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2011-10-13 10:04:00

Despite significant improvements in stroke prevention over the past decade, and a fall in incidence and deaths, UK doctors are still undertreating one of the major risk factors - atrial fibrillation - reveals research published in BMJ Open. Atrial fibrillation, or AF for short, describes abnormal heart rhythms. Its treatment has been prioritized in the NHS in a bid to cut preventable deaths and disability from stroke. The researchers base their findings on an analysis of stroke data...

2011-06-29 06:02:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 29, 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 was featured in a live case and scientific abstract presented at the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) EUROPACE 2011 congress on June 28 in Madrid, Spain. The case, "Atrial fibrillation ablation using laser balloon technology," demonstrated successful isolation of...

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...

2011-04-28 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...


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  • A spider.
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