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Can Fish Oil Help Reading?
Discussion Fats and fatty acids are essential for good human health. Saturated fats have hydrogen pairs linked to each carbon on the carbon backbone. They are solid or semi-solid at room temperature. Common examples are butter, lard, or hardened vegetable shortening. They are linked to higher cholesterol and triglycerides and only a small amount of them are recommended to be consumed in the diet. Unsaturated fats have one or more hydrogen atoms missing from the carbon backbone. They are liquid at room temperature. Monounsaturated fatty acids have one hydrogen pair that is missing from the carbon backbone. They are liq...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Shining a light on the nervous system to thwart disease
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, and University of Pittsburgh have received a four-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop enhanced infrared light technology (infrared neuromodulation) for potentially treating a variety of diseases, including cardiac arrhythmias, high and low blood pressure, asthma, sleep apnea and diarrhea, one of the leading killers of children worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

URMC Cardiologist Receives High Honor from American Heart Association
University of Rochester Medical Center cardiologist Arthur J. Moss, M.D., whose research on cardiac arrhythmias has saved countless lives and changed the treatment of heart disease worldwide, was honored with the 2017 James B. Herrick Award at the American Heart Association ’s Scientific Sessions. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a sinus arrhythmia?
Sinus arrhythmias commonly cause irregular heartbeats in children. In this article, we look at the symptoms, types, and outlook for sinus arrhythmia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

FDA warns black licorice can cause heart arrythmia
Beware of black licorice this Halloween if you're over 40, the FDA warns. Eating two ounces for two weeks or more can lower potassium levels, leading to heart arrhythmias and high blood pressure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Don't OD on Black Licorice This Halloween
For people 40 and older, eating 2 ounces of black licorice a day for at least two weeks could trigger an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) and other troubles, the agency warned in advance of Halloween. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Groups Update Guidelines on Managing Ventricular Arrhythmias and Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH The American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Heart Rhythm Society have released guidelines on treating patients who have ventricular arrhythmias or otherwise are at … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care 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 - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Genomic Research is Changing Heart Care
Genomic testing is most frequently associated with cancer testing, but this area of research is beginning to make an impact on cardiovascular care. A recent scientific statement by the American Heart Association shined a spotlight on how the expressed genome can potentially be used to diagnose diseases and predict who will develop diseases such as coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, heart failure, and arrhythmias. According to the statement, scientists now have the ability to address disease at many levels that were inaccessible during the past century. This includes the genome, transcriptome, epigenome, proteome, metab...
Source: MDDI - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Study indicates home monitoring effectively detects potentially fatal fetal heart issues
(Children's Hospital Colorado) As reported in the Journal of Perinatology, researchers from Children's Hospital Colorado recently confirmed that it is feasible for at-risk pregnant women to use commercially available Doppler fetal heart rate monitors for home monitoring to detect heart arrhythmias in their developing fetuses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA clears Acutus Medical ’ s AcQMap cardiac mapping tech
Acutus Medical said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its AcQMap high-resolution imaging & mapping system and the 3D mapping catheter that goes by the same name. Carlsbad, Calif.-based Acutus said it plans to have the system on the U.S. market early next year. It’s designed to detect and display standard voltage-based and higher resolution charge-source maps, and is able to generate real-time, 3D images of the heart chamber using ultrasound. The system won CE Mark approval in the European Union in May 2016. “This clearance will allow electrophysiologists (EPs) in the U.S. access ...
Source: Mass Device - October 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Acutus Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Acutus Medical(R) Receives FDA Clearance for Advanced Cardiac Mapping Technology for Complex Arrhythmias
FDA clearance of the AcQMap® High Resolution Imaging and Mapping System and AcQMap® 3D Imaging and Mapping Catheter is a major milestone for Acutus Medical Clearance allows the AcQMap System to be used with commercially available cardiac ablatio... Devices, Cardiology, FDA Acutus Medical, AcQMap, AcQMap 3D, electrophysiology (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abbott Launches the First and Only Smartphone Compatible Insertable Cardiac Monitor in the U.S.
THE CONFIRM RX ICM COMBINES ADVANCED MEDICAL DEVICE WITH THE LATEST IN MOBILE AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY PHYSICIANS CAN REMOTELY MONITOR THEIR PATIENTS WITH CONFIRM RX FOR EVEN THE MOST DIFFICULT TO DETECT CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, INCLUDING IRREGULAR HEARTBEATS... Devices, Monitoring, Cardiology, FDA, Product Launch Abbott, Confirm Rx, Insertable Cardiac Monitor, Cardiac Monitor (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abbott wins FDA nod for Confirm Rx smartphone-connected cardiac monitor
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today it won FDA clearance for its Confirm Rx insertable cardiac monitor, touting it as the 1st and only smartphone compatible ICM designed to help identify cardiac arrhythmias. The Confirm Rx system includes a sensor designed to be implanted just under the skin over the chest in a minimally-invasive outpatient procedure, the company said. The newly cleared device features incorporated Bluetooth wireless technology to allow patients to connect to the device on their smartphone devices through Abbott’s myMerlin mobile application. Data collected by the device is also transmitted to the...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Abbott Source Type: news

