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2014-04-09 10:49:01

Underlying factors behind this association warrant further attention, say authors Current and recent use of painkillers/anti-inflammatories may be linked to a heightened risk of an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) among older adults, finds a large population study published in the online journal BMJ Open. Atrial fibrillation has itself been linked to stroke, heart failure, and reduced life expectancy, while previously published research has linked the use of non-steroidal...

2014-02-13 08:30:36

NASDAQ: CRME TSX: COM VANCOUVER, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME) (TSX: COM) today announced that a poster titled "Medical conversion with Vernakalant on postoperative cardio-surgical patients" by Thöne, M. et al., from the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf located in Düsseldorf, Germany, was presented at the 43(rd) Annual Meeting of the Germany Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery...

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...

2013-12-23 08:26:14

DUBLIN, December 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jnp98l/atrial) have announced the addition of the "Global Atrial Fibrillation Market Report 2013 - 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jnp98l/atrial ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Atrial fibrillation is a type of cardiac arrhythmia identified by an abnormal cardiac rhythm caused by a...

2013-12-18 13:43:15

Atrial fibrillation, long considered the most common condition leading to an irregular heartbeat, is a growing and serious global health problem, according to the first study ever to estimate the condition's worldwide prevalence, death rates and societal costs. The World Health Organization data analysis, led by Sumeet Chugh, MD, associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, shows that 33.5 million people worldwide – or .5% of the world's population – have the condition....

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...

2013-11-21 08:27:13

NASDAQ: CRME TSX: COM VANCOUVER, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME / TSX: COM) today announced that a publication titled, Pharmacological Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation with Vernakalant: Evidence in Support of the ESC Guidelines, was published in Europace, the official Journal of the European Heart Rhythm Association, and was made available in the advanced online article access section. The authors conclude that BRINAVESS is an efficacious...

2013-11-19 12:09:02

Abstract 19107 (Room D170) U.S. hospitalizations and costs of care for atrial fibrillation nearly doubled from 1998 to 2010, according to research presented. at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Over 4.6 million hospitalizations occurred nationwide for atrial fibrillation during the decade, said researchers who found the progressive percentage increase reached 46 percent. Researchers projected a similar trend in hospitalizations and costs over the next...

2013-11-18 20:43:21

Hany S. Abed, B.Pharm., M.B.B.S., of the University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia and colleagues evaluated the effect of a structured weight reduction program on atrial fibrillation symptoms. "Atrial fibrillation has been described as the epidemic of the new millennium, with a projection that by 2050 there will be 12 million to 15 million affected individuals in the United States. In the United States, the direct economic cost of atrial fibrillation is...

2013-11-18 08:29:00

ChanRx Presents Study Results at 2013 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions DALLAS, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ChanRx, a pharmaceutical company developing medicines for cardiovascular diseases, today announced positive safety and statistically significant efficacy data from a Phase IIb study of vanoxerine (GBR-12909), a drug in development for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The data were presented yesterday at the American Heart Association 2013 Scientific...