Atrial Fibrillation

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released a new overview on the implantation of left atrial appendage occlusion devices.

A study presented at Heart Rhythm 2015 found that botulinum toxin (botox) injections into epicardial fat pads during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery can be beneficial for the patient. The injection not only reduces the incidence of pos...

Medtronic plc announced the Arctic Front Advance ST Cryoablation Catheter has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the treatment of patients with drug refractory, recurrent, symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. In E...

A white paper published by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and National Stroke Association characterizes the impact of stroke on patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and presents common barriers to effective communication among patients, caregive...

ACC, HRS, SCAI, left atrial appendage occlusion, recommendations
The American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released a new...
Aspire, thrombectomy, C. Dorn Smith, aspirators, clot, cold leg, removal
C. Dorn Smith, M.D., vascular surgeon in Kingstree, South Carolina, was successful in using a new device to remove blood clots from a patient with a cold leg...
rivaroxaban, Xarelto, VENTURE-AF, VKA, atrial fibrillation, Heart Rhythm 2015
Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its development partner Bayer HealthCare announced results from the VENTURE-AF trial. The study explored the potential of once...
botox, atrial fibrillation, cardiac surgery, HRS
A study presented at Heart Rhythm 2015 found that botulinum toxin (botox) injections into epicardial fat pads during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)...
Medtronic, Arctic Front, Advance Cryoablation Catheter, FDA, CE Mark
Medtronic plc announced the Arctic Front Advance ST Cryoablation Catheter has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for
Abbott and GE Healthcare announced an agreement that will bring real-time, patient-specific data about the heart's electrical activity to...
The cryoICE cryo ablation probe (CRYO2) from AtriCure Inc. is designed to provide cryoanalgesia for temporary pain management. It is the...
The Watchman left atrial appendage closure device from Boston Scientific Corp. is a catheter-delivered heart implant designed to close the...

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ACC, HRS, SCAI, left atrial appendage occlusion, recommendations
The American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released a new...
botox, atrial fibrillation, cardiac surgery, HRS
A study presented at Heart Rhythm 2015 found that botulinum toxin (botox) injections into epicardial fat pads during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)...
HRS, National Stroke Association, atrial fibrillation, AF, misperceptions, paper
A white paper published by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and National Stroke Association characterizes the impact of stroke on patients with atrial...
Medtronic, SYMPLICITY AF, PVI, renal denervation, Arctic Front, Spyral, G3
Medtronic plc announced the start of a clinical study to determine whether paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) can be treated with a combination...

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