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2014-09-30 08:33:37

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130430/LA01948LOGO Acutus Medical, Inc. (ACM), a medical device company developing a minimally invasive real-time 3D Cardiac Chamber Imaging and Dipole Density Mapping system to identify the sources that cause and / or sustain complex cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, announced it has completed an additional $26.2M financing to continue developing its imaging/mapping system as well as...

2014-09-30 08:33:16

DALLAS, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, and as the most prominent atrial fibrillation patient organization, StopAfib.org has added some prestigious healthcare professionals to its Global Medical Advisory Board. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140929/149190 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140929/149191 Atrial fibrillation, also known as afib, is the most common irregular heartbeat and can lead to dementia,...

2014-09-29 08:31:40

Additional New Features Help Patients and Physicians Monitor and Manage Heart Health SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AliveCor, Inc. announced today the launch of the latest version of the AliveECG app, which provides patients with free real-time atrial fibrillation (AF) detection in ECG recordings using its new FDA-cleared algorithm. The new app helps patients and physicians manage existing conditions with intelligent, personalized and easy-to-use new features. Tracking...

2014-09-24 16:25:59

GENEVA, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AF is the most common type of heart arrhythmia in the world, responsible for 15 - 20 per cent of strokes which affect the brain The World Heart Federation (WHF) is delighted to announce a charitable donation from the pharmaceutical companies Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer. The donation will support a program aimed at engaging patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and their carers, along with...

2014-09-24 12:29:28

BASINGSTOKE, England, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RDT is pleased to announce that, following CE and other market approvals, it has received 510k clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration for the addition to the Tempus Pro medical monitor of: 12 Lead ECG recording interpretation, real-time arrhythmia detection, ST and QT monitoring and alarming (unique to a fully-featured pre-hospital transport monitor) an additional two channels of invasive blood pressure (four...

2014-09-22 08:28:27

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Stroke Association and iRhythm Technologies are observing National Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month with insights from a new survey evaluating public awareness of Afib. Approximately 2.7 million Americans are living with diagnosed Afib, and another 850,000 are estimated to have Afib and remain undiagnosed. Afib is an irregular heartbeat which may cause blood to collect in the heart and form a clot. These clots can travel to...

2014-09-22 08:28:25

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In observation of National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, a survey sponsored by iRhythm Technologies reveals that nearly half of Americans lack awareness about the primary symptoms of this common yet potentially deadly heart rhythm disturbance. Additionally, the survey of 1,013 American adults found that fewer than 20 percent of respondents could correctly identify medical conditions such as sleep apnea and diabetes as risk factors...

2014-09-19 23:01:32

Defendant Xarelto manufacturers want several lawsuits dismissed from Pennsylvania state court, arguing that there is no connection with the state. Rockville Centre, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 According to a report from HarrisMartin dated September 17, the manufacturers of the embattled blood-thinner Xarelto, named as defendants in several lawsuits filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, have moved the court to dismiss those suits because the alleged circumstances of the...

2014-09-09 08:32:09

First FDA-Cleared Mobile ECG Device to be offered in India - Provides Physicians an Instant Screening Tool for Arrhythmias, Major Step in Cardiac Care HYDERABAD, India and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Hospitals and AliveCor, Inc. announced today the launch of an exclusive collaboration agreement. Apollo Hospitals and AliveCor are joining forces to tackle the growing problem of heart arrhythmias, by providing an innovative mobile device to improve access to...

2014-09-04 23:01:58

The results of a recently-concluded study purport to show that Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is as safe as warfarin for patients atrial fibrillation patients awaiting elective cardioversion, even though four persons included in the study died. Rockville Centre, NY (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 According to an article published on September 2 at medpagetoday.com, atrial fibrillation patients awaiting elective cardioversion who had their oral anticoagulant switched from warfarin to Xarelto “were...


Latest cardiac dysrhythmia Reference Libraries

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

Precordial Thump
2012-12-31 12:53:08

The precordial thump is an application of mechanical energy through a calculated strike to the torso when in a specific fatal heart rhythm. This procedure is used in very specific circumstances by highly trained health professionals with ACLS certifications. The Procedure While in the presence of a patient that is suffering a potentially fatal heart rhythm, a medical provider can strike a calculated point on the sternum to disrupt that rhythm. The energy transferred by the provider is...

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