Obesity Bigger Afib Risk Factor in Men than Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Men develop arrhythmia a decade earlier on average than women (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cardiologs raises $6m in Series A to support ECG Analysis Platform
Cardiologs Technologies said this week it raised $6.4 million in a Series A round of financing to support accelerated commercialization of its Cardiologs ECG Analysis Platform in the US and Europe. Funding in the round came from a syndicate of new investors including Idinvest, ISAI, Kurma Partners and Partech and was joined by the previously vested Bpifrance seed fund. The funds bring the total raised for the Paris-based company up to $10 million. “Cardiologs is the perfect example of applying state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to help professionals work much faster and more accurately. And in this cas...
Source: Mass Device - October 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Diagnostics cardiologstechnologies Source Type: news

Nigeria: Experts Call for Basic Life Support Against Cardiac Arrest
[This Day] The Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Arrhythmia Consultants and Research Institute, Dr. Felix Sogade and Electrophysiologist, Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Dr. Joseph Poku, have called on Nigerians to learn basic life support skills as efforts to reduce the alarming incidence of sudden deaths among blacks, including Nigerians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA clears Peerbridge Health ’ s Cor wireless ECG monitor
Health information technology company Peerbridge Health said this week it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Peerbridge Cor wireless electrocardiogram monitor. The New York-based company claims the Cor has the smallest on-body footprint of any wearable monitor and provides multiple channels of ECG through water-resistant electrodes to enable continuous monitoring. Data from a clinical trial of the Cor device, carried out at New York’s Northwell Health System’s Lenox Hill Hospital, indicated that the wireless monitor was superior to a Holter Monitor, Peerbridge Health claims. “Early detection of atrial fibri...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) peerbridgehealth Source Type: news

Tom Petty Died of Cardiac Arrest. What Does That Mean?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Klein / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized famous tom petty songs healthytime Heart Disease how did tom petty die Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tom petty cardiac arrest tom petty death tom petty death how tom petty heart attack Source Type: news

Boston Scientific to acquire Apama Medical in deal worth up to $300m
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said today it inked a deal worth up to $300 million to acquire Apama Medical and its radiofrequency balloon catheter system designed to treat atrial fibrillation. The deal includes an initial $175 million in cash up-front from Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific and an additional $125 million in contingent payments between 2018 and 2020 based on clinical and regulatory milestones. Boston Scientific expects the acquisition to close the 4th quarter of 2017. Campbell, Calif.-based Apama’s novel RF balloon is a single-shot, multi-electrode device designed to combine...
Source: Mass Device - October 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Catheters Mergers & Acquisitions Apama Medical Boston Scientific Source Type: news

