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Articles tagged ‘ablation’

June 26, 2015

Uninterrupted anticoagulation in cardiac ablation and implantation

Uninterrupted anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists during ablation and device implantation is recommended in a position paper from the European Heart Rhythm Association, published recently in EP Europace.1

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April 30, 2014

Induced trance helps anxiety in AF ablation

Visualising a ‘safe place’ reduces operative pain, according to research1 presented recently at EuroHeartCare 2014, held in Stavanger, Norway. Nurses guided patients into a trance and found it helped patients cope with pain and anxiety during ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), it was reported.

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October 30, 2013

First non-thermal ablation using photodynamic therapy

Non-thermal photodynamic therapy (PDT)-mediated catheter ablation is a potentially novel treatment for cardiac arrhythmias, according to a report1 on the first non-thermal ablation using a custom-made deflectable laser catheter (Arai-Medphoton), published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.

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March 27, 2013

AF ablation improves exercise in heart-failure

Radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is superior to rate control for improving exercise performance in individuals with heart failure, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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