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

News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders

June 26, 2018 — MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute physicians participating in a clinical trial have become the first in ...

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Blog | Remote Monitoring

There is a movement toward real-time, remote cardiac monitoring with the latest generation of event and Holter monitor ...

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News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems

June 12, 2018 — Volta Medical, out of Marseille, France, has developed the first artificial intelligence (AI) software ...

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News | EP Lab

June 5, 2018 — Philips Healthcare has signed an agreement to acquire EPD Solutions, a provider of image-guidance in ...

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Digital mHealth advances like wearable heart monitors, use of smartphone apps and artificial intelligence will reshape the standard of care in the coming years according to three recent JACC articles.
Feature | Information Technology

June 5, 2018 — The future of cardiovascular care will be transformed by advances in artificial intelligence, digital ...

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Severe radiation burn caused by extended X-ray angiography in the same location in the cath lab. Controlling cath lab radiation dose was a big topic in, with three articles on this subject making the top 20 list.
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June 1, 2018 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) ...

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News | Heart Failure

May 30, 2018 — Data from the GENETIC-AF trial was presented in a “Late Breaking Clinical Trials” oral presentation at ...

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May 25, 2018 — Data from the first-in-human study using pulsed electric field (PEF) energy ablate heart tissue in the ...

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News | Atrial Fibrillation

May 24, 2018 — Atrial fibrillation patients who are diagnosed with carotid artery disease face higher risks for ...

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Blog | ECG Wireless Remote Access

New patient monitoring technologies with wireless connectivity have enabled a revolution in cardiac event and Holter ...

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News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT)

May 22, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced study results showing its AdaptivCRT algorithm is associated with improved ...

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News | Ablation Systems

May 22, 2018 — LuxCath LLC showcased the next generation of its proprietary OmniView light-guided catheter ablation ...

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News | Ablation Systems

May 21, 2018 — Complete pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) was achieved in more than 99 percent of patients in a first-in ...

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Blog | HRS

Electrophysiology is one of the most rapidly-growing areas of healthcare. That may be why it’s the focus of so many ...

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A slide image from Reddy's presntation at Heart Rhythm 2018, showing thrombus formation on the face of a Watchman LAA Occluder device in an echo image. #HRS2018
Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders

May 18, 2018 — Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) with the transcatheter Watchman device prevents thromboembolism from ...

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