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

Sudden cardiac arrest - Exposure to Air Pollution on Cold Days Can Trigger Sudden Cardiac Death in Women. #HRS2018
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018 — A new study shows that women exposed to particular matter (PM) and lower temperatures for even a short...
Itamar Medical Launches SleePath for AFib Patients at Heart Rhythm 2018
Technology | Patient Monitors | May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018 — Itamar Medical Ltd. announced the launch of SleePath, the first integrated e-health sleep apnea care...
Real-World Data Demonstrates Success Of Smart Pass Filter on Boston Scientific S-ICD System
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | May 16, 2018
May 16, 2018 — Boston Scientific announced results from an analysis of the LATITUDE database evaluating the successful...
Link Found Between Post-Traumatic Stress, Increased Risk of AFib. #HRS2018
News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018 — A new study is the first to report a relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and new...
Marijuana Use Does Not Increase Risk of Arrhythmias, Might Reduce AFib Risk. #HRS2018
News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 15, 2018
May 15, 2018 — According to new research, smoking marijuana may not be associated with an increased risk of ventricular...
New Combined Risk Score More Effectively Predicts Stroke Risk in AFib Patients

Image courtesy of Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018 — A new study finds that integrating two separate clinical risk score models more accurately helps...
Cardiva Medical Announces Completion of the AMBULATE Pivotal Trial
News | Vascular Closure Devices | May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018 — Cardiva Medical Inc. announced the completion of the AMBULATE pivotal trial, one of several clinical...
A patient injuried by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) consensus document. Angiography skin burn.

A patient injured by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the consensus document. Severe skin injury typically appears four to eight weeks following the exposure. In extreme cases, the ulceration can become confluent and full thickness necrosis of skin may develop, exposing underlying fat, muscle and even bone.

 

News | Radiation Dose Management | May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018 — A new consensus document has been issued to guide the optimal use of ionizing radiation in...
Imricor MRI-Guided Cardiac Ablation Study Results to Be Presented at HRS 2018
News | Ablation Systems | May 10, 2018
May 10, 2018 — Results from the clinical study to evaluate Imricor’s Vision-MR Ablation Catheter for the treatment of...
Online ECG Monitoring Detects Paroxysmal AFib More Effectively Than Holter, Patch Methods
News | ECG Monitoring Services | May 09, 2018
May 9, 2018 – Medicalgorithmics S.A. will present the results of a large study evaluating online versus offline...
The Abbott Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled, allows high density electro mapping for transcatheter EP cardiac ablation procedures.
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 03, 2018
May 3, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for the Abbott Advisor HD Grid...
An example of the new generation of inexpensive, wearable cardiac monitors. This is the Cardiac Insight Cardea Solo device. #ACC18

An example of the new generation of inexpensive, wearable cardiac monitors that are seeing increased usage. This is the Cardiac Insight Cardea Solo device. After the monitoring period is over, the wearable patch is torn open to retrieve a data pod that is inserted into a reader to download the data. The software automatically creates reports based on the data, complete with waveforms for various cardiac measures.

Blog | Cardiac Diagnostics | May 10, 2018
  The show floors at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2018 meeting in March and at the Heart Rhythm Society (...
Patient Enrollment Completed in U.S. IDE Study of THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH SF Catheter
News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | March 15, 2018
March 15, 2018 –  Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies announced today that Biosense Webster, Inc., who...
The Boston Scientific Essentio MRI-safe pacemaker.

The Boston Scientific Essentio MRI-safe pacemaker. It is common for pacemaker patients to need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which has not previously been possible because the magnetic fields could damage older devices. All pacemaker vendors now have FDA-cleared MRI compatible pacemakers. 

Feature | Pacemakers | February 13, 2018 | Dave Fornell
There have been several advancements in pacemaker technologies over the past few years. This is an overview of some of...
Boston Scientific's Apama multi-electrode ablation balloon to treat atrial fibrillation.

Boston Scientific's Apama multi-electrode ablation balloon to treat atrial fibrillation. The technology allows different energies to be used for each electrode to prevent damage to the esophagus or other underlying critical structures. 

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | January 15, 2018 | Dave Fornell
The development of atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF) ablation technologies over the past 20 years has been a constant...