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‘Why our NHS trust turned to pharmacies to screen patients for AF’

The story of how a partnership between community pharmacists and a hospital trust in London is helping to detect undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) as part of a ‘Capture AF’ project, using NIA innovation, AliveCor’s Kardia.

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Single-procedure cure with atrial fibrillation ablation

Late recovery of ablated tissue has long been a source of great frus- tration for electrophysiologists. When the important role of tissue contact force (CF) in determining the lesion size was described,1 CF sensing ablation catheters for atrial fibrillation (AF) were developed with the hope that their use ...

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Role of rivaroxaban in the management of atrial fibrillation: insights from clinical practice

Abstract: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, and it leads to significant morbidity and mortality, predominantly from ischemic stroke. Vitamin K antagonists, mainly warfarin, have been used for decades to prevent ischemic stroke in AF, but their use is limited due to ...

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Apple launches Watch-powered atrial fibrillation study

Apple is collaborating with Stanford Medicine on a study that uses the tech firm's smartwatch to monitor for atrial fibrillation. The first-of-its-kind project will see the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor used to collect heart data, with participants found to have an irregular rhythm offered a free consultation with ...

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Cardiac Rhythm News - 5 January 2018

Get all the latest news from the Cardiac Rhythm News.

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Girl saved by firefighters, nurses at basketball tournament after falling into cardiac arrest

Scottsburg Fire Chief James Richey told WDRB-TV the 5th grade girl collapsed on the sideline of one of the courts, and several nurses who were watching the games immediately sprang into action to work to revive her. Richey said a nearby AED, an automated external defibrillator, made the difference ...

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Advances in Arrhythmia Analyses: A Case-Based Approach, An Issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology ...

This issue is a valuable tool to help electrophysiologists interpret complex ECGs so they can better understand arrhythmia mechanisms. Organized by cases, this issue illustrates many of the classic electrocardiographic findings and phenomena that every electrophysiologist should know. Study of this ...

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Device Closure Versus Medical Therapy Alone for Patent Foramen Ovale in Patients With ...

Closure of PFOs was associated with higher rates of new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) than medical therapy alone in all trials, but this outcome had marked between-trial heterogeneity (I2 = 82.5%), and high event rates in some groups resulted in extreme values for CIs. Limitation: Heterogeneity of device ...

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HRC2017 Abstracts published in Europace

All HRC017 abstracts are published in EP Europace Volume 19, October 2017

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World's smallest pacemaker implanted in patient at SLO hospital

French Hospital Medical Center recently announced the medical advancement, which they say will reduce the need for patients to travel outside of the area for specialized cardiac care. (Courtesy photo). The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is a new type of heart device for patients with Bradycardia, ...

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