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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....

St. Jude Medical, Merlin, remote monitoring, lower costs, hospitalizations, HRS

New data from St. Jude Medical found that patients with cardiac devices who use remote monitoring have significantly fewer hospitalizations and lower overall healthcare costs than patients who do...

Greatbatch Medical, Myopore Sutureless Myocardial Pacing Lead

A new epicardial pacing lead has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminitysration (FDA) as an option for the implant of a pacemaker, defibrillator, or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT...

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 the treatment of patients with drug refractory,...

safe exercise level, atrial fibrillation, AF, men, women, HRS

New research reports significant differences between men and women with atrial fibrillation (AF) and the safety of intense physical activity. The study found that both moderate and vigorous levels...

HRS, early menopause, atrial fibrillation, Women's Health Study

A largest-of-its kind study has found that women who experience menopause at a younger age are at a decreased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). The study followed nearly 18,000 women and revealed...

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...

Geneva Healthcare, Geneva Healthcare Suite 2.0, HRS, patient engagement

Geneva Healthcare will showcase a set of new features on The Geneva Healthcare Suite – a technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices – at Heart Rhythm Society's annual scientific...

St. Jude Medical, ICD, MRI-conditional, CE mark, Europe, pacemakers

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE Mark approval of expanded labeling for its Ellipse implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), in addition to its Durata and Optisure defibrillation leads. The...

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence, standards, EP, ICDs, guidelines

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) has just released the first-ever electrophysiology (EP) and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) standards for accreditation. Driven by...

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...

Abbott, GE, CardioLab, RhythmView, atrial fibrillation, source

Abbott and GE Healthcare announced an agreement that will bring real-time, patient-specific data about the heart's electrical activity to cardiac electrophysiology labs. The goal of the...

May 11, 2015 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has released the list of its 12 late-breaking electrophysiology (EP) clinical trials that will be presented at Heart Rhythm 2015, which takes place...

Medtronic, Micra TPS, pacemaker, world's smallest, CE Mark

Medtronic plc announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), the world’s smallest pacemaker. At less than one-tenth the size of...

Boston Scientific, investors, cardiology, growth, expansion

Boston Scientific Corp. presented an overview of its continued business momentum and long-term growth strategies at a meeting with the investment community May 1.

ScottCare, Ambucor, HRS, 2015, ECG, remote monitoring

The ScottCare Corp. announced it will highlight Ambucor, the company’s employable labor service division for CIED monitoring, at the 2015 Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions in Boston, May 13...

MRI, redesigned, implanted devices, pacemakers, MGH, Bonmassar, RTS

New technology developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may extend the benefits of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to many patients whose...

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...