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heart on a chip, organs on a chip

The cost of bringing innovative new cardiovascular technology to the U.S. market today is staggering, numbering in the tens of millions to 1 billion. Many in the medical device and drug industries...

cardiomems, st. jude medical, heart failure

Important new data presented during the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 36th annual Scientific Session supporting improved outcomes and cost-effectiveness of the CardioMEMS HF System for the...

Micra TPS, Transcatheter Pacing Study, Heart Rhythm 2015, Medtronic

The first-in-human trial of a new miniaturized leadless pacemaker implanted directly inside the heart found the Medtronic Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS) safe and effective in patients...

CT-FFR, Heartflow Analysis, coronary artery disease, EuroPCR, RIPCORD

Adding the HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis to a standard coronary computed tomography angiogram (cCTA) may change the course of treatment in more than one-third of patients with...

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....

antiplatelet medication, prasugrel, clopidogrel, risk algorithm, SCAI

A risk assessment algorithm combining clinical risk factors and platelet function test results may help interventional cardiologists better identify patients who stand to benefit from intensive...

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...

PROMETHEUS, prasugrel, clopidogrel, heart disease, bleeding, SCAI

Prasugrel (Effient) is more likely to be given to lower-risk heart disease patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared to clopidogrel, according to a new study. Results...

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...

heart regeneration, zebrafish, epicardium, Duke, Poss

While the human heart can’t heal itself, the zebrafish heart can easily replace cells lost by damage or disease. Now, researchers have discovered properties of a mysterious outer layer of the...