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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Oussama Wazni, M.D., section head, electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic, discusses the results of the recent STOP AF ...

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December 3, 2020 – Attune Medical reports the first major peer-reviewed clinical publication using its ensoETM device in ...

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November 24, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared AliveCor's next generation of interpretive a ...

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Steven Lubitz, M.D., MPH, cardiac electrophysiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, presented the late-breaking VITAL ...

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November 16, 2020 — The three-year clinical outcomes of the mHealth Screening to Prevent Strokes (mSToPS) study ...

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November 16, 2020 — Atrial fibrillation (AF), an irregular heartbeat that can increase the likelihood of stroke, was ...

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November 16, 2020 – Doctors from the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) presented new data that shows catheter ablation as ...

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Oct. 29, 2020 — Boston Scientific initiated the CHAMPION-AF clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the ...

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October 16, 2020 — Positive clinical data from first-in-human studies of the Conformal Medical left atrial appendage ...

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Flexible electronics have been developed to implant in patients to constantly monitor their cardiac condition.
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October 8, 2020 — Galaxy Medical, a developer of pulsed electric field (PEF) technology for the treatment of cardiac ...

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October 8, 2020 – People who suffer from persistent atrial fibrillation in the heart may find relief from a new ...

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October 6, 2020 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Biosense Webster ThermoCool SmartTouch SF ...

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Horst Sievert, M.D., is the director of the Cardiovascular Center Frankfurt, and associate professor of internal ...

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