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Cardiology Management

FCVB 2014: Atrial Defibrillation Without Electric Shock

2014 07 Jul

Electric shocks are effective in treating atrial fibrillation (AF) but they are painful and eventually stop working when AF becomes chronic. A new shockless method of defibrillation returns sinus rhythms to normal using optogenetics. Depolarising ion channels are genetically inserted into the heart and can be activated by light during AF episodes. The... Read more

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