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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August 22, 2014 — AliveCor announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company clearance for ...

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August 18, 2014 — A clinical trial being conducted at Mission Health using Medtronic's Phased Radiofrequency (RF) ...

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August 14, 2014 — New data from the Medtronic Inc. Adaptive CRT trial show a 61 percent (p=0.01) lower risk of atrial ...

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July 30, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced CE mark approval and first use of the FlexAbility ablation catheter, a novel ...

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Paul Keall, Ph.D., FAAP, professor and NHMRC Australian Fellow at Radiation Physics Laboratory at the University of ...

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July 16, 14 — A new physician poster presentation at the Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 19th Annual International Meeting ...

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July 2, 2014 — Medtronic Inc. announced results from the CRYSTAL AF (CRYptogenic STroke And underLying Atrial ...

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June 23, 2014 — Researchers have announced the results of a four-year study that used 3-D echocardiography to examine ...

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June 17, 2014 — University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is among the first in the country to offer BioSense ...

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May 30, 2014 — New research has found that bariatric surgery is an effective way to control weight in morbidly obese ...

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May 30, 2014 — Alere announced a class I recall of its INRatio2 PT/INR professional test strips, part of the Alere ...

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May 16, 2014 — New data presented as a late-breaking clinical trial at the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 2014 annual ...

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May 12, 2014 — Kalila Medical received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Vado ...

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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting is a key event where vendors launch new cardiology technologies ...

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April 10, 2014 — The 2014 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation includes recommendations for ...

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