Getting to the heart of mapping arrhythmia-related excitations
(American Institute of Physics) Atrial fibrillation is the most prevalent form of cardiac arrhythmia, affecting up to 6 million people in the US alone. Common treatments for severe forms of the erratic beating phenomenon are controversial, and guided by detection methods that are not yet standardized or fully refined. But research from a group of cross-disciplinary scientists, published this week in the journal Chaos, offers a computational approach to understanding the important factors involved in measuring cardiac excitation waves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CardioFocus lands CE Mark for next-gen atrial fibrillation balloon
CardioFocus said today that it won CE Mark approval for its HeartLight Excalibur balloon, designed for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company’s device combines the HeartLight endoscopic ablation system with features that optimize the speed and magnitude of target tissue contact during pulmonary vein isolation procedures, according to CardioFocus. The Excalibur balloon uses CardioFocus’ Dynamic Response technology, which is used to maximize the balloon’s engagement with a person’s pulmonary viens, while cutting the time needed to complete ablation procedures. &ldqu...
Source: Mass Device - September 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat CardioFocus Inc. Source Type: news

Abbott Catches Up to Peers With MRI-Compatible ICD
Abbott Laboratories acquired St. Jude Medical earlier this year knowing that the company trailed behind its peers in the cardiac rhythm management (CRM) space by not having a MRI-compatible pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) system. It seems Abbott has officially caught up in that category though, first with FDA approval of the Assurity MRI pacemaker and the Tendril MRI pacing lead during the first quarter, and now with FDA approval of MRI-conditional labeling for the Ellipse ICD system. Abbott said the recent approval covers one of its most widely-used ICD systems and associated high voltage leads. ...
Source: MDDI - September 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Labeling Business Source Type: news

Abbott wins MR-conditional label for Ellipse ICDs
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that it won an MR-conditional label from the FDA for the Ellipse implantable cardioverter defibrillator it acquired along with St. Jude Medical early this year. The MR-conditional label applies to Ellipse and the Tendril MRI pacing lead and the Durata and Optisure high-voltage leads, the Chicago-area medical device giant said. “When you consider the number of patients each year who rely on the lifesaving treatment delivered by an ICD device, it is critical to continually innovate to provide new benefits to people battling complex arrhythmias and other cardiac conditions,” cardiac ar...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Abbott Cardiac Rhythm Management Source Type: news

Arrhythmia nurses to teach CPR technique on mountain top
Two specialist cardiac nurses are hoping to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death by teaching cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 18, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Apple to partner with American Well, Stanford to launch heart arrhythmia trial with Apple Watch 3
Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) said this week it will partner with telemedicine company American Well and Stanford University to test the performance of its Series 3 Apple Watch to detect heart arrhythmias, according to a Fortune report. The tech giant announced the Apple Heart Study at its iPhone unveiling event earlier this week, saying that the company would seek to use the watch as a replacement for traditional heart sensors, according to the report. The new watch comes with an improved heart rate monitor which Apple claims will collect data including post-workout recovery heart rate and abnormal spikes in heart rate while res...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials American Well Apple Stanford University Source Type: news

Apple Watch Is Getting Way Better Heart-Rate Monitoring
Apple just announced upgrades to its Apple Watch, including changes to how the device tracks a user’s heart rate. The update comes with the Apple Watch’s watchOS 4, which comes out on Sept. 19. According to Apple COO Jeff Williams, the Apple Watch’s heart rate monitor is the most used in the world. Now the feature will be available to view on the Apple Watch’s face, making it easier to glance at quickly, especially when working out or running. The updated feature will also show your resting heart rate and your recovery heart rate—an indicator of fitness progress. The Apple Watch will remind yo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized Apple iPhone 2017 onetime Source Type: news

Sudden cardiac arrest while eating a hot dog: a rare presentation of Brugada syndrome in a child - Ozyilmaz I, Akyol B, Ergul Y.
Patients who are diagnosed with Brugada syndrome (BS) usually experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and arrhythmia when they have a high fever, consume alcohol, and, more frequently, during their night sleep. In some rare cases, an SCA can be seen dependi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Is BioSig for Real This Time With Its Pure EP?
A couple years ago, BioSig Technologies, Inc. was poised to apply for FDA clearance to market its technology to improve treatment of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. Then its scientific advisors advised the Minneapolis company to put more work into that technology, a hardware-software combination designed to present clearer signals during electrophysiology studies and catheter ablation. The technology, Pure EP, is designed to cut through the background noise of the lab and its equipment during cardiac recordings, enabling physicians to target and neutralize the areas of the heart that are causing atria...
Source: MDDI - September 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: MD & M Minneapolis R Software Source Type: news

