More than 35,000 physicians, allied healthcare providers and industry representatives descended on the cavernous convention center in Boston’s up-and-coming Seaport section for the Heart Rhythm Society’s annual meeting.
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The so-called "leadless" implantable cardiac defibrillator made by Cameron Health made its debut at the Heart Rhythm Society’s annual meeting this week, generating considerable excitement among physicians here in Boston.
Two studies presented at the conference, 1 sponsored by Cameron Health to back its investigational device exemption application with the FDA and a 2nd, "real-world" evaluation of European patients, both showed that the subcutaneous ICD has comparable safety and effectiveness rates as more traditional transvenous ICDs.
Patients with a common heart rhythm disorder who received treatment with cardiac ablation were arrhythmia-free longer than patients taking drugs, suggesting that ablation should be a 1st-order approach to managing an erratic heart beat, according to a new study.
Unveiled at this year’s Heart Rhythm Society in Boston, the study found that patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who received ablation therapy were 20% less likely to see a recurrence than patients taking anti-arrhythmic medication.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A new imaging tool could help cardiologists better determine which patients are at the highest risk of sudden cardiac arrest and would most likely benefit from receiving an implanted cardioverter defibrillator, according to researchers at the University of Buffalo.
The researchers reported the findings of the UB Parapet study, touted as the largest PET study imaging study ever done on cardiac arrest, at this year’s Heart Rhythm Society meeting.