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October 30, 2015

Pacemakers identify AF to help stroke prevention

Pacemakers identify atrial fibrillation (AF) and enable initiation of anticoagulation to prevent strokes, according to research presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2015, held recently in Vienna, Austria.1

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April 18, 2012

Pacemakers reduce syncope fainting

Patients who suffer from fainting due to a neurocardiogenic syncope have fewer fainting occurrences when treated with a pacemaker, according to results from the randomised ISSUE-3 study (International Study on Syncope of Uncertain Etiology 3) announced recently.

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December 1, 2011

Airport security scans – safe for rhythm devices?

The safety of security screening with hand-held metal detectors for people with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) has been supported by research published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine.1

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September 7, 2011

REMOTE MONITORING OF PACEMAKERS AND ICDs

Dr Jay Wright, Consultant Cardiologist, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, spoke to Arrhythmia Watch on the benefits of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) and remote monitoring technology. He assesses the benefits for patients’ quality of life and exercise capacity, as well as healthcare savings through reduced hospital admissions. Dr Wright also examines the CRT selection criteria of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), arguing that some patients with atrial fibrillation, judged ineligible, could benefit considerably.

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July 12, 2011

PROF JOHN MORGAN REVIEWS ADVANCES IN REMOTE MONITORING OF PACEMAKERS

Cardiac rhythm management expert Professor John Morgan, Consultant Cardiologist, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, spoke to Arrhythmia Watch on the benefits of remote monitoring technology in patients with pacemakers and ICDs. He assesses the monitoring system’s benefits for clinical efficiency and economy. The UK is in a leading position Europe-wide in remote monitoring technology use.

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