Cardiac Insight raises $5m, looks to raise $5m more
Cardiac Insight said today it raised $4.5 million in a new C-1 round of funding, looking to raise a total of $10 million in the round to support its Cardea Solo 7-day ECG sensor. Funds from the round will support sales, distribution and marketing of the company’s wearable Cardea Solo device, designed to provide both physicians and patients with cardiac data and help diagnose a variety of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation. “Cardiac Insight has quickly caught the attention of the cardiology community for our game-changing products and revolutionary approach to cardiac care. Our new funding and leader...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Cardiac Insight Source Type: news

How a Bite of A Hot Dog Threatened -- and Saved -- a Boy's Life
It led to a medical crisis, and then discovery of hidden heart defect Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Arrhythmia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 'virtual heart' to simulate arrhythmia
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) A group of researchers from MIPT and Ghent University have proposed a mathematical model which is able to determine the factors responsible for the formation of different fibrosis patterns, which are believed to cause arrhythmia. To reproduce the formation of cardiac tissue, the researchers took a mathematical model -- one that is widely applied to study tissue growth -- and optimized it using the previously collected experimental data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ESC: Frequent Smartphone Afib Monitoring Catches Arrhythmia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But AliveCor device screening trial not powered for clinical outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 30, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Abbott wins FDA nod for HeartMate 3 pump
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today that the FDA approved its HeartMate 3 implantable pump for heart failure patients awaiting a transplant. The approval is the latest for the HeartMate line of left ventricular assist devices first developed by Thoratec, which was later acquired by St. Jude Medical before a $25 billion merger brought it to Abbott earlier this year. Abbott said HeartMate 3 features full magnetic levitation for the pump’s impeller, aiming to cause less trauma to blood cells as they pass through the pump. Although it is smaller than its predecessor, Abbott claimed it has the industry’s largest ...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Abbott Source Type: news

New Jersey family says 'marijuana killed' their son
Michael Ziobro, 22, died in his New Jersey home from a heart arrhythmia. His parents believe that marijuana is what caused the heart arrhythmia. They want people to be aware of the risks of smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana killed a man who died of a heart arrhythmia
Michael Ziobro, 22, died in his New Jersey home from a heart arrhythmia. His parents believe that marijuana is what caused the heart arrhythmia. They want people to be aware of the risks of smoking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia in suicide attempters - Tsypes A, James KM, Woody ML, Feurer C, Kudinova AY, Gibb BE.
Although suicide attempts (SA) occur across a broad range of diagnoses as well as in the absence of a diagnosable disorder, most studies to date have focused on them within a single, specific disorder. Consistent with the NIMH RDoC initiative to identify b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Numerate receives NIH funding to discover new anti-arrhythmic treatments
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase I grant to Numerate to boost a new drug programme for cardiac arrhythmias. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Evaluation of cardiac autonomic function using heart rate variability in children with acute carbon monoxide poisoning - Vural C, Dinleyici EC, Kosger P, Bolluk O, Kilic Z, Ucar B.
Introduction Carbon monoxide poisoning may cause myocardial toxicity and cardiac autonomic dysfunction, which may contribute to the development of life-threatening arrhythmias. We investigated the potential association between acute carbon monoxide exposur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Japan clears CardioFocus ’ HeartLight
CardioFocus said today it won approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for its HeartLight endoscopic ablation system with an indication for treating paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company’s HeartLight system is designed to allow electrophysiologists to control the delivery of laser energy through direct visual guidance to isolate pulmonary veins with a high procedural flexibility. The device includes a compliant balloon to accommodate diverse PV anatomies and has a short learning curve to allow for quick adoption of the tech, the company said. To support the...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance CardioFocus Inc. newtag Source Type: news

