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Using ultrasound to detect potential heart attacks and strokes before symptoms arise

Using ultrasound to detect potential heart attacks and strokes before symptoms arise | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
A study of portable ultrasound carried out in the USA, Canada and India has revealed the potential of this technology for detecting plaques in peripheral arteries that can lead to heart attacks and...
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Discovery of a personalized therapy for cardiovascular disease

Discovery of a personalized therapy for cardiovascular disease | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Montreal Heart Institute have announced results showing thatpatients with cardiovascular disease and the appropriate genetic background benefitgreatly from the new medication...
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Heart arrhythmias detected in deep-diving marine mammals

Heart arrhythmias detected in deep-diving marine mammals | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
A new study of dolphins and seals shows that despite their remarkable adaptations to aquatic life, exercising while holding their breath remains a physiological challenge for marine mammals. The study found a surprisingly high frequency of heart arrhythmias in bottlenose dolphins and Weddell seals during the deepest dives.
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New Clinical Trial Will Evaluate Antibacterial Envelope in Cardiac Implantable ... - MarketWatch

New Clinical Trial Will Evaluate Antibacterial Envelope in Cardiac Implantable ...
The first patient implant was performed by Edward J. Schloss, M.D., director of electrophysiology at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

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Can Hackers Get Into Your Pacemaker?

Lapses in cybersecurity leave hospital records and patients' medical devices open to exploitation...Medical devices can be the weak link that gives a criminal access to a hospital’s data system


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Tiny pacemakers a heartbeat away from widespread use

Tiny pacemakers a heartbeat away from widespread use | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
A new class of miniature pacemakers is being touted as one of the Top 10 medical inventions expected in 2015.
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Stuttgarter Kickers forward scores match-winner wearing heart defibrillator (video)

Stuttgarter Kickers forward scores match-winner wearing heart defibrillator (video) | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
After collapsing on the field in a game back in July 2013, Engelbrecht had undergone four heart surgeries to get back on the pitch.
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Wow of the Week: Eric Topol, San Diego coroner using sequencing to understand sudden, unexplained death

Eric Topol is leading a genetic sequencing study in San Diego to understand the nature of unexplained deaths, most likely caused by a heart arrhythmia.
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Thyroid hormones reduce animal cardiac arrhythmias

Rats that received thyroid hormones had a reduced risk for dangerous heart arrhythmias following a heart attack, according to a new study.
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Technique for cardiovascular diagnostics shows promise

Technique for cardiovascular diagnostics shows promise | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
A new technique developed at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology shows promise for early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
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Eating more green vegetables may aid heart health, reduce risk of obesity, diabetes

Eating more green vegetables may aid heart health, reduce risk of obesity, diabetes | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
In three new studies, researchers from the UK find that nitrate - a chemical found in green vegetables - may aid heart health and reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes.
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Wireless Pacemakers: Rhythm Without Blues - Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic

Wireless Pacemakers: Rhythm Without Blues - Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
Traditional pacemakers are implanted under the skin and attached to a wire that is inserted directly into the heart muscle. The device generates a current that
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Conduction Disorders

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The American Heart Association explains conduction disorders. You can have a conduction disorder without having an arrhythmia, but some arrhythmias arise from conduction disorders.
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Scientists grow first ever contracting human muscle in a lab dish - Medical News Today

Scientists grow first ever contracting human muscle in a lab dish - Medical News Today | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have grown human muscle that responds to electrical impulses and drugs, offering an in vitro model in which to test new treatments and study disease.
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Cardiac arrhythmia could be the reason Beethoven's masterpieces were so unique

Cardiac arrhythmia could be the reason Beethoven's masterpieces were so unique | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
Researchers are speculating that Ludwig van Beethoven had cardiac arrhythmia, which could have led to his unusual rhythmic compositions.
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Can shared accountability improve performance measures?

Can shared accountability improve performance measures? | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
Physicians are often unhappy with the current approach to measuring the quality of care they provide.

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The Doctor Is Out; You May Be in Luck

In some cases, heart patients survive longer when their doctors are away at conferences.

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Novel tool to study life-threatening arrhythmias: A genetically engineered pig

The first animal model with inherited cardiac arrhythmia -- an advance that could lead to better understanding of the biological mechanisms of normal heart conduction and rhythm -- has been developed by scientists.
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ICD-10 and Cost of Care Transparency Among Leading Issues for Physicians in ... - Forbes

The coming year will again be one of major transition for the U.S. healthcare system. Are doctors ready to navigate the ever changing medical landscape?
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Pacemaker Powered by Heartbeats Has Watch Parts

Pacemaker Powered by Heartbeats Has Watch Parts | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
An automatic wristwatch mechanism harnesses heartbeats
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Blood Pressure: Sugar Worse Than Salt?

Blood Pressure: Sugar Worse Than Salt? | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it

Study suggests salt has a partner in crime.

"Added sugars probably matter more than dietary sodium for hypertension, and fructose in particular may uniquely increase cardiovascular risk by inciting metabolic dysfunction and increasing blood pressure variability, myocardial oxygen demand, heart rate, and inflammation," the authors wrote.

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New analysis of the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial results

New analysis of the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial results | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
A new analysis of an important trial of the blood pressure-lowering procedure, renal denervation, shows that the main results may have been affected by a number of confounding factors that...
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No difference in outcome between remote robotic navigation, manual ablation for AF | Cardiology

Cardiology | Remote robotic navigation and manual ablation do not yield significantly different success rates when used for catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to recent findings.
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Sleep Apnea Predicts Atrial Fibrillation after CABG - Medical Research News and Interviews on MedicalResearch.com (blog)

Sleep Apnea Predicts Atrial Fibrillation after CABG - Medical Research News and Interviews on MedicalResearch.com (blog) | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
the evidence to date indicates that obstructive sleep apnea is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation after CABG surgery
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102-year-old woman implanted with pacemaker

102-year-old woman implanted with pacemaker | Electrophysiology & Pacing Science News | Scoop.it
Making her the oldest woman to have successfully undergone the surgery in the private sector, 102-year-old Maya Devi from Panipat was implanted with a pacemaker at the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in the city.
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