Atrial Fibrillation

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, also referred to as AF or afib. AF is a cardiac arrhythmia caused by irregular and often rapid heart rate. It is caused by the upper chambers (the atria) beating irregularly and uncoordinated with the lower  ventricle chambers of of the heart. Symptoms include weakness with heart palpitations and shortness of breath. The conditional can lead to an increased risk of stroke and heart failure. AF episodes can cause the blood in the atria to stagnate and form clots, usually within the left atrial appendage (LAA). The clots can flow to the brain and cause a stroke. Treatments include anticoagulation therapy to dissolve clots, catheter or surgical ablation and LAA occlusion

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Feature | Remote Monitoring | By Stuart Long

In a room of 20 people, it’s likely that about 10 of them, or half, will presently have some form of cardiovascular ...

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July 8, 2024 — Pulsed field ablation (PFA) is safe for treating patients with common types of atrial fibrillation (AF) ...

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June 19, 2024 — When electrophysiologist Eugenio Cingolani, MD, isn’t seeing patients, he can usually be found in his ...

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Since 2017, a plethora of AI-based algorithms for interpreting ECGs have been approved by the FDA in the US
Feature | Artificial Intelligence | By Gareth Jones

While the spotlight in 2023 shone on developments around Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), away from the ...

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June 12, 2024 — A team of Ochsner Health cardiologists recently published an article in the Journal of the American ...

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Feature | HRS | By Lars Thording, PhD

Innovation in medical technology exists to improve patient outcomes, increase surgical efficiency and enhance patient ...

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June 7, 2024 — It is with great sadness that the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) team has learned of the ...

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Feature | Stroke | By Pamela W. Duncan, PhD

Stroke recovery is a challenging process that extends for months after hospital discharge. Issues like cognitive ...

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May 24, 2024 — An artificial intelligence (AI) program developed by investigators in the Smidt Heart Institute and their ...

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April 18, 2024 — New evidence-based research calls into question the conventional three-month blanking period ...

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April 10, 2024 — An international consensus statement on how to treat atrial fibrillation with catheter or surgical ...

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April 5, 2024 — Johnson & Johnson and Shockwave Medical, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive ...

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March 28, 2024 — Biosense Webster, Inc., a global leader in cardiac arrhythmia treatment and part of Johnson & Johnson ...

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March 26, 2024 — UC San Diego Health is the first health system in San Diego to successfully implant the world’s first ...

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