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2011-12-09 11:58:34

Electromechanical wave imaging offers a noninvasive alternative -- at the point of care -- to more invasive and costly techniques Thanks to a new study from Columbia Engineering School, doctors may now be able to diagnose in their offices non-periodic arrhythmias–noninvasively and at low cost–within a single heartbeat. Non-periodic arrhythmias include atrial and ventricular fibrillation, which are associated with severely abnormal heart rhythm that can in some cases be...

2011-10-12 10:38:24

Using a laser to remove wires connecting implanted pacemakers and defibrillators to the heart is as safe in people age 80 or older as it is in younger patients, according to research reported in Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, an American Heart Association journal. "We wanted to know if age was a risk factor in this procedure, and if octogenarians fare as well as younger patients," said Roger G. Carrillo, M.D., senior study author and chief of surgical electrophysiology at...

2011-08-31 23:36:48

Study shows simpler version of the device gives same benefit with less risk When it comes to defibrillators, simpler may be safer, even though more complex machines are used on a majority of patients. That's according to a new study from a team that included University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher Paul Varosy, MD. The group reviewed more than 100,000 records of cardiac patients. They found that there was more chance of surgical problems and death with devices that require...

2011-07-01 00:12:27

Cardiology Offices Saving More Than Just Hearts Leesburg, VA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Cardiac Medical Services, Inc. announces new strategic partnership with its affiliated company, Health Management Solutions, Inc. This unique partnership will allow CMS to offer additional value added services to cardiology practices nationwide. The suite of services will consist of group health, life and disability insurance, with comprehensive 401k, 403B, Pension, and defined benefit planning....

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...

2011-05-31 07:00:00

CLEVELAND, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CardioInsight Technologies Inc., a leading developer of non-invasive electrocardiographic mapping technology used to improve the diagnosis and treatment guidance of electrical disorders of the heart, announced the appointment of Jim Bullock to its Board of Directors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110531/DC10432LOGO) Mr. Bullock is a leader in the cardiac rhythm management field and most recently served as chief executive...

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 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,...

2011-03-23 16:18:00

BLUE ISLAND, Ill., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lee Ryan, 74, a Worth, Illinois man was among the first in Chicago to receive a MRI-compatible pacemaker. His pacemaker was implanted at MetroSouth Medical Center, a hospital known for its excellent cardiac care. Ryan, who suffers from coronary artery disease, was having bradycardia, a heart arrhythmia condition that causes a slow heart rate. His heart rate was 35 beats a minute, which compares to 60 to 100 beats per minute for a person...

2011-03-07 14:17:39

New stretchable electronics device promises to make cardiac ablation therapy simpler In an improvement over open-heart surgery, cardiologists now use catheters to eliminate damaged heart tissue in certain patients, such as those with arrhythmias. But this, too, can be a long and painful procedure as many catheters, with different functions, need to be inserted sequentially. Now an interdisciplinary team including researchers from Northwestern University has developed one catheter that can do...


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