Latest cardiac arrhythmia Stories

2011-10-31 19:00:00

Montgomery Heart & Wellness, a sponsor of the Third Annual Houston Town Hall Meeting, commends residents for their support and active participation in the meeting. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 Sponsored by Montgomery Heart & Wellness, Boston Scientific Corporationâs Close the Gap, Advanced Nuclear Consultants and the Johnsie and Aubary Montgomery (JAM) Institute of Medical Education and Research based out of Houston, Texas, this year's meeting focused on the...

2011-10-27 13:00:00

Professor Borggrefe from University Hospital of Mannheim presented an implantation case of Impulse Dynamic's Optimizer III CCM device, performed by Dr. Kuschyk, at VENICE ARRHYTHMIAS 2011, Venice. Venice, Italy (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 A CCM device implantation case was presented last week at the Venice Arrhythmia conference as part of a new device technologies session. The implantation was performed by Dr. Kuschyk at the University Hospital of Mannheim in Germany one year ago. The...

2011-10-26 12:53:33

New research has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition affecting a quarter of a million Canadians which is expected to strike even more in the coming years, as the Canadian population ages. AF is the most common type of heart arrhythmia and puts those affected at a three to five times greater risk for stroke. Now, there is a new drug poised to battle the condition. "The majority of patients with atrial fibrillation need an anticoagulant....

2011-10-26 05:28:55

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of heart arrhythmia that causes five times greater risk for stroke. A new drug has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of AF and battle the deadly disorder. "The majority of patients with atrial fibrillation need an anticoagulant. The current anticoagulant can be a burden for physicians and patients due to its side effects and narrow therapeutic range," Dr. Justin Ezekowitz, from the University of Alberta,...

2011-09-30 05:41:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Painful jolts are so yesterday!  Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 people have a cardiac defibrillator implanted in their chest to deliver a high-voltage shock to prevent sudden cardiac death from a life-threatening arrhythmia.  While it is a necessary and effective preventive therapy, those who have experienced a defibrillator shock say it is painful, and some studies suggest that the shock can damage heart muscle. Scientists at John Hopkins...

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