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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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June 26, 2015

Cardiac device wearers warned to keep distance from smartphones

Cardiac device wearers should keep a safe distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful shocks or pauses in function, according to research presented at EHRA Europace Cardiostim 2015, held recently in Milan, Italy.

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June 26, 2015

Patients test drive pacemaker before choosing permanent implant

Patients can now test drive a pacemaker outside the skin before deciding whether to have a permanent implant, according to novel research presented at the EHRA Europace Cardiostim 2015 meeting, held recently in Milan, Italy.

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April 29, 2015

First fully-implantable micropacemaker designed for foetal use

The first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a foetus with complete heart block has been developed, with preclinical testing and optimisation reported in a recent issue of the journal Heart Rhythm.1

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May 28, 2014

Leadless cardiac pacing appears safe

A self-contained, single-chamber leadless cardiac pacemaker (NanostimTM, St Jude Medical) has been shown to be safe and feasible, according to a prospective non-randomised study published recently in Circulation.1 The absence of a transvenous lead and subcutaneous pulse generator could represent a paradigm shift in cardiac pacing, say the authors.

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March 28, 2014

Small wireless pacemaker is safe, effective in early testing

A new wireless self-contained pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use in patients, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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March 27, 2013

Pacing in the elderly – comorbidities predict complication rates

Increasing age predicts worsening outcomes with pacing in the elderly. However, absolute mortality and complication rates are modest, even in nonagenarians, and comorbidity is a stronger predictor than age, according to a study1 published recently in Circulation.

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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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