Treating a heart arrhythmia in a young dancer
A Yale doctor successfully treated a 10-year-old dancer who had a congenital heart condition that causes abnormally quick heartbeats. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Philadelphia consortium awards $200,000 to developers of pediatric medical devices
The Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium awarded $200,000 in seed grants this week to four startup companies in its latest round of funding to support promising projects addressing the health needs of children. The four companies to receive $50,000 each are developing devices for children with heartbeat arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, cerebral palsy, and developmental dysplasia of the hip. The consortium is funded by the Food and Drug Administration and based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

ICDs Have Come a Long Way in 40 Years
Michel Mirowski and his colleagues gave the field of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) a pretty good start, but what's more impressive is how far the technology has advanced since that first human ICD implant in February 1980. In the past 40 years we've seen ICDs become dramatically smaller, longer lasting, more capable, more personalized, subcutaneous (non-transvenous), and even MRI-firendly. And that's not to mention the advanced data connectivity and monitoring capabilities that the latest technologies offer. So without further ado, let's take a look at the current ICD landscape and the companie...
Source: MDDI - February 4, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Abbott Wins Approval for CATALYST Trial for At-Risk Stroke Patients
This study is an extremely important step in assessing the Amplatzer Amulet as an effective non-prescription drug alternative for patients with AFib who are at an increased risk for ischemic stroke." In an email sent to MD+DI, Abbott wrote, “We already have an Amulet IDE trial underway that is intended to support our submission for approval in the U.S. for Amplatzer Amulet. The newly announced CATALYST trial will support our submission for an expanded indication for Amulet as a safe and effective alternative to NOAC drugs for patients with atrial fibrillation and at risk of stroke.”...
Source: MDDI - February 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Philips Chooses Healthcare Over Domestic Appliances Unit
Philips is set to shed its domestic appliances unit so it can more effectively focus on its healthcare-related businesses. The company’s CEO Frans Van Houten said the separation could take between the next 12 to 18 months. Philips’ domestic appliances business, which includes kitchen appliances, coffee, garment care, and home care appliances, generated sales of $2.53 billion for 2019. “This [Domestic Appliances] business has significantly contributed to Philips, but it is not a strategic fit for our future, as we choose to further sharpen the focus along the health cont...
Source: MDDI - January 29, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Eko ’s New Algorithm Helps Digital Stethoscope Give Insight on Heart Conditions
Eko has won FDA clearance for a suite of algorithms that will allow its digital stethoscope to more accurately screen for heart conditions that include heart murmurs and atrial fibrillation (AFib) during routine physical exams. The San Francisco, CA-based company Eko’s AI identifies heart murmurs with 87% sensitivity and 87% specificity. The company said in comparison, a recent study revealed that using traditional stethoscopes, primary care physicians had a sensitivity of 43% and a specificity of 69% for detecting significant valvular heart disease, which affects more than five million Americans. The AI ...
Source: MDDI - January 29, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Digital Health Source Type: news

Verily Powers up Position in Wearables with New FDA Nod
There are new developments surrounding Verily Life Science’s prescription-only smartwatch. FDA has granted a new clearance for the South San Francisco-based company’s Study Watch to measure irregular heartbeats. The clearance comes one year after Verily received its first 510(k) clearance for ECG for the wrist-worn, sensor-based device. Verily announced in September of 2019 that it collaborated with iRhythm to develop solutions aimed at the Study Watch to improve the screening, diagnosis, and management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib). The collaboration brings together iRhyth...
Source: MDDI - January 27, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Digital Health Source Type: news

