HRS

This channel contains news about the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), including coverage of its annual meeting and links to recently released practice guidelines. The HRS is a leading resource on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology

Videos | Atrial Fibrillation | March 21, 2019
Christine Albert, M.D., MPH, director of the Center for Arrhythmia Prevention at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and...
FDA Approves TactiCath Contact Force Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled
Technology | Ablation Systems | January 21, 2019
January 21, 2019 — Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the TactiCath Contact Force...
An implanted ICD showing its three venous leads. These multiple CRT leads can cause issues when they need to be replaced and are abandoned with new leads put over them in the SVC, which may require lead extraction.

An implanted ICD showing its three leads in the venous system. 

Feature | EP Lab | January 13, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
To extract or abandon broken or infected implantable, venous electrophysiology (EP) device leads has been a debate for...
Videos | EP Lab | November 15, 2018
Wilber Su, M.D., chief of cardiac electrophysiology, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, and clinical associate...
First-in-human Electroporation Ablation Study Finds Pulsed Electric Fields Can Target Specific Tissue For Atrial Fibrillation. #HRS2018 #HRS18

Figure 1: Images showing the effect of both surgical epicardial PEF ablation and catheter based PEF ablation in the first-in-human electroporation ablation study to freat Afib.

News | May 25, 2018
May 25, 2018 — Data from the first-in-human study using pulsed electric field (PEF) energy ablate heart tissue in the...
Permanent Pacing Effective for Older Patients With Syncope and Bifascicular Block
News | Pacemakers | May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018 — Syncope with bifascicular block may be caused by intermittent complete heart block, but competing...
Novel Mechanical Sensor in Medtronic Micra Transcatheter Pacing System Detects Atrial Contractions, Restores AV Synchrony
News | Pacemakers | May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018 — New clinical study results demonstrate that an investigational algorithm, utilizing the accelerometer...
Atrial Fibrillation Patients Diagnosed With Carotid Atery Disease Face Increased Risk of Dementia

Image courtesy of Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018 — Atrial fibrillation patients who are diagnosed with carotid artery disease face higher risks for...
Medtronic Study Confirms Feasibility of New Extravascular Approach to ICD Therapy
News | Leads Implantable Devices | May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018 - Medtronic plc announced results from a research study demonstrating the feasibility of a novel approach...
The Medtronic Reveal Linq implantable cardiac monitor allows for 24/7 monitoring

New cardiac monitoring technologies allow for longer duration data collection. The Medtronic Reveal Linq implantable cardiac monitor allows for 24/7 monitoring for up to three years. This might not be necessary for most patients, and there are several newer Holter monitors that can record up to several days or several weeks of data in real-time.  

Blog | ECG Wireless Remote Access | May 23, 2018
New patient monitoring technologies with wireless connectivity have enabled a revolution in cardiac event and Holter...
Medtronic AdaptivCRT Feature Associated with Improved Heart Failure Patient Survival
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | May 22, 2018
May 22, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced study results showing its AdaptivCRT algorithm is associated with improved...
LuxCath Showcases OmniView Light-Guided Ablation Catheter at HRS 2018
News | Ablation Systems | May 22, 2018
May 22, 2018 — LuxCath LLC showcased the next generation of its proprietary OmniView light-guided catheter ablation...
The Kardium Globe combined mapping and ablation catheter. The device has a distal multi-electrode array consisting of 16 ribs with 122 gold-plated electrodes. Ablation can be done with up to 24 electrodes simultaneously.  #HRS2018

The Kardium Globe combined mapping and ablation catheter. The device has a distal multi-electrode array consisting of 16 ribs with 122 gold-plated electrodes. Ablation can be done with up to 24 electrodes simultaneously. 

News | Ablation Systems | May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018 — Complete pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) was achieved in more than 99 percent of patients in a first-in-...
Intramural Needle Ablation Effective for Refractory Ventricular Arrhythmias. #HRS2018
News | May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018 — The available electrophysiology catheter ablation technologies are not designed for use in the...
The Abbott  Advisor HD mapping catheter and the Biosense Webster Vizigo introducer were among two of the top innovations displayed on the show floor of Heart Rhythm 2018. #HRS2018 #HRS #HRS18

The Abbott  Advisor HD mapping catheter and the Biosense Webster Vizigo introducer were among two of the top innovations displayed on the show floor of Heart Rhythm 2018.

Blog | HRS | May 21, 2018
Electrophysiology is one of the most rapidly-growing areas of healthcare. That may be why it’s the focus of so many...