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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...

2014-03-31 23:22:20

Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is the first hospital in Columbia, S.C., to implant the Boston Scientific S-ICD™ System, a subcutaneous implantable defibrillator for the treatment of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Columbia, SC (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is the first hospital in Columbia, S.C., to implant the Boston Scientific S-ICD™ System, a subcutaneous implantable defibrillator for the treatment of patients at risk...

2014-03-31 08:28:47

First patient enrolled in largest planned phase 3 study evaluating a novel oral anticoagulant in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients undergoing electrical cardioversion PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that it has started enrolling patients into the ENSURE-AF multinational phase 3 study, which will evaluate the efficacy and safety of its investigational oral, once-daily direct factor Xa-inhibitor...

2014-03-28 08:26:58

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iRhythm Technologies, a healthcare information services company, today announced new study findings that demonstrate the clinical utility of the ZIO Service for ruling in and ruling out cardiac arrhythmias in patients suspected of having the condition, following their discharge from the hospital emergency department (ED). The new findings appear in the March issue of the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. "Each year, millions of...

2014-03-27 16:24:36

Technomed is Devoted to Providing Direct Cardiology Expertise to Patients and General Practitioners KENT, England, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Technomed announced today that its UK based consultant cardiologist-led service will now be interpreting ECGs generated from AliveCor(R) heart monitor users in the UK and Ireland. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140327/MN92084 Arrhythmia Alliance, a UK-based heart charity, estimates in excess of two million people in...

2014-03-27 08:35:15

Includes Late Breaking Clinical Trial Assessing Use of the Boston Scientific CRT-D Therapyin Patients with Mild Heart Failure NATICK, Mass., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 63(rd) Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), March 29 - 31 in Washington, D.C., Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) will reinforce its commitment to research and development of innovative technologies to address global challenges in treating cardiovascular disease. According to...

2014-03-27 08:34:40

2014 ACC Meeting to Provide Opportunities to Learn about the AliveCor Heart Monitor SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (Booth #3543) -- AliveCor, Inc. announced today its attendance at the American College of Cardiology's 63(rd) Annual Scientific Session and Expo taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from March 29-31. There will be many opportunities to learn more about the AliveCor Heart Monitor at the conference, including:...

Battery-Sized, Wireless Pacemaker Was Safe And Effective In Early Testing
2014-03-25 09:39:38

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report A new small, wireless self-contained pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use in patients, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Although traditional pacemakers pose minimal risk, patients are still vulnerable to some short- or long-term complications, said Vivek Y. Reddy, M.D., lead author of the study and director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York...


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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