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2014-04-21 08:25:45

Presentations to Review Findings from Leading Cardiologists MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight® Endoscopic Ablation System for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), today announced that leading cardiologists across Germany will gather to discuss clinical experiences with the HeartLight System and its role in the treatment of advanced AF on April 23, as part of the program for the 80(th) Annual Meeting of the German...

2014-04-18 16:22:54

- Led by New Enterprise Associates and Experienced Medical Device Industry Veterans, Financing Will Support Development of Next Generation TempaSure(TM) Radiometric Temperature-Sensing Radio-Frequency Ablation Catheter Capable of Accurate, Real-Time Volumetric Temperature Measurement During Irrigated Ablation MENLO PARK, Calif., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, Inc. ("ACT"), a medical device company that is developing a novel, temperature-sensing,...

2014-04-17 23:07:19

ChanTest, in collaboration with Dr. Philip Sager, are seeking multi-stakeholder input to move towards using non-clinical in vitro human models to assess a drug’s cardiac safety Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 ChanTest, the world’s most trusted ion channel expert, announces a complementary webinar entitled “Making Sense of the CiPA Initiative: a Paradigm Shift in Cardiac Safety”. The webinar will be moderated by Cambridge Healthtech Associates™ (CHA) and is scheduled to take...

2014-04-15 16:28:34

NATICK, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received FDA approval for its latest generation of defibrillators and heart failure devices designed to advance patient care. The newly approved devices include the DYNAGEN(TM) MINI and INOGEN(TM) MINI ICDs, as well as the DYNAGEN(TM) X4 and INOGEN(TM) X4 CRT-Ds. The X4 line of quadripolar CRT-Ds offers 70 percent more pacing options to address high capture thresholds and phrenic nerve...

2014-04-10 23:22:55

Novel Approach May Help to Prevent False Positive Cardiac Safety Findings in New Drug Development Philadelphia (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced it has entered into an agreement with GE Healthcare that enables ERT to introduce the QT Guard Plus Analysis System to the clinical trial industry as part of its centralized cardiac safety solutions. The QT Guard Plus Analysis...

2014-04-09 10:49:01

Underlying factors behind this association warrant further attention, say authors Current and recent use of painkillers/anti-inflammatories may be linked to a heightened risk of an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) among older adults, finds a large population study published in the online journal BMJ Open. Atrial fibrillation has itself been linked to stroke, heart failure, and reduced life expectancy, while previously published research has linked the use of non-steroidal...

2014-04-07 16:24:06

Protecting players, coaches and parents from sudden cardiac arrest top priority ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's almost two years to the day when soccer fans across the world watched in horror as star midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during a tournament match. He was revived with an automated external defibrillator (AED) but his story illustrates how SCA, which accounts for 360,000 deaths annually in the United States, can...

2014-04-03 12:25:56

Pilot trial shows blood test much more effective than current risk stratifications A researcher at the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals has found that a simple blood test can predict a person's risk for sudden cardiac death, enabling physicians to more quickly and accurately assess a patient's need for an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). That paper by Samuel C. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D, chief of cardiology at the CVI, is published online in...

2014-04-02 08:33:54

Study Identifies People with Unknown Atrial Fibrillation at High Risk of Stroke SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AliveCor, Inc. announced today the online publication of study results of the SEARCH-AF study. The SEARCH-AF study conducted in Australia screened 1,000 customers over 65 years old for an abnormal heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation (AF), in 10 community pharmacies in suburban Sydney, Australia. The AliveCor® Heart Monitor was used to capture 30-60 second ECG...

2014-04-02 08:32:43

MUNICH, Germany, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For European Media Only, Not for UK Media Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disorder[1] resulting in a five-fold increased risk of stroke compared with the general population[2] Daiichi Sankyo today announced its commitment to extend the PREvention oF thromboembolic events - European Registry in Atrial Fibrillation (PREFER in AF). The extension of the registry will include a specific...


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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