Medtronic & #039;s Tiny Pacemaker Is Now FDA Approved for AV Block
The device touted as the world's smallest pacemaker is now FDA approved for patients with AV block, a condition in which the electrical signals between the chambers of the heart are impaired. FDA approved the original Micra Transcatheter Pacing System in 2016 for patients with atrial fibrillation or other dangerous arrhythmias such as bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome. The Micra AV is identical in size and shape to the original device, but has several additional internal sensing algorithms which detect cardiac movement, allowing the device to adjust pacing in the ventricle to coordinate with the atrium, providin...
Source: MDDI - January 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Boston Researchers Say Marijuana May Harm Your Heart
BOSTON (CBS) — Marijuana use is growing in popularity and local doctors are sounding the alarm about the potential harms the drug could have on the heart. They say marijuana carries many of the same cardiovascular risks as smoking tobacco. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital say while more patients are curbing their use of cigarettes, there has been an acceleration in marijuana use that marijuana users are now exceeding cigarette smokers. And the effects of the drug on cardiovascular health are not fully understood. Some studies have linked marijuana use with stroke, arrhythmias, and other heart conditi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Marijuana Source Type: news

Using Neuromodulation to Treat Premature Ejaculation
Men’s sexual health and wellness company, Morari Medical is using neuromodulation for its wearable device to help treat premature ejaculation (PE). The Maple Grove, MN-based company debuted a prototype of the patch-like device at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month. Morari was one of 10 companies in the emerging sextech market to have a presence at the show. Jeff Bennett, the company’s founder and CEO spoke with MD+DI about the Morari Medical and its mission. “Specifically, we’re trying to address the medical condition of PE, ...
Source: MDDI - January 20, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

Prolonged breath-holding could help radiotherapy treatment of cardiac arrhythmias
(University of Birmingham) A technique that enables patients suffering from heart conditions to hold their breath safely for over five minutes could have potential as part of a new treatment for cardiac arrhythmias, say researchers at the University of Birmingham. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More than 2 million patients with heart disease report use of marijuana
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Observational studies have linked marijuana use to a range of cardiovascular risks, including stroke, arrhythmia and diseases that make it hard for the heart muscle to pump properly. The investigators encourage physicians to ask their patients about marijuana use, which can interfere with other medications that a cardiology patient might be prescribed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prolonged ECG monitoring of ED patients with syncope is safe alternative to hospitalization
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) Prolonged cardiac rhythm monitoring will improve arrhythmia diagnostic yield among non-low-risk emergency department patients with syncope. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Abbott & #039;s New Designation Helps Advance its Position in LVAD Market
Abbott Laboratories has won a nod from FDA for a new alternative surgical technique for the HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD). This technique will not only allow more advanced heart failure patients the opportunity to avoid open-heart surgery, but it will help advance the firm's position in the LVAD market.  Dublin-based Medtronic won the same designation for the HVAD in 2018. Abbott said the HeartMate 3 heart pump can now be implanted through an incision in the chest wall. The new FDA nod for HeartMate 3 is based on two studies – the ELEVATE study: a multi-center, voluntary, o...
Source: MDDI - January 8, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Abstinence From Alcohol Cuts Arrhythmia Recurrence in A-Fib
THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 -- In regular drinkers with atrial fibrillation, abstinence from alcohol reduces arrhythmia recurrences, according to a study published in the Jan. 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Aleksandr Voskoboinik, M.B.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

