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July 30, 2015

First ESC recommendations for arrhythmias and CKD published

The first European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommendations for patients with cardiac arrhythmias and chronic kidney disease (CKD) were presented recently at the EHRA Europace Cardiostim 2015 meeting, and published in EP Europace.1

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April 30, 2014

Trial shows variation in benefits from ICD and amiodarone

A subgroup of SCD-HeFT (Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Trial) patients were harmed by amiodarone therapy and did not benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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May 22, 2013

Lack of quinidine linked to serious arrhythmia

The lack of quinidine accessibility in many countries is a serious medical hazard at the global level, probably related to serious arrhythmias, according to a study1 published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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December 20, 2012

Children with heart devices have reduced quality of life

Children with implanted heart-rhythm devices and their parents suffer from a lower quality of life compared with their healthy counterparts, and may benefit from psychotherapy, according to a study1 published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology.

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December 20, 2012

Syncope associated with increased mortality

The first admission for syncope among healthy individuals significantly predicts the risk of all-cause mortality, stroke, cardiovascular hospitalisation, device implantation, and recurrent syncope, according to a study1 published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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November 15, 2012

New ICD programme to reduce inappropriate shocks

New programming criteria for implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) devices could cut the risk of inappropriately delivered therapy by almost 80%, according to results1 from the MADIT-RIT (Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial-Reduce Inappropriate Therapy, sponsored by Boston Scientific) published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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August 19, 2009

High Rates Of Arrhythmia Recurrence In ICD Patients

A long-term study conducted in ICD recipients shows a high recurrence rate of potentially life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Factors that increase risk can be identified but, even with these factors, it was not possible to distinguish a recurrence-free group.

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July 1, 2009

Implanted Defibrillators: New Recommendations for Drivers with ICDs

Patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) have an ongoing risk of sudden incapacitation that might cause harm to others while driving a car. Driving restrictions are imposed making these recommendations an important guideline for patients.

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