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2012-07-25 06:37:53

By: Katie Williams, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire)- Researchers have completed the first study of a procedure which uses three dimensional maps to determine the location of electrical signals in children´s hearts. This could help cardiologists correct rapid heart rhythms in young patients. Children who have atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, or AVNRT, suffer from disruptions in the heart's electrical system that causes sudden rapid heart rates. Patients...

2012-07-24 10:12:22

American Heart Association meeting report: BCVS-12 Abstract 25 The first study of a procedure to make three-dimensional "maps" of electrical signals in children's hearts could help cardiologists correct rapid heart rhythms in young patients, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association's Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2012 Scientific Sessions. Children with the condition atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, or AVNRT, suffer from disruptions in the...

2012-05-22 08:35:45

Men whose electrical impulses take a few milliseconds longer to travel through the lower chambers of the heart have an increased risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to research reported in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. An electrocardiogram (ECG) measures electrical impulses, or waves, that travel through the heart and cause it to pump blood through its four chambers. The waves have distinct patterns and are labeled on the ECG printout alphabetically from P...

2011-07-14 13:29:32

Pediatric cardiologists are prone to misinterpreting electrocardiograms when using the results to determine whether young athletes have heart defects that could make exercising perilous, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. This is the first research to examine the acumen of pediatric cardiologists from several health-care institutions in using ECGs to detect rare heart conditions associated with sudden cardiac...

2011-07-05 13:55:20

Research: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and risk of atrial fibrillation or flutter: Population-based case-control study Commonly used painkillers to treat inflammation are linked to an increased risk of irregular heart rhythm (known as atrial fibrillation or flutter), concludes a study published on bmj.com today. The drugs include non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) as well as new generation anti-inflammatory drugs, known as selective COX-2 inhibitors....

2009-03-04 10:28:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, March 4, 2009, Austin physicians Rodney P. Horton, electrophysiologist, and Andrew Hume, cardiac surgeon, were the second team in the nation to perform a convergent procedure for atrial fibrillation (A Fib). Horton and Hume were part of an international team that traveled to Krakow, Poland, in January of 2009 to explore new ways to treat A Fib. During the trip, the entire team performed the first such procedure in the world, bringing...


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