An atomic view of the trigger for the heartbeat
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) Tiny pores in heart cells generate electrical signals to initiate each heart beat. Structural studies of these channels provide details on their functions, and also on their malfunction due to different inherited mutations. These include ones behind sudden death in young athletes. Information on the architecture and mechanics of cardiac sodium channels could help develop better diagnostics and medications for life-threatening heart arrhythmia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ANI Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Bretylium Tosylate Injection, USP 50 mg/mL
BAUDETTE, Minn., Dec. 18, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("ANI") (Nasdaq: ANIP) today announced the launch of Bretylium Tosylate Injection USP, 50 mg/mL. Bretylium Tosylate is a class III antiarrhyth... Biopharmaceuticals, Cardiology, Product Launch ANI Pharmaceuticals, Bretylium, ventricular arrhythmia, tachycardia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antiarrhythmic drug identified as potential treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension
(Elsevier) High blood pressure in the lungs, known as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), is a potentially fatal disease caused by obstruction of blood flow in the lungs. A new study in The American Journal of Pathology, published by Elsevier, sheds light on the pathology underlying PAH and shows that dofetilide, an FDA-approved KV11.1 channel blocker for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias (brand name: Tikosyn), may be used for treatment of PAH. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World & #039;s Smallest Reusable Multi-Vital Wearable Sensor Nabs CE Mark
Campbell, CA-based VivaLNK has received Class IIa medical device CE mark for its multi-vital medical wearable sensor and software development kit.  VivaLNK is a Qmed-qualified supplier.   At 7.5 grams, the reusable patch is the smallest of its kind, VivaLNK said. The company also noted that the reusability factor can increase the economic value of using the patch 10-times or more than single-use devices. Also, VivaLNK said the combination of a wearable sensor and an associated software development kit enables any application developer to build medica...
Source: MDDI - December 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Brushing your teeth may keep your heart healthy
New research that followed a large group of people over an extended period suggests that regular toothbrushing staves off arrhythmia and heart failure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

New heart technology eliminates need for radiology, surgery, and medication
Picture a fly swatter. Based on its design, it ’s easy to understand why we’d pick it over a pencil to swat flies. The “Grid” is no different. This new technology improves on a process that before, as Dr. Randall Bryant, a pediatric electrophysiologist (a cardiologist who specializes in treating arrhythmias) at Atrium Health Levine Child ren’s Hospital (LCH) and Sanger Heart& Vascular Institute (SHVI) says, made mapping arrhythmias “like looking for daisies in a minefield.” In short,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

New heart technology eliminates need for radiology, surgery, and medication
Picture a fly swatter. Based on its design, it ’s easy to understand why we’d pick it over a pencil to swat flies. The “Grid” is no different. This new technology improves on a process that before, as Dr. Randall Bryant, a pediatric electrophysiologist (a cardiologist who specializes in treating arrhythmias) at Atrium Health Levine Child ren’s Hospital (LCH) and Sanger Heart& Vascular Institute (SHVI) says, made mapping arrhythmias “like looking for daisies in a minefield.” In short,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Atrium Health Source Type: news

Tufts Medical Center Offers Unique Procedure To Combat Abnormal Heart Rhythm
BOSTON (CBS) — More than six million Americans have an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. For some people, traditional treatments just don’t work but doctors at a local medical center are using a new procedure to get those patients back in normal rhythm. As the owner of an office cleaning service, 65-year old Pat DeGregorio walks about 10 miles a day, but three years ago, the Winthrop native woke up and could barely move. “I couldn’t breathe,” he said. “I was just gasping for air.” Pat was in an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation or AFib where pacemaker...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Atrial Fibrillation Dr. Mallika Marshall Tufts Medical Center Source Type: news

Optical imaging technique better predicts heart attacks
A new optical technique can determine the differences between potentially life-threatening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA, functional tests stratify heart disease risk by age 3D printing helps unravel rare cardiac anomalies X-ray angiography approach succeeds with less contrast CT whole-heart volume predicts adverse cardiac events Stereotaxis, Catheter Precision treat heart arrhythmias (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Marijuana Use Linked to Stroke, Arrhythmia
in Young People (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Marijuana Use Linked to Stroke, Arrhythmia in Young People Marijuana Use Linked to Stroke, Arrhythmia in Young People
Use of marijuana is linked to a higher risk of stroke and hospitalization for cardiac arrhythmia in young people, two new studies suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Using Marijuana Regularly Raises Risk Of Heart Problems In Young People, Studies Find
By Jen Christensen, CNN (CNN) — Younger people with cannabis use disorder are at an increased risk of heart rhythm problems, according to a new presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. A second presentation says that young people who use weed frequently are at a higher risk for stroke. The first presentation found that a young person diagnosed with a cannabis use disorder had a 47% to 52% greater risk of being hospitalized for an arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, if they regularly used weed. Heart rhythm problems occur when the electrical impulses that make your heart beat in time do...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Marijuana Source Type: news

