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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.

2010-01-26 16:01:45

Catheter treatment works dramatically better than drugs for common heart rhythm disorder.

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.

2009-09-08 14:00:00

Only Hospital in Northern and Central California to Reach 1,000 A-Fib Ablations REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept.

2009-09-01 10:19:54

The REVISE Study (Reveal in the Investigation of Syncope and Epilepsy) found that 1 in 8 adult patients in the United Kingdom, previously thought to be suffering from epilepsy or in whom this diagnosis was in doubt, in fact had symptoms as a result of an abnormal pattern of heart beating, commonly found in patients with syncope (fainting).

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.

2009-05-14 14:00:06

Treating a common heart rhythm disorder by burning heart tissue with a catheter works dramatically better than drug treatments, a major international study has found.

2009-04-29 10:59:53

Predictors of atrial fibrillation (AF or afib) might offer physicians a better way to prevent stroke in blacks, according to a new study done by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

2009-04-15 12:47:14

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of Influend-brand cough and cold products sold in Alabama on or after May 30 due to a health risk. The FDA said ION Labs Inc.

2009-03-31 07:30:00

Retrospective Analysis Presented at 58th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology Suggests Oral Anticoagulants are Underused in Eligible Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation at Risk for Stroke RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that it plans to launch REAL-AF (Registry to Evaluate AnticoaguLation in Atrial Fibrillation), a U.S.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.