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2010-01-26 15:48:08

Use of catheter ablation, in which radiofrequency energy is emitted from a catheter to eliminate the source of an irregular heartbeat, resulted in significantly better outcomes in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (intermittent cardiac rhythm disturbance) who had not responded previously to antiarrhythmic drug therapy, according to a study in the January 27 issue of JAMA. Atrial fibrillation (AF) represents an important public health problem, with patients having an increased...

2009-11-17 12:57:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. European Market for Cardiac Rhythm Management, Electrophysiology, and Ablation Devices 2009 (15 Countries) http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164177/European-Market-for-Cardiac-Rhythm-Management-Electrophysiology-and-Ablation-Devices-2009-(15-Countries).html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire In 2008, the market for cardiac rhythm...

2009-09-08 14:00:00

Only Hospital in Northern and Central California to Reach 1,000 A-Fib Ablations REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sequoia Hospital announced that the Cardiac Arrhythmia Program has completed 1,000 atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) ablation procedures, making it the highest total volume A-Fib ablation institution currently performing ablations in Northern and Central California. Numerous medical journals and world-wide ablation center surveys have documented that this type...

2009-06-08 07:30:00

Clinical Specialists Provide Feedback on Current and Future Trends MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Frost & Sullivan end-user survey shows increased awareness and utilization of new tools and approaches to treating atrial fibrillation (Afib). Of the various forms of cardiac arrhythmia, AFib is the one of the most prevalent and hardest to treat. Two and a half million people in the U.S. have AFib, and about one million are symptomatic and do not respond well to...

2009-05-15 10:56:40

 A new innovative approach to treating atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) is showing improved results over the common drug treatment.Over 2 million Americans suffer from A-fib, a disorder which in which the heart beats irregularly due to quivering in the upper chambers of the heart. Clots form when not all of the blood is able to be pumped out, which may also lead to strokes and heart failure.While drugs may be able to slow the heart rate or assist in maintaining the rhythm, in the study of 167...

2009-05-11 14:07:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center has treated more than 2,300 patients with heart rhythm disorders since it launched on May 1, 2008 -- about a fourth of them from outside Central Texas. "In just one year, the physician team at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center, coupled with our unmatched level of technology, has drawn thousands of patients for the advanced treatment of heart...

2009-03-25 11:18:12

Latest generation of electrophysiology equipment used this week for the first time in North America Patients with heart rhythm disorders can look forward to better and faster diagnosis and treatment thanks to the latest generation of electrophysiology equipment used this week for the first time in North America at the Peter Munk Cardiac Center. "This state-of-the-art equipment allows us to better visualize electrical activity in the heart and localize the source of rhythm disturbance," says...

2009-03-04 10:28:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 4, 2009, Austin physicians Rodney P. Horton, electrophysiologist, and Andrew Hume, cardiac surgeon, were the second team in the nation to perform a convergent procedure for atrial fibrillation (A Fib). Horton and Hume were part of an international team that traveled to Krakow, Poland, in January of 2009 to explore new ways to treat A Fib. During the trip, the entire team performed the first such procedure in the world, bringing...

2008-10-08 00:00:36

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- eCardio Diagnostics, LLC announced the launch of the eVolution(SM), a single-component cardiac monitoring system that provides instant and accurate patient information through automated data transmissions. "The eVolution(SM) is the next leap forward in extended daily monitoring," noted Robert Jordan, Executive Vice President for eCardio. "The simple configuration offers patients a more convenient remote monitoring option while continuing to...

2008-10-07 15:00:41

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center has been selected as one of only a few sites in the nation to participate in an FDA-approved clinical trial for a new device to treat persistent atrial fibrillation. TCAI, an international treatment, training and research center specializing in heart rhythm disorders, is a partnership between St. David's Medical Center and Texas Cardiovascular Consultants. "This is just another...


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