AHA: Cannabis Use Disorder Tied to Arrhythmia Hospitalization
TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 -- Cannabis use disorder (CUD) is associated with hospitalization for arrhythmia, and marijuana use is associated with an increased risk for young-onset stroke (YOS), according to two studies presented at the annual meeting of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Arrhythmia & EP | Medscape Arrhythmia & EP | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines about cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, paroxysmal tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. Read about diagnostic tests for arrhythmia and arrhythmia management. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Hypoglycemic episodes increase risk of cardiac arrest
Hypoglycemic episodes in patients with type 2 diabetes increase risk of sudden cardiac arrest and ventricular arrhythmia, according to a study published inDiabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews.Speciality Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stereotaxis, Catheter Precision treat heart arrhythmias
Cardiac arrhythmia patients have been successfully treated for the first time...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Stereotaxis, Galgo successfully treat cardiac arrhythmias Stereotaxis brings Niobe to Japan Stereotaxis CEO steps down Stereotaxis names new board chair Stereotaxis revenues edge higher in Q4 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Could a stick-on chest patch prevent thousands of strokes by detecting irregular heartbeats? 
The Zio adhesive patch is almost eight times more effective than existing gadgets. More than two million Britons have an abnormal heart rhythm - arrhythmia - and could benefit from the patch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stereotaxis, ADAS 3D successfully treat cardiac arrhythmias
Cardiac arrhythmia patients have been successfully treated for the first time...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Circle Cardiovascular buys Corstem, inks Galgo deal Stereotaxis brings Niobe to Japan Stereotaxis CEO steps down Stereotaxis names new board chair Stereotaxis revenues edge higher in Q4 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Traffic exhaust fumes at residential address increases the risk of stroke
Black carbon, the sooty black material emitted from gas and diesel engines, is implicated rather than particulate matter Related items fromOnMedica Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Brexit could result in thousands of extra CVD deaths Doctors, charities and patients unite to fight air pollution Particulate levels linked to arrhythmias and embolisms Ending the postcode lottery of stroke care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 31, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AI Beats Out Clinicians in Triaging Postoperative Patients for ICU
How good is artificial intelligence in decision-making? Not bad according to findings from a pilot study that was recently presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2019. Findings from the study show AI in the form of a machine-learned algorithm correctly triaged the vast majority of postoperative patients to the intensive care unit in its first proof-of-concept application in a university hospital setting. As it stands now surgical teams typically rely on clinical judgment to decide which patients need postoperative intense care because there is no single set of fixed criteria to make the determinati...
Source: MDDI - October 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Hypoglycemia Increases Risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest in T2DM
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 -- Hypoglycemic episodes may increase the risk for ventricular arrhythmia (VA) and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Oct. 26 in Diabetes/Metabolism... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Did the Young Mother Have Searing Head Pain and a Racing Heart?
The obvious cardiac tests revealed nothing. It wasn ’t until one doctor thought creatively that the culprit was found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Tumors pheochromocytoma adrenal glands arrhythmia Source Type: news

Can Medtech Learn to Coexist with the Big Bad Apple?
The invasion of consumer tech giants like Apple in healthcare was one of the hottest conversation topics at MD&M Minneapolis 2019 and opinions were widely split over what this encroachment ultimately means for traditional medical device companies and the healthcare industry in general. Let's rewind for a moment to 2018 when Apple dropped a bombshell on the industry with news of FDA clearance to include an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor in its Apple Watch. Industry critics were quick to point out that the ECG clearance was only marginally different from what AliveCor had already been ...
Source: MDDI - October 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Digital Health Source Type: news

