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BioTrace Medical touts real-world data from Tempo temporary lead
BioTrace Medical today released data from real-world experiences with its Tempo temporary pacing lead, touting no dislodgements or perforations and reliable pace capture during and after the procedure. The real-world experiences as well as 2 live cases were presented during the Transcatheter Valve Therapies 2017 in Chicago this week. In a presentation, Dr. Tamim Nazif of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center released data from real-world experiences, including 3 cases from their Medical Center and several hundred other cases which reported no device-related adverse events, no perforations and dislodge...
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials BioTrace Medical Source Type: news

Study: Denervation May Reduce Recurrent Ventricular Arrhythmia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Procedure should be considered early in disease course, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Azithromycin not linked to abnormal heartbeat
Researchers have found the commonly-used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common antibiotic azithromycin not linked to increased risk of abnormal heartbeat, study shows
The commonly used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, an often life-threatening rapid, irregular heartbeat, according to a large study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Common antibiotic azithromycin not linked to increased risk of abnormal heartbeat
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The commonly used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, an often life-threatening rapid, irregular heartbeat, according to a large study published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Azithromycin Not Linked to Ventricular Arrhythmia, Study Suggests (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Azithromycin does not seem to be associated with increased risk for ventricular arrhythmia, according to a case-control study in the Canadian Medical … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ICDs in the Elderly With VT/VF: Be a Doctor Not an Implanter ICDs in the Elderly With VT/VF: Be a Doctor Not an Implanter
In older-aged survivors of ventricular arrhythmia, there are other outcomes besides mortality to factor in the decision to use an ICD, explains Dr John Mandrola.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Ventricular Arrhythmia Common After LVAD
(MedPage Today) -- No mortality association, but study was retrospective and small (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 11, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

A case of survival: myocardial infarction and ventricular arrhythmia induced by severe hydrogen sulfide poisoning - Chen J, Chen S, Mao W.
Most cases of acute hydrogen sulfide (H2S) poisoning in China are caused by sewage processing. With the rapid development of urbanization in China, H2S poisoning is showing an increasing trend. Here, we report a case of survival from severe H2S poisoning. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

VT Ablation Reduces Healthcare Costs, Not Just ICD ShocksVT Ablation Reduces Healthcare Costs, Not Just ICD Shocks
Healthcare costs declined in the year after ventricular arrhythmia ablation, adding to the argument that "perhaps we should consider ablation sooner in the life cycle of VT," the author said. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 5, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Suicidal zinc phosphide poisoning unmasking Brugada syndrome and triggering near fatal ventricular arrhythmia - Prabhu MA, Augustinus R, Shenthar J.
Brugada syndrome is an inherited channelopathy associated with increased incidence of ventricular arrhythmias and has many acquired triggers. Zinc phosphide (ZnP) is a rodenticide and is commonly implicated in suicidal poison ingestion. ZnP poisoning can c... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

ESC guidelines updated to include subcutaneous defibs
The European Society of Cardiology updated its treatment guidelines for ventricular arrhythmia patients to include subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators.  The announcement was made at the society’s annual meeting in London on Saturday. The new guidelines recommend the use of the S-ICD units as a possible alternative to transvenous defibrillators in patients with an ICD indication who don’t require cardiac resynchronization or pacing therapy for bradycardia and antitachycardia. “As the manufacturer of the world’s 1st and only subcutaneous defibrillator, we are extremely pleas...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Boston Scientific European Society of Cardiology Source Type: news

Biotronik launches 2 new studies
Biotronik announced 2 new studies last week that are slated to examine the company’s CRT-D device and BioMonitor implanted cardiac monitor. A 277-patient BioContinue clinical trial will examine the risk of ventricular arrhythmias after CRT-D replacement, enrolling patients over 2 years at 40 centers across 8 countries, the company said. Biotronik said the trial will be the 1st to investigate defibrillator back-up following device placement in heart failure patients with a primary indication for cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators. Patients in the trial will be implanted with Biotronik’s CRT-Ds and ...
Source: Mass Device - August 12, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Research & Development Biotronik Source Type: news

Renal Nerve Stimulation and Ventricular ArrhythmiaRenal Nerve Stimulation and Ventricular Arrhythmia
Find out about the mechanics of cardiac sympathetic hyperactivity and increased incidence of ischemia-induced ventricular arrhythmias -- from left renal nerve stimulation. Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiac MRI in Identifying Ventricular Arrhythmia SubstrateCardiac MRI in Identifying Ventricular Arrhythmia Substrate
What's the clinical value of analyzing ventricular scar tissue to find an ablation approach in patients with ventricular arrhythmias? European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Angry outbursts may up heart attack risk
ConclusionThis systematic review found there is an increased risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attack and disturbances in heart rhythm, shortly after outbursts of anger.This is based on results from nine case-crossover studies. In these, information on feelings of anger in the period before the cardiovascular event, as well as an earlier period, were collected retrospectively. The risk of having a cardiovascular event after an episode of anger was then calculated. The researchers point out several limitations to their review, including the fact that: participants were asked to remember angry outbursts hours o...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Neurology Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Beta1-Adrenoceptor Blocker Aggravated Ventricular ArrhythmiaBeta1-Adrenoceptor Blocker Aggravated Ventricular Arrhythmia
Find out how beta blockers and isoprenaline impact arrhythmias linked to preprocedural anxiety. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Bipolar Mapping, RevisitedBipolar Mapping, Revisited
Have advances in ventricular arrhythmia ablation failed to produce a comparable improvement in procedural outcomes? Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Pharmacovigilance study confirms modest QT interval prolongation with antidepressant use
Source: BMJ Area: News The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning in 2011 that citalopram had been associated with QT prolongation, based on post-marketing surveillance and a small crossover study. However no studies have explored this risk in general clinical populations, or its specificity for citalopram.   This US cross sectional study explored the relationship between citalopram and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on corrected QT interval (QTc), a marker of risk for ventricular arrhythmia, in a large and diverse clinical population.   A total of 38,397 adult patients with an e...
Source: NeLM - Mental Health - January 30, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Some SSRIs Tied to Heart Rhythm Problems (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Citalopram and two other antidepressants were associated with prolongation of corrected QT interval -- a marker of increased ventricular arrhythmia risk, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - January 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ventricular Arrhythmias and Ventricular Assist DevicesVentricular Arrhythmias and Ventricular Assist Devices
Understanding the implications of ventricular arrhythmia in patients with LVAD-supported heart failure is critical to appropriate clinical decision making. Europace (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news