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2011-06-28 21:14:10

Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are performing a new procedure to treat atrial fibrillation, a common irregular heartbeat. Available at only a handful of U.S. medical centers, this "hybrid" procedure combines minimally invasive surgical techniques with the latest advances in catheter ablation, a technique that applies scars to the heart's inner surface to block signals causing the heart to misfire. The two-pronged approach gives doctors access to both the...

2011-06-22 06:02:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight(TM) Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announced today that its technology will be the subject of several scientific sessions at the upcoming European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) EUROPACE 2011 congress, June 26-29 in Madrid, Spain. HeartLight EAS is a unique catheter ablation technology that incorporates an endoscope and illumination to provide...

2011-06-01 11:06:00

ST. LOUIS, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Missouri Baptist Medical Center today opened a new Arrhythmia Center, within its regionally acclaimed Heart Center, to meet the needs of an increasing population of patients suffering from abnormal heart rhythms. An arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat that can affect both the young and elderly, and may lead to stroke, heart failure, and sudden cardiac arrest. Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is the most common arrhythmia and affects over 2.2 million...

2011-05-11 13:45:13

The electrophysiology team at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) used cryoablation (ablation using cold) to treat a patient suffering from atrial fibrillation, the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia, and one associated with significant morbidity. The procedure was performed by Dr. Peter Guerra, Chief of Electrophysiology, and Dr. Marc Dubuc, cardiologist and specialist in electrophysiology. This was a first in Canada following the approval of the Arctic Front device by Health Canada. A...

2011-05-09 06:30:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System for the transcatheter treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF), announced its technology enables a Pulmonary Vein (PV) acute isolation rate of nearly 99%, with approximately 86% of PVs remaining persistently isolated after three months. Additional research also suggests that 65% of patients achieve durable freedom from AF after a single procedure. New clinical results...

2011-05-04 05:30:00

ST. LOUIS, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stereotaxis' (Nasdaq: STXS) continued leadership in the remote treatment of a broad spectrum of complex arrhythmias will again be prominently detailed in the scientific program of the 32nd Annual Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, California. Ten podium presentations and ten posters will feature clinical data and discussions of the value of magnetic navigation in the treatment of a variety of abnormal heart rhythms. Stereotaxis will...

2011-04-28 05:00:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the Endoscopic Ablation System for the transcatheter treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF), convened international leaders in electrophysiology to discuss the advantages of direct optical visualization to guide catheter ablation for the treatment of paroxysmal AF. The event followed the first day of the German Society for Cardiology Annual Meeting in Mannheim, Germany. The symposium, "Does Optical...

2011-04-28 00:37:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhythmia Medical Inc., announced today that key results from its ongoing pre-clinical and clinical studies will be presented at the 2011 Annual Scientific Session of the Heart Rhythm Society in San Francisco, CA. The results will highlight the performance of Rhythmia Medical's mapping system, a technological breakthrough that can significantly improve cardiac ablation procedures by generating high resolution electroanatomical maps faster,...

2011-03-04 11:12:00

ROYAL OAK, Mich., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at Beaumont Hospital, Troy have performed Michigan's first minimally invasive robotic procedure to correct atrial fibrillation, a prevalent and growing heart rhythm disorder. The new robotic maze procedure is an alternative to open-heart surgery. It's performed through tiny, keyhole incisions with fewer complications and a shorter hospital stay. Phillip Robinson, M.D., cardiovascular surgeon, Brian Williamson, M.D. and Ilana...

2011-03-01 07:59:00

CLEVELAND, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Simbionix USA Corporation, the world's leading provider of medical education and simulation technology, is happy to announce the release of their new Transseptal Puncture Module for the ANGIO Mentor simulator. Due to the growing interest in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), the transseptal puncture has become a required routine skill for the modern cardiac electrophysiologist. The Transseptal Puncture permits a direct route to the...


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