Tag Archives: Cardiac

What if cardiac ablation fails

He asserted that this is the first study to investigate long-term clinical outcomes of AF patients with unsuccessful rhythm control following repeated catheter ablation. The retrospective analysis was conducted in 1, patients who underwent catheter ablation after failing pharmacologic treatment of AF. All had been maintained on anticoagulation therapy. The average time to stroke after… Read More »

Are there benefits of cardiac catheterization for stable coronary artery disease?

One of the main causes of chest pain is a blockage of blood flow down the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that deliver oxygenated blood to our heart muscle to allow it to beat. Depending on how fast the blockage forms, it is labeled as either a stable or unstable blockage. Unstable blockages occur quickly… Read More »

Optimizer System for Cardiac Contractility Modulation: Interview with Dr. Ishu Rao, Medical Director of Impulse Dynamics

Impulse Dynamics, based in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, has developed the Optimizer system, a device designed to improve myocardial contractility in patients with heart failure. The system is intended to improve the quality of life of heart failure patients by reducing the severity of their symptoms. At present, many heart failure patients have few options… Read More »

Can you survive cardiac arrest

This is not a fancy technology born in a gleaming lab, yet it is one of the most significant recent breakthroughs in medicine. Stem cells: Back when I was in medical school, I learned that any damage to the heart from a heart attack was permanent. If a passerby jumps in and gives CPR, as… Read More »

Stereotaxis Unveils New Magnetic Robotic Cardiac Navigation System

May 14th, 2019 Editors Cardiology, Radiology Stereotaxis, a company that has developed robotic magnetic navigation technology to deliver catheters to the heart during ablation procedures, is introducing its latest generation system. The new Stereotaxis Genesis RMN platform features smaller magnets that can rotate around their center of mass, and which are positioned inside robotic arms… Read More »

Commonly used heart drug associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest

A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain) is associated with an increased risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, according to results from the European Sudden Cardiac Arrest network (ESCAPE-NET) presented today at EHRA 2019.1 Sudden cardiac arrest causes around half of cardiac deaths in Europe and one in five… Read More »