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First patient treated in TERMINATE AF clinical trial

The first patient has been treated in the TERMINATE AF trial (Medtronic). This is a multi-centre study evaluating two surgical ablation devices—the Cardioblate irrigated...


The first 60 years of cardiac pacing

Sixty years ago, the first pacemaker implant was made in Stockholm, Sweden (Senning & Elmqvist) on 8 October 1958. The patient had atrioventricular block...

Cybersecurity safety communications for implantable cardiac devices: Year in review

Cyber security has become a hot topic in recent years. Leslie Saxon writes in Cardiac Rhythm News about the cybersecurity risks for implantable cardiac...


This video has been sponsored by LivaNova. Sleep apnoea is a major chronic disease that can have cardiovascular consequences. Around 40–50% of people with atrial fibrillation (AF) have obstructive sleep apnoea, rising to around 60% in patients with implantable cardiac...


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