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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April 10, 2017 — Medtronic recently announced the first enrollments in the STOP Persistent AF clinical trial. The study ...

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Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders

March 29, 2017 — For patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), closing the area of the heart known as the left atrial ...

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March 29, 2017 — Uninterrupted treatment with dabigatran (Pradaxa), a non-vitamin K, novel antagonist oral anticoagulant ...

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Technology | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders

March 22, 2017 — Aegis Medical Innovations Inc. announced that it has received Investigational Device Exemption approval ...

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News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies

March 14, 2017 — More than 80 percent of stroke patients with a history of atrial fibrillation either received not ...

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Technology | Ablation Systems

February 16, 2017 — Medtronic plc announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Freezor Xtra Cr ...

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News | EP Lab

February 1, 2017 — Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to revive parts of human hearts in the ...

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News | Ablation Systems

January 25, 2017 — CardioFocus Inc. recently announced the initial clinical evaluation of the HeartLight Excalibur ...

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News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies

January 11, 2017 — For patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common form of heart arrhythmia, a main goal of ...

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News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders

January 6, 2017 — SentreHeart Inc. announced that it has completed the Stage I enrollment milestone in the aMAZE Trial ...

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January 4, 2017 — A smartphone application made it possible to use the iPhone camera to detect atrial fibrillation via ...

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December 7, 2016 — Abbott has filed a complaint to terminate its proposed acquisition of Alere based on the substantial ...

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November 15, 2016 — Atrial fibrillation patients who use warfarin to lower risk of stroke are at higher risk of ...

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News | Ablation Systems

November 14, 2016 — Atrial fibrillation patients with a prior history of stroke who undergo catheter ablation lower ...

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November 10, 2016 — Siemens Healthineers announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for a hand ...

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