AF Association News & Events
Call for Elections
The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) is pleased to announce the opening of its call for Elections: Executive Board positions for the period 2018-2020.
Smartphone ECG device KardiaMobile rolled out to NHS to combat atrial fibrillation
AliveCor has announced that it has begun the rollout of its KardiaMobile technology to the NHS via the UK’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) as part of a project funded by NHS England to accelerate diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF), a potentially fatal heart rhythm condition.
Patient first to benefit from new heart device
A PATIENT has become the first in the UK to be implanted with an innovative cardiac device to modulate the heart’s beat.
NHS rolls out KardiaMobile to accelerate detection of arrhythmia
KardiaMobile, developed by AliveCor, is a credit card sized device able to detect AF in 30 seconds, by recording the electrical activity of the heart through a person's fingertips and sending the data to a smartphone/tablet app. The app allows heart rhythm recordings to be viewed, saved and shared with ...
Cardiac Insight, Inc. Welcomes Renowned Atrial Fibrillation Cardiologists Professor John Camm and Albert L. Waldo, MD to its Scientific Advisory Board
Cardiac Insight, Inc., a leading U.S. developer of wearable medical devices and diagnostic software, announced today the company continues to garner global interest in its approach to cardiac care, and has added renowned cardiologists and atrial fibrillation (AFib) specialists, Professor John Camm and Albert L. Waldo, MD, PhD (Hon.) to its Scientific Advisory Board.
AF Association supports international project launched to prevent stroke in patients with brain bleeding
A new multi-million Euro initiative funded by the European Commission has been set up to help prevent stroke in patients with existing conditions.
Coronary CT angiography in patients with atrial fibrillation
Matveeva A, et al. - Physicians designed this study to compare image quality, observer confidence, radiation exposure in the standard-dose (SD-CCTA) and low-dose (LD-CCTA) protocols of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Radiation exposure could be decreased ...
Heart Disorders Can Mimic Anxiety or Panic Attacks
A racing heart. A fluttering heart. Both are symptoms of anxiety. However, they can also signal a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), such as atrial fibrillation.
February Medical e-News- 2018
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Mild cognitive impairment impacts health outcomes of patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing a ...
Objective Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is prevalent in atrial fibrillation (AF) and has the potential to contribute to poor outcomes. We investigated the influence of MCI on survival and rehospitalisation in patients with chronic forms of AF undergoing a home-based, AF-specific disease management ...