Arrhythmia Alliance News & Events
London Arrhythmia Summit
Our aim is to give Electrophysiologists and Arrhythmia specialists an update and succinct review of all the important developments/changes in this arena over the past year. The programme is dedicated to highlight guideline changes and important studies that will impact daily practice as well as an opportunity to look ahead to new developments on the horizon. We aim to road map all the information to the relevant conferences and hence provide a comprehensive update.
Atrial fibrillation patients benefit most from this treatment
Patients who receive a specific form of treatment for the common heart condition known as atrial fibrillation have increased survival and reduced hospitalisation rates, according to new international ... These results are a major finding with implications for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) worldwide.
Life-prolonging treatment brings new hope for heart patients
A global study is providing new hope for heart patients who suffer from a common condition. Atrial fibrillation occurs when the heart beats irregularly and can increase the risk of stroke and heart failure. One form of treatment is catheter ablation - a procedure that involves inserting a tube into the heart ...
More than 35,000 British patients fitted with life-saving pacemakers each year are vulnerable to blackmail cyber gangs who can turn them off
Experts from the American College of Cardiology said the devices could be hacked for motives including political or financial gain.
East Toronto man reunites with paramedics who helped save his life
Smith started cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Rozario did mouth to mouth, while Radcliffe used the school's automated external defibrillator (AED) to shock his friend's heart into a normal rhythm. Paramedics from Stations 42 and 46 arrived on the scene minutes later, assessed the situation and ...
NHS could save £81m a year though new tech designed to prevent strokes
This includes Kardia Mobile, a small device that is able to detect irregular heart rhythms – or atrial fibrillation (AF) – in 30 seconds, by recording the electrical activity of the heart through a patient's fingertips and sending the data to an app. The app then allows heart rhythm recordings to be viewed, saved ...
Survivor knows firsthand the benefits of automatic defibrillators
“I am a case study for the importance of an automated external defibrillator. If it hadn't been for that little machine, I wouldn't be alive today. You hope you never need to use one, but if you do, it is a lifesaver. I believe strongly in the Steven M. Gootter Foundation's efforts to distribute defibrillators in the ...
Cardiac Rhythm News - 16 February 2018
All the latest from the Cardiac Rhythm News.