Boston Scientific warns on fluke S-ICD death
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) last month alerted physicians after learning of a fluke incident involving its S-ICD pacemaker, in which a patient died when the device’s memory was corrupted by radiation. In a June letter to physicians, Marlborough, Mass.-based Boston Scientific wrote of “a single, isolated S-ICD event that resulted in a device-related patient death in May of this year.” “Boston Scientific engineers have determined that this patient’s S-ICD repeatedly delivered an atypical amount of energy (similar to the arrhythmia induction function) because a specific memory location was ...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific Cardiac Rhythm Management Source Type: news

Could this algorithm be better at diagnosing arrhythmia than cardiologists?
[Image from Lars P. on Flickr]A new algorithm that can go through hours of heart data to detect arrhythmia performs better than trained cardiologists, according to new research from Stanford University. The algorithm gathers data from wearable monitors to find life-threatening irregular heartbeats and allows for data to be sorted through in remote areas where there is a scarcity of cardiologists. “One of the big deals about this work, in my opinion, is not just that we do abnormality detection but that we do it with high accuracy across a large number of different types of abnormalities,” said Awni Hannun, a gr...
Source: Mass Device - July 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Research & Development arrhythmia MedTech Stanford University Source Type: news

Risk factors for myocardial dysfunction after traumatic brain injury: a one-year follow-up study - Lu K, Liang CL, Li PC, Liliang PC, Huang CY, Lee YC, Wang KW, Yang SN, Sun YT, Wang HK.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury has been associated with an increased risk of myocardial dysfunction. Common abnormalities accompanying this pathology include electrocardiographic abnormalities, elevated creatine kinase levels, arrhythmias, and pathol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A sodium surprise
(Washington University in St. Louis) Irregular heartbeat -- or arrhythmia -- can have sudden and often fatal consequences. A biomedical engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis examining molecular behavior in cardiac tissue recently made a surprising discovery that could someday impact treatment of the life-threatening condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Working Too Much Might Tip Heart into Irregular Rhythm
Study shows a link between on-the-job hours and atrial fibrillation, but couldn't prove cause-and-effectSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation, Occupational Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not all astrocytes in the brain are the same, study finds
From afar, the billions of stars in our galaxy look indistinguishable, just as the billions of star-shaped astrocytes in our brains appear the same as each other. But UCLA researchers have now revealed that astrocytes, a type of brain cell that supports and protects neurons, aren ’t all the same. While stars might be categorized by their size, age and heat, the supportive brain cells vary when it comes to shape, molecular machinery and functioning.The findings,published today in the journal  Neuron, should make it easier for researchers to study how astrocytes relate to disease, or to develop drugs that aim...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Post-AF ablation symptom reduction could be partly a placebo effect
Patient assessment of atrial fibrillation symptoms after being treated with catheter ablation may often not match physician assessments, according to a new study. While a number of patients reported relief of symptoms after the treatment, many of those individuals actually experienced persistent arrhythmia despite the procedure, according to the study, which was published late last month in the JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology journal. The study examined patients over 2 years, analyzing the success of AF ablation by evaluating patient reported and physician-assessed AF-related symptoms after the procedure. A total of 54 pa...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Arrhythmia, Obesity Predict Higher Radiation in Coronary CTA Arrhythmia, Obesity Predict Higher Radiation in Coronary CTA
It remains to be seen whether patient-specific factors"can be modified to reduce radiation to patients," but this single-center study"provides us with some intriguing data," says one expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cardiac Insight launches Cardea Solo wearable AF sensor
Cardiac Insight said today it launched its Cardea Solo electrocardiogram sensor designed for diagnosing atrial fibrillation following cardiac ablation. The Cardea Solo device is designed to provide both physicians and patients with cardiac data and help diagnose a variety of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, the Kirkland, Wash.-based company said. The Cardea Solo sensor is a lightweight, leadless, water resistant single-use disposable designed to record ECG data and patient symptoms.. The device can be worn under clothing for up to 7 days, the company said. “Cardiac Insight’s Cardea Solo is a game...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Patient Monitoring Cardiac Insight Source Type: news