Electrophysiology & Arrhythmia

The incidence of CIED infection in the U.S. has been increasing for the past two decades, according to work published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology this month.

Artificial intelligence is emerging as a hot tool for diagnosing rhythm disorders.

More than 30% of Danish heart patients with an ICD resume driving during a “banned period” following their index procedure, researchers reported at the ESC Congress in Paris on Sept. 3.

Continuous at-home monitoring with smart device-based photoplethysmography technology could be a viable strategy for AFib screening and early detection, according to a population-level study out of China.

A study funded by the Mayo Clinic and published in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology this week suggests AI could be successfully applied to ECG data to measure a person’s overall health status.

A study of more than 181,000 patients at the Mayo Clinic has proven the efficacy of an AI algorithm in spotting AFib on seemingly normal EKGs, the Daily Mail reports.

A combination of 107 chest compressions per minute at a depth of 4.7 centimeters is the optimal CCR-CCD (chest compression rate-chest compression depth) ratio for survival after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, researchers reported August 14 in JAMA Cardiology.

Overall exposure to ionizing radiation for patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation of AFib is “acceptable” in most cases, according to research published in the American Journal of Cardiology—but obese patients are exposed to a higher dose than their normal-weight counterparts.

Non-selective His bundle pacing is noninferior to selective HBP in patients undergoing de novo permanent pacemaker implantation for bradycardia, according to a study that revealed similar outcomes for death and HF between the two therapies.

The odds a heart patient will experience complications after they’re implanted with a cardiac device vary depending on where they receive care, according to work published in the Annals of Internal Medicine July 30.

Sixty-nine people have survived out-of-hospital cardiac arrests at Hawaii’s airports since an AED program was first implemented in 2006, the Oregonian reports.

Medications used to treat atrial fibrillation—namely amiodarone—could increase older patients’ risk of fainting and falling, Danish researchers have found.