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2014-01-14 10:51:16

Findings shed light on the root of healthy heart function and reveal a class of drugs that can prevent erratic heartbeats tied to heart attacks, strokes and other health conditions Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers have found that six proteins – five more than previously thought – are responsible for cell-to-cell communication that regulates the heart and plays a role in limiting the size of heart attacks and strokes. The smallest of these proteins directs the largest in...

2014-01-09 08:28:09

Hospital Universitari i Politecnic La Fe in Valencia is First in Country to Use New Technology MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight® Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announces that its technology is now available in Spain for clinical use. Physicians at Hospital Universitari i Politecnic La Fe in Valencia were the first in the country to offer the innovative catheter ablation...

2014-01-08 08:29:03

LOWELL, Mass., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoBionic(TM), an emerging digital health company focused on creating superior patient monitoring solutions for chronic disease management, today announced receipt of CE Mark for the MoMe(TM) System for cardiac arrhythmia monitoring. The MoMe System is the first universal remote patient monitoring platform with seamless transition between Holter, Event, and Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) modes. The innovative platform, which leverages Cloud...

2014-01-08 08:27:38

CAMPBELL, Calif., Jan. 8, 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 CE mark approval for its Vado(TM) Steerable Introducer Sheath for vascular and intracardiac access including Atrial Fibrillation (AF) procedures. "During an ablation procedure, it is extremely important to have precise control over placement of the ablation catheter," says...

2014-01-06 23:01:16

Doctor Kenneth Yamamura and Doctor Asad Sawar performed the procedure on two patients, successfully implanting the Boston Scientific S-ICD System, a new solution for at risk heart patients. (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Florida Hospital Tampa is first in Tampa Bay to offer the revolutionary new implantable defibrillator from Boston Scientific, called the S-ICD System for patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) through its renowned Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute. Sudden cardiac...

Zio Patch Beats Holter For Extended Tracking Of Heart Rhythm
2014-01-03 06:47:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A small adhesive wireless patch worn on the chest for up to two weeks is better at detecting abnormal and potentially dangerous heart rhythms than the Holter monitor, the gold standard of care for decades, the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) reported Thursday in the American Journal of Medicine. The researchers said the ZIO Service – which includes the FDA-approved ZIO Patch, data analysis and a diagnostic report...

2014-01-02 23:03:40

Scripps study suggests a shift in decades-old practice for detecting irregular heart beats. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 Research by the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has found that a small adhesive wireless device worn on the chest for up to two weeks does a better job detecting abnormal and potentially dangerous heart rhythms than the Holter monitor, which is typically used for 24 hours and has been the standard of care for more than 50 years. The findings,...

2014-01-02 08:23:10

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iRhythm Technologies, a healthcare information services company, today announced that a prospective study by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has found that use of the company's ZIO Service significantly increased detection of cardiac arrhythmias, compared to use of the traditional Holter monitor. The findings, published and made publicly accessible online in the January issue of the American Journal of Medicine, underscore the...

2013-12-23 08:26:14

DUBLIN, December 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jnp98l/atrial) have announced the addition of the "Global Atrial Fibrillation Market Report 2013 - 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jnp98l/atrial ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Atrial fibrillation is a type of cardiac arrhythmia identified by an abnormal cardiac rhythm caused by a...

2013-12-19 12:26:59

Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer's Eliquis Is Forecast To Be The Sales-Leading Anticoagulant, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the atrial fibrillation drug market will experience continued growth through the rest of the decade, increasing from $3.4 billion in 2012 to $8.6 billion in 2020 in the...


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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