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2010-10-25 13:01:44

Levels of anxiety sensitivity may be important in choosing medical treatment for patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AF), Montreal Heart Institute researchers today told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher and lead author Nancy Frasure-Smith, PhD explained that anxiety sensitivity is the degree to which a person is frightened by bodily sensations...

2010-06-23 07:16:00

BANGALORE, India, June 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- John L Parker, a 64-year-old American, sports enthusiast, marathon runner and writer, traveled to Bangalore to undergo a complicated heart rhythm disorder treatment. Dr. Shasidhar, Consultant Electro-Physiologist, Fortis Hospitals Bangalore, performed a complex Atrial Fibrillation Ablation on Parker to bring back his heart rhythm to normal. Parker had a viral infection of the heart muscle three years earlier, which reduced his heart...

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....

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2010-05-08 07:45:00

Researchers said on Friday that a couple of cups of coffee every day may help some heart attack patients to avoid further serious problems, provided they have normal blood pressure. The findings come as a surprise considering the fact that strong coffee can cause palpitations.  However, the discovery underlines the complex nature of coffee's effect on the body. The researchers, which were from Harokopio University and the Hippokration Hospital in Athens, Greece, studied 374 patients...

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2010-03-03 09:13:13

While it is not proven that coffee is protective, it is unlikely that moderate caffeine intake increases arrhythmia risk, Kaiser Permanente study finds SAN FRANCISCO -- Coffee drinkers may be less likely to be hospitalized for heart rhythm disturbances, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif. The researchers, who note the findings may be surprising because patients frequently report palpitations after drinking coffee, are presenting the study...

2010-03-02 17:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Coffee drinkers may be less likely to be hospitalized for heart rhythm disturbances, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif. The researchers, who note the findings may be surprising because patients frequently report palpitations after drinking coffee, are presenting the study at the American Heart Association's 50th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in San...

2010-02-17 10:09:00

Study highlights: - Researchers report a more accurate way to detect and assess irregular heartbeats which can cause blood clots to form. - Using this new technology can help healthcare providers assess patients who do not experience symptoms related to the heart rhythm disturbance called atrial fibrillation. DALLAS, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors soon may be able to more accurately monitor heart rhythm disturbances and gauge the severity of atrial fibrillation (AF) with a new...

2010-01-26 16:01:45

Catheter treatment works dramatically better than drugs for common heart rhythm disorder Treating a common heart rhythm disorder by burning heart tissue with a catheter works dramatically better than drug treatments, according to a landmark study published in the Jan. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). One year after undergoing a treatment called catheter ablation, 66 percent of patients with an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) were free...

2009-09-19 09:16:43

Physicians at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York became the first in the U.S. to ablate atrial fibrillation using a visually-guided laser balloon catheter. The procedure was performed September 15 by Vivek Y. Reddy, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service at Mount Sinai Heart, and his colleague, Srinivas R. Dukkipati, MD, Director of Mount Sinai's Experimental Electrophysiology Laboratory. The procedure marks the first time the device"”the...

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...


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