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2014-02-19 13:04:18

Among patients with untreated paroxysmal (intermittent) atrial fibrillation (AF), treatment with electrical energy (radiofrequency ablation) resulted in a lower rate of abnormal atrial rhythms and episodes of AF, according to a study in the February 19 issue of JAMA. Arial fibrillation affects approximately 5 million people worldwide and is associated with an increased risk of stroke. Drug treatment is recommended by practice guidelines as a first-line therapy in patients with paroxysmal...

2014-02-05 16:27:25

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A University of Utah-led study for treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) provides strong clinical evidence for the use of 3-D MRI to individualize disease management and improve outcomes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140205/DC59634LOGO) Results of the Delayed-Enhancement MRI Determinant of Successful Radio-frequency Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation (DECAFF) study will be published...

2014-02-05 11:30:30

Scarring of tissue in the upper chamber of the heart (atrium) was associated with recurrent rhythm disorder after treatment, according to a study in the February 5 issue of JAMA. Left atrial fibrosis (formation of scar tissue in the heart) is prominent in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to background information in the article. Extensive atrial tissue fibrosis identified by delayed enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been associated with poor outcomes of AF...

2014-01-29 23:21:00

Toray Satake hot balloon ablation system uses heat to treat heart rhythm disorder. Royal Oak, Mich. (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Japan to use a new balloon ablation technology to treat atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder that affects about 3 million people in the U.S. Named after its Japanese inventor, Dr. Shutaro Satake, the treatment uses a special catheter equipped with a balloon that is inflated with liquid then heated to burn or ablate the source of atrial...

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...

2013-12-03 11:10:10

UCSF-led team identifies potential new risk factor for cardiovascular patients A commonly used heart monitor may be a simple tool for predicting the risk of atrial fibrillation, the most frequently diagnosed type of irregular heart rhythm, according to researchers at UC San Francisco. In a study to be published in the December 3, 2013 edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers discovered that patients who have more premature atrial contractions (PACs) detected by a routine...

2013-11-01 23:04:34

Transparency Market Research adds new "Atrial Fibrillation Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with request TOC; visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/atrial-fibrillation-market.html. Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Atrial Fibrillation Market (Pharmacological...


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