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2011-09-13 11:20:36

Majority of cryoballoon ablation patients show no signs of a-fib year after procedure Many patients are responding to a new, minimally invasive way of treating irregular heartbeats by freezing out the bad cells. Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) is one such heart rhythm disorder, and it's the most common arrhythmia affecting Americans. However, new research shows that 70 percent of patients with the disorder who were treated with cryoballoon ablation, the freezing technique, are free of any...

2011-08-31 14:39:40

Rhode Island Hospital researcher authors article in Radiology The journal Radiology will publish in its September issue an article written by Damian E. Dupuy, M.D., director of tumor ablation at Rhode Island Hospital, supporting the use of ablation procedures for the treatment of lung cancer. The article, "Image-guided Thermal Ablation of Lung Malignancies," reviews the results of nearly 100 studies conducted between 1991 and 2011 that conclude that image-guided ablation for lung cancer is...

2011-07-12 15:57:00

AKRON, Ohio, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Many children and teens suffering from tachycardia, or rapid heart rate, have relied on medication to regulate their heart rhythms and control symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness and fainting spells. However, doctors at the Akron Children's Hospital Arrhythmia Center have made great strides in curing tachycardia with minimally invasive procedures. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-05-11 13:45:13

The electrophysiology team at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) used cryoablation (ablation using cold) to treat a patient suffering from atrial fibrillation, the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia, and one associated with significant morbidity. The procedure was performed by Dr. Peter Guerra, Chief of Electrophysiology, and Dr. Marc Dubuc, cardiologist and specialist in electrophysiology. This was a first in Canada following the approval of the Arctic Front device by Health Canada. A...

2011-05-04 05:30:00

ST. LOUIS, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stereotaxis' (Nasdaq: STXS) continued leadership in the remote treatment of a broad spectrum of complex arrhythmias will again be prominently detailed in the scientific program of the 32nd Annual Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, California. Ten podium presentations and ten posters will feature clinical data and discussions of the value of magnetic navigation in the treatment of a variety of abnormal heart rhythms. Stereotaxis will...

2011-05-03 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced CE Mark approval and first use in Europe of its Blazer(TM) Open-Irrigated Catheter, the Company's latest radiofrequency ablation (RFA) catheter designed to treat a variety of arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia and other supraventricular tachycardias. The product is being launched this quarter in select CE Mark countries. The Blazer...

2011-04-28 00:37:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhythmia Medical Inc., announced today that key results from its ongoing pre-clinical and clinical studies will be presented at the 2011 Annual Scientific Session of the Heart Rhythm Society in San Francisco, CA. The results will highlight the performance of Rhythmia Medical's mapping system, a technological breakthrough that can significantly improve cardiac ablation procedures by generating high resolution electroanatomical maps faster,...

2011-04-07 00:00:27

Maryland Vein Professionals announced a new Varicose Vein and Spider Vein Blog to educate and the public and dispel misconceptions about common venous disease symptoms, causes and cures. The blog can be viewed at http://mdveinprofessionals.com/blog/index.cfm. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) April 6, 2011 Doctor Jonathan Calure, Founder and Medical Director of the Maryland Vein Professionals, today announced a new Varicose Vein and Spider Vein Treatment Blog to educate the public about common venous...

2011-03-22 13:57:00

Another first for DMC Cardiovascular Institute DETROIT, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) is the first healthcare provider in Michigan to offer a new breakthrough technology designed to correct atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) in patients who struggle with this potentially life-threatening heart disorder. The new FDA-approved, state-of-the-art technology - known formally as the "Arctic...


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