Tag: arrhythmia

Micra Leadless Pacemaker Holds Up at 2 Years in Real-World Use

Early benefits associated with the Micra leadless pacemaker (Medtronic) appear to be sustained through 2 years among more than 10,000 Medicare patients, according to new...

Angiography Can Wait for Cardiac Arrest Without ST-Elevation

A protocol of immediate angiography provided no mortality benefit over a strategy or delayed or more selective angiography among patients resuscitated from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest...

LOOP Trial Undercuts Long-term Continuous ECG Screening for AF

Maybe short, asymptomatic bouts of atrial fibrillation (AF) that show up on long-term, continuous monitoring aren’t worth hunting for just so oral anticoagulation (OAC) can...

‘Ablate and Pace’ Cuts Mortality in HF, Permanent AF

When a patient has permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) and advanced heart failure (HF), rate control therapy is an option but an “ablate-and-pace” strategy may be...

AF, Fibrosis Ablation Falls Short, but Signs of Hope

The addition of image-guided atrial fibrosis ablation did not significantly reduce the risk of recurrence relative to pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) alone in patients with...

ICMs Detect Serious Arrhythmias in High-Risk Post-MI: SMART-MI

After a myocardial infarction, implantable cardiac monitors (ICMs) are sensitive for detecting serious arrhythmias in patients with cardiac autonomic dysfunction but only moderately reduced left...

Can Yoga Help Treat Atrial Fibrillation?

If you’ve got an irregular heart rhythm from atrial fibrillation (AFib), it’s not a stretch to think about trying out some gentle yoga. “Heart rhythm...

Class I Recall of Boston Scientific INGENIO Family of Pacemakers

Boston Scientific has recalled the INGENIO family of pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps) because the devices may incorrectly transition to safety mode. Safety...

Prefer DOACs Over Aspirin After Ventricular Ablations: STROKE-VT

Catheter ablation has been around a lot longer for ventricular arrhythmia than for atrial fibrillation, but far less is settled about what antithrombotic therapy should...

Coroner: Black man in SC jail likely died of cardiac event

A coroner says that a mentally ill Black man who died after an encounter with deputies in a South Carolina jail earlier this year likely...

More Evidence Links COVID Vaccines to Rare Myocarditis in Youth

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Swelling of the heart appears to be a very rare side...

Evidence Builds for iPhone 12 Interference With Cardiac Devices

Further evidence that powerful magnets in some Apple iPhones can interfere with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) comes from a small study that also suggests...

Dispatch System Boosts Bystander CPR in Those With Limited English

The improved Los Angeles medical dispatch system prompted more callers with limited English proficiency to initiate telecommunicator-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (T-CPR), compared with the previous system,...

Mavacamten Boosts Quality of Life in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Of patients with symptomatic, obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treated with the investigational oral agent mavacamten, more than twice as many, compared with placebo, had a very...

Focus on Effective Chest Pumps, Shocks

The keys to effective resuscitation in the hospital setting include effective compression and early defibrillation, a hospitalist told colleagues. She also urged them to consider...

Hyperinvasive Care, Better Cardiac Arrest Outcomes?

Patients with refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) receiving “hyperinvasive” rather than standard care had better overall outcomes, researchers in the randomized Prague OHCA trial conclude....

Underlying Heart Rhythm, Not ICD Shocks, Drives Mortality

Combined data from five implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) trials suggest that it is the underlying arrhythmic disorder, rather than the ICD therapy itself, that affects mortality...

Coffee Intake May Be Driven by Cardiovascular Symptoms

An examination of coffee consumption habits of almost 400,000 people suggests that those habits are largely driven by a person’s cardiovascular health. Data from a...

Some NP Thyroid Lots Recalled Due to Reduced Potency

In its third voluntary recall in the past year, Acella Pharmaceuticals has announced a nationwide recall of specific lots of its popular hypothyroid treatment NP Thyroid...

New-Onset Anxiety, Depression an Ongoing Risk for ICD Patients

Testing for anxiety or depression should be offered periodically — perhaps for months to years — to patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), not just...

Trade-offs Between S-ICD, Transvenous ICDs Shown in EFFORTLESS

One of the largest and longest follow-ups of patients implanted with the subcutaneous-lead implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD), now marketed as the EMBLEM S-ICD (Boston Scientific),...

Heart Rate Variability a Biomarker of Bipolar Disorder Severity?

Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) is associated with severity in patients with bipolar disorder (BD), in terms of both individual and overall measures of disease...

Post-COVID Cardiac Involvement Rare in College Athletes

Young athletes are unlikely to experience ongoing heart problems post–COVID-19 infection. In a multicenter study conducted during September-December 2020, only 0.7% of 3,018 collegiate athletes...

Paroxysmal AF Can Recur but Burden Plunges After Durable Ablation

A randomized comparison of two ablation catheter designs in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) may say less about the choice of equipment than the...

Black Patients With Sarcoidosis Have More Systemic, CV Disease

Black patients diagnosed by dermatologists with cutaneous sarcoidosis were significantly more likely to have unrecognized systemic organ involvement than were non-Black patients, according to a...