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Study: Patient Experience With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

2016 04 Jan

Approximately 30,000 people in the UK and 326,000 people in the US experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year. The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is used to give an internal electrical shock to the heart within 10 to 15 seconds of an arrest. This reduces the risk of sudden cardiac death and is considered to be the gold standard... Read more

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Monitoring of Pacemakers, Defibrillators Underestimates Device Problems

2015 28 Jun

According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the current monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) such as pacemakers and defibrillators may be underestimating device problems. Researchers from the University of California propose systematic methods to determine accurate causes of sudden death in those with... Read more

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Zoom On: Dr. Michael Glikson - Editorial Board Member Cardiology

2014 26 Aug

Michael Glikson, MD is the Director of the Davidai Arrhythmia Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel, operating under the auspices of Chaim Sheba Medical Center’s Heart Treatment and Research Center. Prof. Glikson established the institute in 2010 after leading Sheba Medical Center’s electrophysiology (EP) and pacing unit since 2002. The centre is the largest... Read more

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Psychosocial Factors in Cardiology

2014 10 Jun

Psychosocial factors such as anxiety, depression or low social status not only increase risk for cardiovascular disease, but lead to worse prognosis after disease onset. Evidence for the importance of psychosocial factors in cardiology is outlined in an updated position paper from the German Society of Cardiology “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kardiologie... Read more

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ICDs Improve Survival in Patients With Less Severe Heart Failure

2014 08 Jun

The preventive placement of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) benefits patients with less severe levels of heart failure, with significantly better survival three years after implantation, a study in JAMA’s 4 June issue reports. The research focuses on a population not often studied in clinical trials, with results supporting the use of... Read more

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Heart Conditions: Early Detection, Early Intervention at this Year’s EMB Conference

2014 11 Feb

Cardiology experts discuss studies showing time as an important factor in the treatment of heart conditionsExperts in cardiology and electrophysiology met at this year’s 8th annual EMB (Expert Meeting Berlin) Conference to discuss critical issues affecting their fields. Among the topics addressed were: How can remote monitoring and early detection help... Read more

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Home Monitoring of Patients with ICDs Provides Economic Benefits

2014 17 Jan

New findings from the ECOST study underscore the economic benefits of Biotronik Home Monitoring for the French National Health Insurance systemBiotronik Home Monitoring significantly reduces the cost of follow-up in patients with implantable defibrillators (ICDs). New data from the ECOST (Effectiveness and Cost of ICD Follow-Up Schedule with Telecardiology)... Read more

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