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2014-05-12 11:38:13

Intermountain Medical Center Study included 2,600 AFib patients A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City has found that atrial fibrillation patients who are on blood thinning medications are at higher risk of developing dementia if their doses are not in the optimal recommended range. The study of more than 2,600 AFib patients found they are significantly more likely to develop dementia when using medicines to prevent blood...

2014-05-10 16:21:21

New studies shed light on important heart health topics including gender and insurance disparities, screenings for young athletes and weight-loss surgery outcomes SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 35th Annual Scientific Sessions, new research was unveiled that will advance the electrophysiology (EP) field and ultimately improve overall patient care. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please...

2014-05-09 13:57:05

McMaster University Potentially serious complications in patients could be avoided New research from McMaster University suggests that a commonly performed test during certain types of heart surgery is not helpful and possibly harmful. The testing procedure, known as defibrillator testing (DT), is commonly used on people who require implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) to prevent sudden cardiac death. It involves putting the patient into cardiac arrest to determine if the...

2014-05-08 23:08:30

This is an important step forward in better assessing the cardiac safety of new drug compounds Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 ChanTest announces a new “Heart-in-a-Dish” in vitro cardiac safety assessment tool to support this critical component of the drug development process for biopharmaceutical companies. ChanTest has developed this breakthrough in safety assessment by taking advantage of the pairing of two recent technologies – stem cell-derived human cardiomyocytes, and...

2014-05-07 23:15:03

Passages Malibu CEO issues statement on newly published research. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 On April 8th, The British Medical Journal published the results of a study that revealed a previously undocumented connection to individuals taking prescription-strength pain medication and the development of an irregular heartbeat. The study noted that those particularly at risk were middle-aged and older. NSAID use (short for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), was monitored in over...

2014-05-07 12:30:21

Record number of abstracts being presented reflects the expansion of a dynamic medical field and reinforces the Society's commitment to providing the latest in science and education SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 35th Annual Scientific Sessions and this year's premier conference on cardiac arrhythmias begins at the Moscone Center. Heart Rhythm 2014 takes a profound look into the advancement of medical technology while once...

2014-05-07 08:31:41

DALLAS, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com offers "EpiCast Report: Gout - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023" and "EpiCast Report: Atrial Fibrillation - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023" market research reports in its store. In EpiCast Report: Atrial Fibrillation - Epidemiology Forecast to 2023 report, epidemiologists forecast that the diagnosed prevalent cases of AF in the 8MM will grow by 21.8% over the next decade, from 10,112,797 diagnosed prevalent...

2014-05-05 08:29:45

CLEVELAND, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CardioInsight Technologies, Inc., the leading developer of non-invasive electrocardiographic mapping technology, is excited to announce that its ECVUE(TM)* system will be featured at the Rhythm Theatre Symposium and in 17 abstract presentations at the upcoming 2014 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, California. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121101/DC03452LOGO The Rhythm Theatre Symposium highlights...

2014-05-05 08:29:07

Presentations at Stanford Biodesign New Arrhythmia Technologies Retreat and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Continue Focus on Atrial Fibrillation Ablation MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight® Endoscopic Ablation System for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), today announced that recent data will be presented at two major conferences focusing on cardiac rhythm management, the 2014 Stanford Biodesign New Arrhythmia Technologies...

2014-05-05 08:27:51

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalila Medical, a privately held medical device company focused on the development of next-generation steerable catheter technologies, today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Vado(TM) Steerable Introducer Sheath used during atrial fibrillation (AF) and other procedures requiring vascular and intracardiac access. The Vado Sheath is the first of its kind steerable...


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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