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Cardiology Management

Extra Heartbeats Could Predict Heart Failure

2015 08 Jul

Common extra heartbeats that occur in the ventricles, or premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), could predict heart failure and even death, according to researchers at UC San Francisco. The research is based on more than a decade of investigation of 1,139 participants from the national Cardiovascular Health Study. “We cannot exclude the possibility... Read more

ICU Management

New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Device

2014 12 Mar

As the first hospital in Illinois, the Loyola University Medical Center offers a new high-tech catheter device able to improve outcomes of patients treated for atrial fibrillation, the most common irregular heartbeat.The treatment, entitled catheter ablation, involves burning selected spots of tissue inside the heart with the tip of a catheter, which... Read more

Cardiology Management

Electrical Energy Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation Potentially Viable Alternative to Medication

2014 19 Feb

Treatment using electrical energy, opposed to medications, could be a viable first option for the treatment of certain type of Atrial Fibrillation According to a study published in the February 19 issue of JAMA, treatment with electrical energy (radiofrequency ablation) administered to patients with untreated paroxysmal (intermittent) atrial fibrillation... Read more

Cardiology Management

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

Cardiology Management

Delayed Enhancement MRI Useful For Determining Arrhythmia Treatment

2014 05 Feb

Heart tissue scarring measured non-invasively may help in  determining patients most suitable for procedure to treat irregular heart beatAccording to a study published in the February 5 issue of Jama scarring of tissue in the upper chamber of the heart (atrium) was associated with recurrent rhythm disorder after treatment. Left atrial fibrosis, formation... Read more


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