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2014-06-05 12:31:28

Complication Rates of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation was presented at QCOR 2014 Scientific Sessions BOWIE, Md., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced cloud-based analytics and data-driven solutions to the healthcare industry, announced today the presentation of results from the study "Thirty-day Incidence of Cardiac Tamponade and Mortality Following Catheter or Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation" at the Council on Quality of...

2014-06-05 10:45:37

BMJ-British Medical Journal But picture less clear for impact on heart attack and stroke risk, large study finds But its impact on directly boosting the risk of heart attacks and stroke is rather less clear, the research indicates. The evidence suggests that high levels of certain air pollutants are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, but exactly how this association works has not been clarified. The research team therefore set out to explore the short term...

2014-06-04 14:57:49

The JAMA Network Journals In a study that included nearly 65,000 older patients hospitalized with pneumonia, treatment that included azithromycin compared with other antibiotics was associated with a significantly lower risk of death and a slightly increased risk of heart attack, according to a study in the June 4 issue of JAMA. Pneumonia and influenza together are the eighth leading cause of death and the leading causes of infectious death in the United States. Although clinical...

2014-06-02 23:09:34

Transparency Market Research published the new report "Atrial Fibrillation Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/atrial-fibrillation-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Atrial fibrillation is a type of cardiac arrhythmia distinguished by an abnormal cardiac rhythm caused by a disturbance in heart’s electrical system. Atrial...

2014-05-30 23:00:30

Allegheny General Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, is the first hospital in western Pennsylvania to implant a miniature cardiac monitor that is significantly smaller than similar devices and uses GPS technology to help physicians collect data through continuous, wireless monitoring of patients with cardiac arrhythmias. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital(AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, is the first hospital in western Pennsylvania to...

2014-05-29 13:53:42

Johns Hopkins Medicine Understanding of mechanism could lead to new drug treatment A genetic variant linked to sudden cardiac death leads to protein overproduction in heart cells, Johns Hopkins scientists report. Unlike many known disease-linked variants, this one lies not in a gene but in so-called noncoding DNA, a growing focus of disease research. The discovery, reported in the June 5 issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics, also adds to scientific understanding of the...

2014-05-22 08:30:06

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a healthcare information services company, today announced that it closed a $17 million Series E financing led by Novo A/S, a global life science investment firm. Norwest Venture Partners, which led the company's Series D financing, also participated in the oversubscribed round. iRhythm's ZIO Service has been used with almost 250,000 patients at over 800 institutions nationwide, and is covered by leading public...

2014-05-21 12:26:28

Branded Products That Improve Hospital-Based Outcomes Have Advantages in Securing Preferred Drug Status in ACOs, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that managed care organizations and cardiologists alike believe accountable care organizations (ACOs) will reduce costs and improve outcomes for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and atrial fibrillation (AF). A survey of 100 non-interventional cardiologists...

2014-05-20 10:13:27

American Heart Association Hospitalizations and costs for treating irregular heartbeats are escalating — increasing the burden on the U.S. healthcare system, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications. Researchers, analyzing data from almost 4 million hospitalizations for atrial fibrillation in 2001-10, found: In-hospital deaths...

2014-05-19 12:44:08

European Society of Cardiology Women have the greatest increases in heart attacks and atrial fibrillation Hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases increased during the Greek financial crisis, according to two studies from Athens. The research was presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May in Athens, Greece. The Congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. Dr Alexios Samentzas said: "Greece...


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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