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4 Tips for Data Connectivity During Natural Disasters

2019 10 Sep

Disaster mitigation, response and recovery should form part of an organisation's governance process. For health systems and hospitals, in particular, they have to be always prepared for power outages and other disruptive events caused by severe storms and other natural disasters.   You might also like: Earthquakes and Climate Change - Hospitals... Read more

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British Heart Valve Society (BHVS) Annual Conference 2018

2018 20 Sep

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Protecting cardiac devices against hacking

2018 14 Mar

Medical devices have been targets of hacking for over a decade, and this cybersecurity issue has affected many types of medical devices. In light of recent incidents involving the potential for hacking of cardiac devices (i.e., pacemakers and defibrillators), the American College of Cardiology’s Electrophysiology Section Council has published a paper... Read more

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Cardiac Devices Help Solve Forensic Cases

2017 23 Jun

According to a study presented at EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM 2017, pacemakers and other cardiac devices can help solve forensic cases. Devices have been able to reveal time and cause of death in some cases where autopsy failed to do the same. Lead author Dr Philipp Lacour, a cardiologist at Charité - Medical University of Berlin, Germany explains that... Read more

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3rd Gulf EP Live

2016 08 Jan

The first edition of GULF EP LIVE was formulated and put to plan together by Dr.Mohammed Magdi and Dr.Rajin Choudhury, and was immensely supported by the Gulf Heart Rhythm Society and the Emirates Cardiac society. The European heart Rhythm Association conducted a courses in core topics of EP and Devices. Sharjah University, College of Medical Sciences... Read more

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Predicting Arrhythmias Could Help Prevent Them

2015 02 Oct

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a way of predicting cardiac arrhythmias before they even occur. The finding could lead to an improved cardiac device that is designed to detect and prevent arrhythmias.  The researchers focused on a potentially fatal form of arrhythmia occurring in a condition, called the long QT syndrome, which runs... Read more

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Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators Underused Among Older Patients

2015 23 Jun

According to a study published in JAMA, fewer than 1 in 10 eligible Medicare patients with low ejection fraction (EF) received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) within 1 year after the heart attack despite the fact that ICD implantation was associated with a lower risk of death at 2 years after implantation.   Approximately 350,000... Read more

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Cardiac Device Wearers Should Keep Safe Distance from Smartphones

2015 23 Jun

According to research presented at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM 2015, cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from their smartphones in order to avoid any painful shocks or pauses in function. Dr. Carsten Lennerz, first author and cardiology resident in the Clinic for Heart and Circulatory Diseases, German Heart Centre, Munich, Germany,... Read more