Empowering Patients to Take Care of Their Hearts
Hypertension affects about 103 million Americans, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is often associated with hypertension and could affect up to 6 million people per CDC statistics, can be asymptomatic, so patients may be unaware they have it. The CDC also reports that more than 600,000 Americans die each year from heart disease, and coronary artery disease is the most common type of such disease. Also impacting the heart is diabetes—and more than 100 million Americans suffer from it, the CDC reported. “Heart dise...
Source: MDDI - September 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Severe Adverse Cardiovascular Events Associated With Ibrutinib
Risk up for severe, sometimes fatal, events, including supraventricular arrhythmias, CNS events (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Black Licorice: Trick or Treat?
Black licorice is an old fashioned treat that can be harmful if you eat too much. If you're 40 or older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for two weeks could cause an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia). (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac arrest related to mushroom poisoning: a case report - Li S, Ma QB, Tian C, Ge HX, Liang Y, Guo ZG, Zhang CD, Yao B, Geng JN, Riley F.
BACKGROUND: Mushroom exposure is a global health issue. The manifestations of mushroom poisoning (MP) may vary. Some species have been reported as rhabdomyolytic, hallucinogenic, or gastrointestinal poisons. Critical or even fatal MPs are mostly attributab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Can Video Gaming Trigger Dangerous Arrhythmias? Can Video Gaming Trigger Dangerous Arrhythmias?
Ventricular arrhythmias are typically exacerbated by physical exercise, but a new case series suggests even sedentary activities may increase the risk in children with certain conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Intense Gaming Can Trigger Irregular Heartbeat, Fainting in Some Players
A handful of video gamers have passed out when intense sessions caused their heartbeat to lapse into an irregular rhythm known as an arrhythmia, researchers report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BioSig Lands Licensing Deal with Mayo Clinic
BioSig Technologies and Mayo Clinic have joined forces once again, this time to develop a new product pipeline to support some of the more advanced features of BioSig's Pure EP System. Samuel Asirvatham, MD, Mayo Clinic's vice-chair of innovation and medical director of the electrophysiology (EP) laboratory, will lead the new development program. The company previously signed a 10-year collaboration agreement with Mayo Clinic in March 2017. "The new product that we intend to develop under the latest licensing will seek to significantly advance the current arrhythmia treatments," said Kenne...
Source: MDDI - September 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Why Acutus Medical Is Turning Heads
Acutus Medical has landed on the radar of some of medtech's most reputable analysts, including Needham & Co.'s Mike Matson. MD+DI chatted with Acutus Medical President/CEO Vince Burgess to learn why the company is turning heads. AcQMap received a CE mark in May 2016 and subsequently launched in Europe. FDA cleared AcQMap in October 2017 and the Carlsbad, CA-based company launched in the United States in early 2018.  MD+DI: What, in your view, has put Acutus Medical on the radar this year? Burgess: We’re working in one of the most ...
Source: MDDI - September 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Arrhythmia
Title: ArrhythmiaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 10, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

St. Louis surgical instrument maker to start listing on NYSE American
St. Louis-based surgical instrument maker Stereotaxis said Tuesday that it has been approved to list its stock on the NYSE American exchange. The company, which develops robotic technologies designed for the treatment of arrhythmias and to perform endovascular procedures, will start trading on the NYSE American exchange on Sept. 6. It will keep its current symbol “STXS.” “We are excited to list on the NYSE American. This is anot her milestone in our effort to improve awareness of our differentiated… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nathan Rubbelke Source Type: news

Expert Panel Algorithm for Post-TAVR Conduction Disturbances Expert Panel Algorithm for Post-TAVR Conduction Disturbances
TAVR carries a risk for postprocedure conduction disturbances. This first-time algorithm stratifies patients and recommends strategies for assessing and managing these arrhythmias.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 29, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Can Predict Patient Gender, Age From ECG
TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 -- Patient gender and age can be predicted by applying artificial intelligence (AI) to an electrocardiogram (ECG), according to a study published online Aug. 27 in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. Zachi Attia,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news