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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...

2014-03-21 20:21:45

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center Part of Clinical Trial to Study Device, Leading to FDA Approval in February AUSTIN, Texas, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Feb. 26, 2014, the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center became the first facility in the United States to use the ThermoCool(®) SmartTouch(®) Catheter after it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month. The procedure was performed...

2014-03-20 23:22:46

ChanTest announces the unveiling of new, ground-breaking assays in ion channel research to support more efficient and cost-effective drug discovery at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Annual Meeting starting Monday in Phoenix, Arizona. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 On Monday, March 24, ChanTest will host a session on Assays for Assessing Cardiotoxicity, Contractility, and ECG-Like Aberrations in Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes from 9:15 am – 10:15 am in Room 106C West at the...

2014-03-19 20:21:19

Small, Wireless Monitor Provides Long-Term Remote Monitoring to Help Physicians Diagnose and Monitor Irregular Heartbeats AUSTIN, Texas, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Feb. 27, 2014, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center was among the first in the United States to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System in a patient. The Reveal LINQ ICM is the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available. The...

2014-03-10 08:28:42

Flexusys Medical Device will save lives by predicting cardiac arrest among at-risk patients MARKHAM, Ontario, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ensil's team of researchers, scientists and engineers have ventured into developing a new medical device for those at risk of cardiac arrest. This device, known as Flexusys, would utilize proprietary patented technologies and algorithms developed by Ensil Canada to detect, monitor and alert the patient and emergency health care providers of an...


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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