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Cardiology Management

Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions 2019

2019 08 May

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Long Working Hours and Increased AFib Risk

2017 18 Jul

Long working hours are shown to be associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Researchers found that, compared to people who worked a normal week of between 35-40 hours, those who worked 55 hours or more were about 40% more likely to develop AFib during the following 10 years. "This could be... Read more

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Body Temperature Changes Trigger Sudden Cardiac Death

2015 20 Jul

According to a study published in the Journal of Physiology , sudden cardiac death caused by cardiac arrhythmia can be triggered by changes in body temperature.  Sudden cardiac death can have several causes including inheritable mutations in our DNA affecting structure and function of proteins in the heart. During the study, Simon Fraser University... Read more

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Biosense Webster Launches CARTO® 3 System CONFIDENSE™ Module

2015 18 Jun

Module for Optimized High-Density Mapping During Catheter Ablation Procedures The CONFIDENSE™ Module's Proprietary Algorithm Streamlines Data Collection, Annotation and Validation for the Market-Leading CARTO® System Diamond Bar, Calif. - Biosense Webster, Inc., a worldwide leader in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, has announced... Read more

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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 (Na v ) channels mediate a reaction potential in muscle cells that leads to contraction. The findings suggest that ion leaks in mutant sodium channels could... Read more

Health Management

2014 02 Dec

Silvia G. Priori, MD, PhD, is the Director of Molecular Cardiology and Electrophysiology Laboratories at the Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri in Pavia, Italy. She has been a Professor at the University of Pavia since 2000 and a Professor of Medicine at New York University (NYU) since 2008. Dr. Priori specialises in the clinical management of patients... Read more

IT Management

Mobile Apps for Tracking Heart Health

2014 03 Sep

Two mobile applications that allow patients to track heart health from home have recently been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These mobile apps are from two Silicon Valley startups, AliveCor and Vital Connect, according to an EIN News article. AliveCor said it has obtained the FDA's approval to detect serious heart conditions... Read more