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Living Near Major Roads May Increase Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death In Women

Provided by the American Heart Association Living close to a major road may increase women’s risk of dying from sudden cardiac death, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. “It’s important for...

Latest cardiac dysrhythmia Stories

2014-10-21 08:34:31

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AliveCor, Inc. announced today that the company has been named one of the Fierce 15 most promising privately held medical device and diagnostic companies in the world. Editors select winners based on their top management teams, notable financial backing, promising technologies and market opportunities. The Fierce 15 celebrates the spirit of being fierce, championing innovation and creativity even in the face of intense competition. AliveCor...

2014-10-16 12:30:23

DENVER, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rose Medical Center is now performing a groundbreaking procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) that may reduce their risk for stroke when they cannot take blood thinners due to special circumstances. The LARIAT((TM)) procedure utilizes the LARIAT((TM)) Suture Delivery Device and non-invasive techniques to access the heart and close off a region of the heart known to cause blood clots that can lead to stroke as a consequence of...

2014-10-14 23:09:53

Unrecognized atrial fibrillation may be to blame for up to 40% of unexplained strokes. Monitoring stroke survivors for irregular heartbeat beyond the standard 24-hour period after could prevent some repeat strokes. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 The rapid, irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation is a key cause of stroke. New research suggests that it's to blame for more strokes than doctors realized, and that simply measuring the pulse could help detect unrecognized...

2014-10-09 12:29:18

First patients treated with Vision-MR((TM))Ablation Catheters MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imricor Medical Systems, Inc. announced the first three cardiac ablation procedures were completed in the first clinical study that is evaluating the feasibility of their MR-enabled(TM) products to treat atrial flutter. Professor Reza Razavi, Head of the Division of Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering, King's College London, is the principal investigator for the study and...

2014-10-08 20:22:07

Comprehensive Clinical Data from Randomized Trials Reviewed MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After reviewing updated data and analysis for the Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) WATCHMAN(TM) Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee voted in favor of the Device. By a vote of 6 to 5 (with 1 abstention) the Panel concluded that the benefits of...

2014-10-08 16:27:33

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center Identify Adverse Effects of Disruption of Pcp4 Gene NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have identified in mouse models a protein known as Pcp4 as a regulator of the heart's rhythm. Additionally, when the Pcp4 gene is disrupted, it can cause ventricular arrhythmias. Results from this animal study were released online Oct. 8 in the peer-reviewed publication, The Journal of...

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...


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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