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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...

2014-05-19 08:28:50

SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AliveCor, Inc. announced today that studies presented at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society's 35th Annual Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, May 7-10, 2014 expand the growing body of clinical information evaluating the use of the AliveCor® Heart Monitor. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140516/88601 Clinical and Technical Study Summary:Three abstracts on the use of the AliveCor Heart Monitor were presented during the...

2014-05-16 12:27:07

TIANJIN, China, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital (hereinafter referred to as "TEDA") successfully performed the cryoballoon ablation surgery of atrial fibrillation (AF) on two AF patients. It is reported that extremely few hospitals in China can make such operation and it is also the first time in Tianjin. The 61-year-old Granny Zhang, a paroxysmal AF patient who lives in the Tanggu district of Tianjin, has received the surgery....

2014-05-12 23:00:11

Humility of Mary Health Partners is among the first healthcare providers in the country to implant the world’s first commercially available subcutaneous implantable defibrillator. Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Humility of Mary Health Partners is among the first healthcare providers in the country to implant a revolutionary new cardiac defibrillator under the skin of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. The new device, called an S-ICD, was developed by Cameron...

2014-05-12 16:29:43

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a healthcare information services company, today announced that data from four studies presented recently at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society's 35(th) Annual Scientific Sessions, support the use of the company's ZIO Service to identify atrial fibrillation (AF) and other cardiac arrhythmias. AF is the most common type of arrhythmia, affecting nearly 2.7 million people in the United States. Data show that AF...


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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