Two case reports—from Michael Kwasman, cardiac electrophysiologist, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, USA, and Rakesh Latchamsetty, cardiac electrophysiologist, University of Michigan Health Center, Ann Arbor, USA—demonstrate...
The agreement will bring real-time, patient-specific heart electrical activity data to cardiac electrophysiology labs around the world to speed up the diagnosis of the sources of atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders.
Abbott enters the catheter-based electrophysiology market with the announcement of an agreement to purchase Topera and the securement of the rights to purchase Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics (ACT). Both companies develop electrophysiology technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders.
Sean D Pokorney (Durham, USA) and others report in JAMA that only 8.1% of older patients who are eligible to receive an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) after a myocardial infarction actually do so. The authors also found that older age did not appear to affect the mortality benefit that is associated with ICD implantation.
A software monitoring program that tracks implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) function could detect devices' malfunctions earlier than current monitoring processes, according to new research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.