CV was performed, a post-CV ECG was obtained along with a KB recording. The KB interpretations were compared to physician-reviewed ECGs. The KB recordings were reviewed by blinded electrophysiologists and compared to ECG interpretations. Sensitivity, specificity, and K coefficient were measured. RESULTS:A total of 100 patients were enrolled (age 68 ± 11 years). Eight patients did not undergo CV as they were found to be in SR. There were 169 simultaneous ECG and KB recordings. Fifty-seven were noninterpretable by the KB. Compared with ECG, the KB interpreted AF with 93% sensitivity, 84% specificity, and a K coefficient of 0.77. Physician interpretation of KB recordings demonstrated 99% sensitivity, 83% specificity, and a K coefficient of 0.83. Of the 57 noninterpretable KB recordings, interpreting electrophysiologists diagnosed AF with 100% sensitivity, 80% specificity, and a K coefficient of 0.74. Among 113 cases where KB and physician readings of the same recording were interpretable, agreement was excellent (K coefficient = 0.88). CONCLUSIONS:The KB algorithm for AF detection supported by physician review can accurately differentiate AF from SR. This technology can help screen patients prior to elective CV and avoid unnecessary procedures.
Angiopoietin-like protein 8 in early pregnancy improves the prediction of gestational diabetes.
Huang Yun,Chen Xin,Chen Xiaohong,Feng Yu,Guo Heming,Li Sicheng,Dai Ting,Jiang Rong,Zhang Xiaoyan,Fang Chen,Hu Ji
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS:Screening high-risk individuals for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in early pregnancy conventionally relies on established maternal risk factors; however, the sensitivity and specificity of these factors are not satisfactory. The present study aimed to determine whether the concentration of angiopoietin-like protein 8 (ANGPTL8), either alone or combined with other risk factors in early pregnancy, could be used to predict subsequent GDM. METHODS:From August 2015 to January 2016, 474 women receiving prenatal care at around 12-16 weeks of gestation were recruited into the study. ANGPTL8 levels were measured at the first prenatal visit. All the participants received a 75 g OGTT during weeks 24-28 of gestation. RESULTS:ANGPTL8 levels in early pregnancy were considerably higher in women who developed GDM than those who maintained normal glucose tolerance (2822 ± 938 vs 2120 ± 1118 pg/ml, respectively; p < 0.0001). Multivariable logistic regression revealed that ANGPTL8 levels were significantly associated with risk of GDM independent of conventional risk factors. In addition, women in the highest quartile of ANGPTL8 concentration had an 8.75-fold higher risk of developing GDM compared with women in the lowest quartile (OR8.75, 95%CI 2.43, 31.58). More importantly, incorporating ANGPTL8 into the conventional prediction model significantly increased the AUC for prediction of GDM (0.772vs 0.725; p = 0.019). CONCLUSIONS:Our study suggests that ANGPTL8 levels in early pregnancy are significantly and independently associated with risk of GDM at 24-28 weeks of gestation. Combining ANGPTL8 levels with conventional risk factors could thus improve the prediction of GDM.
Association between Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 and Uric Acid in Chinese Children and Adolescents with Idiopathic Short Stature: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Wang Panpan,Ji Baolan,Shao Qian,Zhang Mei,Ban Bo
BioMed research international
OBJECTIVE:The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and serum uric acid (UA) in Chinese children and adolescents with idiopathic short stature (ISS). METHODS:A cross-sectional study of 91 Chinese children and adolescents with ISS was performed. Anthropometric measurements and biochemical parameters were tested. The standard deviation score of IGF-1 (IGF-1 SDS) was calculated. RESULTS:A univariate analysis displayed a significant positive correlation between IGF-1 SDS and UA ( = 0.004). In multivariate piecewise linear regression, the levels of IGF-1 SDS increased with the elevation of UA when UA was between 168 mol/L and 301 mol/L ( 0.010, 95% CI 0.004-0.017; = 0.002). The levels of IGF-1 SDS decreased with the elevation of UA when UA was either less than 168 mol/L ( -0.055, 95% CI -0.081--0.028; < 0.001) or more than 301 mol/L ( -0.005, 95% CI -0.013-0.002; = 0.174). CONCLUSIONS:This study demonstrated a nonlinear relationship between IGF-1 and UA levels in Chinese children and adolescents with ISS. This finding suggests that either high or low levels of UA may have an adverse effect on IGF-1, whereas appropriate UA levels have a beneficial effect.
