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2012-03-07 10:50:00

A software monitoring program that tracks implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) function could detect problems with the devices earlier than current monitoring processes, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. ICDs monitor heart rhythms and deliver electric shocks to restore normal rhythm when life-threatening, irregular heartbeats occur. But the surgically implanted devices can malfunction, particularly...

2011-08-31 23:31:06

Study shows noninvasive, fast way to map heart's electrical activity in one heartbeat Just one second, one heartbeat. That's what is needed for a new, noninvasive functional imaging technology to record data for locating the source in the heart of a dangerous cardiac arrhythmia called ventricular tachycardia (VT). VT is an abnormal, fast beating of the heart, which, if ignored, can lead to ventricular fibrillation, which causes some 400,000 cases of sudden death yearly in the United...

2011-05-04 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At Heart Rhythm 2011, the Heart Rhythm Society's 32nd annual scientific sessions, May 4-7 in San Francisco, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) have teamed up to showcase current solutions and future developments that shape the diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of heart rhythm disorders. Heart rhythm disorders are caused by disturbed electrical signals that regulate the heart and can lead to...

2011-03-29 13:00:10

Guidelines result of collaboration between Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Heart Rhythm Society The Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Heart Rhythm Society have produced the first-ever comprehensive guidelines on the use of genetic testing in the clinical management of inherited heart rhythm disorders, released in the March/April issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (http://www.onlinecjc.ca/) published by Elsevier. The guidelines, entitled "Recommendations for...

2010-06-07 04:49:00

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England, June 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - On World Heart Rhythm Week, Arrhythmia Alliance Launches 'Know Your Pulse' Campaign to Raise Awareness of the Importance of Pulse Checking to Keep Cardiac Conditions Under Control Arrhythmia Alliance, the Heart Rhythm Charity, announced today the results of a survey conducted in Europe that showed a large number of respondents ignore basic measures to check for potential cardiac arrhythmias, or heart rhythm disorders....

2009-06-21 12:29:13

The latest statistics regarding the use of pacemakers and implantable cardiac devices in Europe was presented on Sunday 21 June, at EUROPACE 2009, the meeting of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA)1 which takes place in Berlin, Germany from 21 to 24 June. These facts and figures, including the current status of healthcare systems across the continent, were included in the EHRA White Book2. "This document is intended to be the starting point in a move towards a homogeneous way of...

2008-09-12 12:00:35

Lebanon Cardiology Associates, PC, has been providing care for patients in Lebanon County since 1988. Offering our patients innovative and state of the art treatment including cardiac imaging, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, peripheral vascular disease, and heart failure. LCA now offers advanced cardiac heart rhythm evaluation, intracardiac arrhythmia ablation (including atrial fibrillation) and implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators. The Invasive Electrophysiology...

2008-01-17 12:00:54

CLEVELAND, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruce D. Lindsay, M.D., currently Professor of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed Director of Electrophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. "We are pleased to have such an established leader in the field of electrophysiology join our team and continue to develop this talented department of physicians who have deep skills in treating delicate and complex...


Latest Heart Rhythm Reference Libraries

Heart (journal)
2012-05-14 11:42:00

Heart is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1939 as the British Heart Journal and published biweekly by the BMJ Group. It went online with HighWire Press in 1999. This is the official journal of the British Cardiac Society. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Adam D. Timmis. The journal covers all areas of cardiovascular medicine and surgery. Topics covered include coronary disease, electrophysiology, valve disease, imaging techniques, congenital heart disease, heart...

Cardiology, Journal
2012-04-25 14:04:58

Cardiology is a medical journal established in 1937 (originally under the name Cardiologia) by Bruno Kisch and Wilhelm Loffler. Its name was changed to Cardiology in 1971. It is published by Karger. The editor-in-chief is J.S. Borer. This journal is subtitled 'International Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Surgery, Pathology and Pharmacology.' In 2005 it incorporated the medical journal Heart Drug. Topics covered by the journal are published first reports on original clinical,...

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