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Newly published research examined 3,868 atrial fibrillation (AFib) outcomes collected from the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health Study. Led by Morten Fenger-Grøn, MSc, with Aarhus University in Denmark, the study found no association between risk factors and obesity-related measurements, rather identifying lean body mass as the predominant driver of risk for AFib

The D-Heart, manufactured by Genova, Italy-based D-Heart Srl, developed a four-lead smartphone-based electrocardiogram (ECG). It is compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems and can stream results to any smartphone via Bluetooth.

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recently announced the late-breaking clinical trials sessions for the upcoming Heart Rhythm scientific sessions.

An analysis conducted at the Munich Octoberfest found that acute alcohol consumption was associated with sinus tachycardia and other cardiac arrhythmias.

The need for permanent pacemakers in patients with severe aortic stenosis who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) remains a complication, even as TAVR expands into lower-risk groups. That may prove to be a limitation, especially with younger patients who may have decades of life ahead of them.

 

Recent Headlines

Eating chocolate regularly could reduce chances of AFib

There’s nothing wrong with indulging in chocolate regularly—at least when it comes to your heart, according to a new study.

Lean body mass—not obesity—predominant risk factor for AFib

Newly published research examined 3,868 atrial fibrillation (AFib) outcomes collected from the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health Study. Led by Morten Fenger-Grøn, MSc, with Aarhus University in Denmark, the study found no association between risk factors and obesity-related measurements, rather identifying lean body mass as the predominant driver of risk for AFib

iRhythm’s Zio monitor shows superiority in detecting AFib over Holter devices

iRhythm Technologies, which specializes in digital cardiac care, presented encouraging results from a study on its Zio continuous ambulatory monitoring system that showed it is more efficient in detecting arrhythmias than competitors' monitors.

HRS2017: Wearable defibrillators are safe, effective for pediatric patients

A new study from Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital has found that the use of a wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is safe and effective for treating ventricular arrhythmias in pediatric patients at risk from sudden cardiac death.

HRS2017: AI-enabled Apple Watch detects AFib in UCSF study

Apple devices just keep getting smarter. New research presented at this year’s Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) conference in Chicago showed that when paired with an artificial intelligence-based algorithm, the watch can detect atrial fibrillation (AFib). 

HRS2017: Easy-to-use nasal spray first to treat tachycardia condition

Though physicians typically use adenosine, calcium channel blockers or beta-blockers in patients suffering from paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), new research has given evidence that a simple, self-use nasal spray could be effective, too.

4-lead phone-based ECG could improve cardiovascular diagnostics in low-income countries

The D-Heart, manufactured by Genova, Italy-based D-Heart Srl, developed a four-lead smartphone-based electrocardiogram (ECG). It is compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems and can stream results to any smartphone via Bluetooth.

Heart Rhythm Society announces late-breaking clinical trials for annual conference

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recently announced the late-breaking clinical trials sessions for the upcoming Heart Rhythm scientific sessions.

Pacemaker Predicaments: Reining in Implantation Rates in Low-risk TAVR

The need for permanent pacemakers in patients with severe aortic stenosis who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) remains a complication, even as TAVR expands into lower-risk groups. That may prove to be a limitation, especially with younger patients who may have decades of life ahead of them.

Octoberfest study suggests association between acute alcohol consumption and cardiac arrhythmias

An analysis conducted at the Munich Octoberfest found that acute alcohol consumption was associated with sinus tachycardia and other cardiac arrhythmias.

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