The combined use of salivary biomarkers and clinical parameters to predict the outcome of scaling and root planing: A cohort study.
Liu Yiying,Duan Dingyu,Ma Rui,Ding Yi,Xu Yi,Zhou Xuedong,Zhao Lei,Xu Xin
Journal of clinical periodontology
AIM:To explore the application of the combined use of baseline salivary biomarkers and clinical parameters in predicting the outcome of scaling and root planing (SRP). MATERIALS AND METHODS:Forty patients with advanced periodontitis were included. Baseline saliva samples were analysed for interleukin-1β (IL-1β), matrix metalloproteinase-8 and the loads of Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Tannerella forsythia. After SRP, pocket closure and further attachment loss at 6 months post-treatment were chosen as outcome variables. Models to predict the outcomes were established by generalized estimating equations. RESULTS:The combined use of baseline clinical attachment level (CAL), site location and IL-1β (area under the curve [AUC] = 0.764) better predicted pocket closure than probing depth (AUC = 0.672), CAL (AUC = 0.679), site location (AUC = 0.654) or IL-1β (AUC = 0.579) alone. The combination of site location, tooth loss, percentage of deep pockets, detection of A. actinomycetemcomitans and T. forsythia load (AUC = 0.842) better predicted further clinical attachment loss than site location (AUC = 0.715), tooth loss (AUC = 0.530), percentage of deep pockets (AUC = 0.659) or T. forsythia load (AUC = 0.647) alone. CONCLUSION:The combination of baseline salivary biomarkers and clinical parameters better predicted SRP outcomes than each alone. The current study indicates the possible usefulness of salivary biomarkers in addition to tooth-related parameters in predicting SRP outcomes.
Development and Validation of a Clinical Risk Score to Predict the Occurrence of Critical Illness in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19.
Liang Wenhua,Liang Hengrui,Ou Limin,Chen Binfeng,Chen Ailan,Li Caichen,Li Yimin,Guan Weijie,Sang Ling,Lu Jiatao,Xu Yuanda,Chen Guoqiang,Guo Haiyan,Guo Jun,Chen Zisheng,Zhao Yi,Li Shiyue,Zhang Nuofu,Zhong Nanshan,He Jianxing,
JAMA internal medicine
Importance:Early identification of patients with novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who may develop critical illness is of great importance and may aid in delivering proper treatment and optimizing use of resources. Objective:To develop and validate a clinical score at hospital admission for predicting which patients with COVID-19 will develop critical illness based on a nationwide cohort in China. Design, Setting, and Participants:Collaborating with the National Health Commission of China, we established a retrospective cohort of patients with COVID-19 from 575 hospitals in 31 provincial administrative regions as of January 31, 2020. Epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, and imaging variables ascertained at hospital admission were screened using Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (LASSO) and logistic regression to construct a predictive risk score (COVID-GRAM). The score provides an estimate of the risk that a hospitalized patient with COVID-19 will develop critical illness. Accuracy of the score was measured by the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC). Data from 4 additional cohorts in China hospitalized with COVID-19 were used to validate the score. Data were analyzed between February 20, 2020 and March 17, 2020. Main Outcomes and Measures:Among patients with COVID-19 admitted to the hospital, critical illness was defined as the composite measure of admission to the intensive care unit, invasive ventilation, or death. Results:The development cohort included 1590 patients. the mean (SD) age of patients in the cohort was 48.9 (15.7) years; 904 (57.3%) were men. The validation cohort included 710 patients with a mean (SD) age of 48.2 (15.2) years, and 382 (53.8%) were men and 172 (24.2%). From 72 potential predictors, 10 variables were independent predictive factors and were included in the risk score: chest radiographic abnormality (OR, 3.39; 95% CI, 2.14-5.38), age (OR, 1.03; 95% CI, 1.01-1.05), hemoptysis (OR, 4.53; 95% CI, 1.36-15.15), dyspnea (OR, 1.88; 95% CI, 1.18-3.01), unconsciousness (OR, 4.71; 95% CI, 1.39-15.98), number of comorbidities (OR, 1.60; 95% CI, 1.27-2.00), cancer history (OR, 4.07; 95% CI, 1.23-13.43), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (OR, 1.06; 95% CI, 1.02-1.10), lactate dehydrogenase (OR, 1.002; 95% CI, 1.001-1.004) and direct bilirubin (OR, 1.15; 95% CI, 1.06-1.24). The mean AUC in the development cohort was 0.88 (95% CI, 0.85-0.91) and the AUC in the validation cohort was 0.88 (95% CI, 0.84-0.93). The score has been translated into an online risk calculator that is freely available to the public (http://188.8.131.52/). Conclusions and Relevance:In this study, a risk score based on characteristics of COVID-19 patients at the time of admission to the hospital was developed that may help predict a patient's risk of developing critical illness.
