Search Tag: Arrhythmia

Cardiology Management

Heart Rhythm Congress 2016

2016 02 May

We look forward to welcoming delegates to the next HRC at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham UK on 9-12 October 2016.The largest heart rhythm event in the UK, Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) provides unrivalled opportunity for health care professionals interested in the management of arrhythmias to share effective practice, show case... Read more

Cardiology Management

Overreliance on Monitoring Telemetry Systems

2015 26 Oct

Healthcare providers typically rely on automated arrhythmia detection algorithms in physiologic monitoring systems to help them identify of any critical or abnormal changes in a patient's ECG. However, the ECRI Institute recently published a report that talks about the hazards of overrelying on these monitoring systems.  There is no doubt that these... Read more

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Controlling Heart Waves with Light

2015 21 Oct

A team of researchers from Stony Brook University and Oxford University have found a way to control the electrical waves of the heart - using light. The findings are published in Nature Photonics. The rhythm of the heart is regulated by electrical waves. If this rhythm goes awry, it may result in potentially fatal arrhythmia. Currently, there are two... Read more

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New Target to Treat Arrhythmia

2015 14 Sep

Scientists at The Ohio State University Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute have identified a new target that could make drug discovery for treatment of heart arrhythmias happen sooner. The results of the research are published in Circulation. The research team led by Thomas Hund believes that the key resides in voltage-gated sodium channels, nanoscopic... Read more

Cardiology Management

Johns Hopkins Study Reveals Defibrillators Boost Heart Function

2015 03 Aug

According to a new study led by Johns-Hopkins, one in four patients with implanted defibrillators experienced improvements in heart function substantial enough to put them over the clinical threshold that qualified them to get a defibrillator in the first place. The results are published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study... Read more

ICU Management

High Incidence of New-Onset AF in the ICU

2015 25 Apr

A new study shows that new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF), a common arrhythmia in the ICU, occurred in approximately 5 to 15 percent of all non-cardiac critically ill patients — a figure exceeding previous estimates. Also, hospital mortality in new-onset AF patients was higher than that of patients without AF, according to the study published in the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Understanding the Causes of Sudden Death

2015 18 Apr

Spanish and US researchers have discovered that the transition to calcium alternans, an arrhythmia associated with increased risk of sudden death, has common features with the magnetic ordering of metals. The new finding, reported in the journal Physical Review Letters, boosts our understanding of the physical causes of sudden death and paves the way... Read more

Cardiology Management

Leaky Channels Might Lead to Atypical Arrhythmias

2015 27 Jan

Canadian researchers have found that leaky transmembrane channels may disrupt normal heart function. According to a new study published in The Journal of General Physiology, voltage-gated sodium (Nav) channels mediate a reaction potential in muscle cells that leads to contraction. The findings suggest that ion leaks in mutant sodium channels could contribute... Read more

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New Software Could Predict Sudden Cardiac Death

2014 31 Dec

A new technology, developed by Antonio Aguilar, and patented by the Galway Hospital in Ireland, is being used to predict cardiac events in people at risk of sudden cardiac death. The cardiologists at the hospital used the technology in 2013 to diagnose and test its accuracy. They are now in the process of prototyping and marketing the software. The... Read more

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