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2009-11-02 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, November 2, 2009, Andrea Natale, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.H.R.S., an electrophysiologist and executive medical director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center, will be the first physician in the United States to perform an ablation procedure to treat a patient with a cardiac arrhythmia, commonly known as an irregular heart rhythm, using the newly FDA-cleared CARTO® 3 Navigation System. "Imaging...

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...

2009-09-01 10:16:16

 Atrial fibrillation ablation is one of the fastest growing techniques in cardiology and due to the very high number of patients that might be candidates to this procedure, a significant number of resources will have to be devoted to it to be able to treat them in the following years.Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most frequent cardiac arrhythmia. Its prevalence increases with age affecting more than 5% of the population older than 75 years of age. Overall it is estimated that more than...

2009-07-07 05:00:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc. (www.cardiofocus.com) announced today that it has received a CE Mark allowing the company to commence European marketing of the Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) to treat patients with atrial fibrillation. The EAS is the latest generation, percutaneous catheter system that has been used clinically to treat patients with atrial fibrillation. This novel device incorporates both a micro-endoscope and light energy fibers to give...

2009-07-06 18:03:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A procedure that sends targeted energy into the heart through a catheter can be used to treat a common type of irregular heartbeat, but little is known about the treatment's long-term benefits and the best methods and circumstances for applying it, according to a new report funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The report examines the use of a procedure called radiofrequency catheter ablation to treat a type of irregular...

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2009-06-13 09:10:00

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota said it has received $48 million in funding from both the federal government and private industry leaders to expand a study looking into a catheter-based treatment for atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrhythmia in patients over the age of 65. The experimental study, which is being called CABANA, will include 3,000 subjects across 140 health centers around the world and is aimed at determining whether the condition can be dealt with more...

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.One year after undergoing a treatment called catheter ablation, 63 percent of patients with an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation were free of any recurrent atrial arrhythmias or symptoms. By comparison, only 17 percent of those treated with drugs were arrhythmia-free. Results were so convincing the trial was halted...

2009-05-14 10:17:42

U.S. scientists say they've found catheter ablation is much more efficient than drugs in treating atrial fibrillation -- a type of abnormal heart rhythm. Research leader Dr. David Wilber, director of Loyola University's Cardiovascular Institute, said he and his colleagues studied catheter ablation -- using a catheter to heat the heart -- in 167 patients at 19 U.S. medical centers. Wilber said one year after undergoing catheter ablation, 63 percent of the patients with atrial fibrillation were...

2009-05-11 14:07:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center has treated more than 2,300 patients with heart rhythm disorders since it launched on May 1, 2008 -- about a fourth of them from outside Central Texas. "In just one year, the physician team at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center, coupled with our unmatched level of technology, has drawn thousands of patients for the advanced treatment of heart...


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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
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