Acupuncture for Chronic Severe Functional Constipation: A Randomized Trial.
Liu Zhishun,Yan Shiyan,Wu Jiani,He Liyun,Li Ning,Dong Guirong,Fang Jianqiao,Fu Wenbin,Fu Lixin,Sun Jianhua,Wang Linpeng,Wang Shun,Yang Jun,Zhang Hongxing,Zhang Jianbin,Zhao Jiping,Zhou Wei,Zhou Zhongyu,Ai Yanke,Zhou Kehua,Liu Jia,Xu Huanfang,Cai Yuying,Liu Baoyan
Annals of internal medicine
BACKGROUND:Acupuncture has been used for chronic constipation, but evidence for its effectiveness remains scarce. OBJECTIVE:To determine the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) for chronic severe functional constipation (CSFC). DESIGN:Randomized, parallel, sham-controlled trial. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01726504). SETTING:15 hospitals in China. PARTICIPANTS:Patients with CSFC and no serious underlying pathologic cause for constipation. INTERVENTION:28 sessions of EA at traditional acupoints or sham EA (SA) at nonacupoints over 8 weeks. MEASUREMENTS:The primary outcome was the change from baseline in mean weekly complete spontaneous bowel movements (CSBMs) during weeks 1 to 8. Participants were followed until week 20. RESULTS:1075 patients (536 and 539 in the EA and SA groups, respectively) were enrolled. The increase from baseline in mean weekly CSBMs during weeks 1 to 8 was 1.76 (95% CI, 1.61 to 1.89) in the EA group and 0.87 (CI, 0.73 to 0.97) in the SA group (between-group difference, 0.90 [CI, 0.74 to 1.10]; P < 0.001). The change from baseline in mean weekly CSBMs during weeks 9 to 20 was 1.96 (CI, 1.78 to 2.11) in the EA group and 0.89 (CI, 0.69 to 0.95) in the SA group (between-group difference, 1.09 [CI, 0.94 to 1.31]; P < 0.001). The proportion of patients having 3 or more mean weekly CSBMs in the EA group was 31.3% and 37.7% over the treatment and follow-up periods, respectively, compared with 12.1% and 14.1% in the SA group (P < 0.001). Acupuncture-related adverse events during treatment were infrequent in both groups, and all were mild or transient. LIMITATIONS:Longer-term follow-up was not assessed. Acupuncturists could not be blinded. CONCLUSION:Eight weeks of EA increases CSBMs and is safe for the treatment of CSFC. Additional study is warranted to evaluate a longer-term treatment and follow-up. PRIMARY FUNDING SOURCE:Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China through the Twelfth Five-Year National Science and Technology Pillar Program.
Mediterranean diet intervention in overweight and obese subjects lowers plasma cholesterol and causes changes in the gut microbiome and metabolome independently of energy intake.
