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#EHRA2019: Apple Heart Study - abnormal heart rhythm detected by smartwatch

2019 27 Mar

Results of the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to detect irregular heart rhythm (including atrial fibrillation) using a smartwatch, were presented at EHRA 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Some European experts expressed their views about the study.   Atrial fibrillation, the most common... Read more

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Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions 2019

2019 08 May

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Annual Heart Rhythm Congress

2019 06 Oct

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Heart Rhythm Congress 2016

2016 09 Oct

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... 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... 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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Motion-tracking MRIs Reveal Harbingers of Stroke

2015 30 Apr

Researchers from Johns Hopkins have found that specific altered function in the left atrium may signal stroke risk in those with atrial fibrillation, and, possibly, those without it. The findings have been reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association . The researchers performed sophisticated motion studies by using an imaging technique... Read more

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New Mathematical Model Helps Digitalise Heart Rhythms

2015 11 Mar

A new mathematical model has been developed by a team of scientists at John Hopkins led by cardiologist and biomedical engineer Hiroshi Ashikaga, M.D, PhD. The model can measure and digitally map the beat-sustaining electrical flow between heart cells. The approach has been described in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. The team believes... Read more

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CE Mark for MRI-Compatible Pacemaker Leads

2014 20 Oct

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Paul, MN, USA) has received a CE mark approving updated labelling for its Tendril™ STS and IsoFlex™ Optim™ pacing leads, giving existing and future patients with pacing devices access to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in Europe. The leads are used with the Accent MRI™ pacemaker, an advanced pacing platform that provides... Read more