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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) surgery can be beneficial for the patient....

HRS, ECG, smartphones, atrial fibrillation, AF, Heart Rhythm 2015

A new, large-scale study has found adding an electrocardiogram (ECG) to the latest generation of body-worn sensors accurately detects atrial fibrillation (AF) and significantly increases awareness...

HRS, remote monitoring, RM, standard of care, CIEDs

A new expert consensus statement by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recommends remote monitoring (RM) become standard of care for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs...

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 fibrillation (AF) and presents common barriers...

Cath lab

Most community hospitals with cardiac catheterization labs share these facilities with multiple, non-interventional cardiology users, which can be challenging to manage various specialties’ needs...

ultrasound, heart, beat, pacemaker, Drexel University, Applied Physiology

Ultrasound can increase the rate at which heart cells beat, researchers from Drexel University report. In their paper “Ultrasound-Induced Modulation of Cardiac Rhythm in Neonatal Rat Ventricular...

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 of two ablation procedures targeting...

Watchman, LAA, left atrial appendage

The long awaited U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder in March is seen by many cardiologists as a disruptive technology...

Boston Scientific, S-ICD, long-term data, TV-ICD, trial

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology published data confirming the long-term safety and efficacy of the Boston Scientific Corp. S-ICD System (subcutaneous implantable...

fetal pacemaker, CHLA, USC, first, fully implantable, FDA

A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with...