Meslier Victoria,Laiola Manolo,Roager Henrik Munch,De Filippis Francesca,Roume Hugo,Quinquis Benoit,Giacco Rosalba,Mennella Ilario,Ferracane Rosalia,Pons Nicolas,Pasolli Edoardo,Rivellese Angela,Dragsted Lars Ove,Vitaglione Paola,Ehrlich Stanislav Dusko,Ercolini Danilo
OBJECTIVES:This study aimed to explore the effects of an isocaloric Mediterranean diet (MD) intervention on metabolic health, gut microbiome and systemic metabolome in subjects with lifestyle risk factors for metabolic disease. DESIGN:Eighty-two healthy overweight and obese subjects with a habitually low intake of fruit and vegetables and a sedentary lifestyle participated in a parallel 8-week randomised controlled trial. Forty-three participants consumed an MD tailored to their habitual energy intakes (MedD), and 39 maintained their regular diets (ConD). Dietary adherence, metabolic parameters, gut microbiome and systemic metabolome were monitored over the study period. RESULTS:Increased MD adherence in the MedD group successfully reprogrammed subjects' intake of fibre and animal proteins. Compliance was confirmed by lowered levels of carnitine in plasma and urine. Significant reductions in plasma cholesterol (primary outcome) and faecal bile acids occurred in the MedD compared with the ConD group. Shotgun metagenomics showed gut microbiome changes that reflected individual MD adherence and increase in gene richness in participants who reduced systemic inflammation over the intervention. The MD intervention led to increased levels of the fibre-degrading and of genes for microbial carbohydrate degradation linked to butyrate metabolism. The dietary changes in the MedD group led to increased urinary urolithins, faecal bile acid degradation and insulin sensitivity that co-varied with specific microbial taxa. CONCLUSION:Switching subjects to an MD while maintaining their energy intake reduced their blood cholesterol and caused multiple changes in their microbiome and metabolome that are relevant in future strategies for the improvement of metabolic health.
Long-term night shift work is associated with the risk of atrial fibrillation and coronary heart disease.
Wang Ningjian,Sun Ying,Zhang Haojie,Wang Bin,Chen Chi,Wang Yuying,Chen Jie,Tan Xiao,Zhang Jihui,Xia Fangzhen,Qi Lu,Lu Yingli
European heart journal
AIMS:The aim of this study was to test whether current and past night shift work was associated with incident atrial fibrillation (AF) and whether this association was modified by genetic vulnerability. Its associations with coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, and heart failure (HF) were measured as a secondary aim. METHODS AND RESULTS:This cohort study included 283 657 participants in paid employment or self-employed without AF and 276 009 participants free of CHD, stroke, and HF at baseline in the UK Biobank. Current and lifetime night shift work information was obtained. Cox proportional hazard models were used. Weighted genetic risk score for AF was calculated. During a median follow-up of 10.4 years, 5777 incident AF cases were documented. From 'day workers', 'shift but never/rarely night shifts', and 'some night shifts' to 'usual/permanent night shifts', there was a significant increasing trend in the risk of incident AF (P for trend 0.013). Usual or permanent night shifts were associated with the highest risk [hazard ratio (HR) 1.16, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.02-1.32]. Considering a person's lifetime work schedule and compared with shift workers never working nights, participants with a duration over 10 years and an average 3-8 nights/month frequency of night shift work exposure possessed higher AF risk (HR 1.18, 95% CI 0.99-1.40 and HR 1.22, 95% CI 1.02-1.45, respectively). These associations between current and lifetime night shifts and AF were not modified by genetic predisposition to AF. Usual/permanent current night shifts, ≥10 years and 3-8 nights/month of lifetime night shifts were significantly associated with a higher risk of incident CHD (HR 1.22, 95% CI 1.11-1.35, HR 1.37, 95% CI 1.20-1.58 and HR 1.35, 95% CI 1.18-1.55, respectively). These associations in stroke and HF were not significant. CONCLUSION:Both current and lifetime night shift exposures were associated with increased AF risk, regardless of genetic AF risk. Night shift exposure also increased the risk of CHD but not stroke or HF. Whether decreasing night shift work frequency and duration might represent another avenue to improve heart health during working life and beyond warrants further study.