#Heart Rhythm


Working the Night Shift Linked to Heart Problems, Study Finds

Sept. 24, 2021 – Night Shift work not only disrupts your sleep schedule, but it could also increase your risk of having an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (AFib), as well as coronary heart disease, according to new research. In a large study of 283,657 employed people in the...
Picture for Working the Night Shift Linked to Heart Problems, Study Finds

Hear from 2 Iowa women still battling COVID long-hauler symptoms

IOWA, USA — COVID long-haulers—individuals with long-lasting virus symptoms—are often a silent section of the population, suffering alone and without much lep. Two central Iowa women are sharing their stories about getting sick and the hope that keeps them going. Mona Everson used to love being active on the weekends:...
Picture for Hear from 2 Iowa women still battling COVID long-hauler symptoms

How do we fix atrial fibrillation?

(WYTV)- Nearly three million Americans are living with a heart condition called atrial fibrillation. A normal heart rhythm should beat like a steady drum. Atrial fibrillation is like a chaotic drumbeat out of rhythm. That can bring on blood clots, heart failure and stroke. Christopher DeSimone of the Mayo Clinic...

HRC 2021 to focus on multidisciplinary heart rhythm care

The Arrhythmia Alliance’s 2021 Heart Rhythm Congress (A-A HRC 2021 3–6 October, virtual) returns for its second ever digital edition, which will see more than 250 world heart rhythm specialists deliver more than 200 hours of educational content. In recognition that excellent patient care is the result of a multidisciplinary...

Heart rhythm disorders: A cardiologist shares five things it's important to know

Heart rhythm disorders are one of the most common cardiac problems. Arrhythmias cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly. People can be born with them or develop them during their lives. Elijah Behr, M.D., a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London, shares five developments in the prevention, detection and treatment of arrhythmias.
Bismarck Tribune

Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I'm 65 years old, and I've been diagnosed with a-fib, and also atrial flutter. It used to come and go, but now it's staying with me. I have a patch from an atrial septal defect repair as a child, so ablation may not be an option. If not, can I live with these and still have a good life?

Understanding the symptoms of atrial fibrillation

The human heart beats 60 to 100 times per minute on average, which equates to between 86,400 and 144,000 beats per day. Over the course of a lifetime, an individual’s heart may beat more than two billion times. A fully functional heart is like a well-oiled machine. However, various conditions...

Acute Heart Failure (AHF) Therapeutics Market – Prevention, Treatment and Research Report by 2021-2026

Global Acute Heart Failure (AHF) Therapeutics Market – Insights. Acute heart failure (AHF) is characterized by the inability of heart muscles to pump enough blood through the heart to meet body’s optimal blood and oxygen level. The condition is progressive. It is important to distinguish between acute and chronic heart failure for effective medication. N terminal proB-type natriuretic peptide levels are used to distinguish acute versus chronic left ventricular dysfunction.

When Cardiac Arrest Strikes, Survival Odds Are Better at Airports

If you have a cardiac arrest, your odds of survival are best in an airport or airplane, a new study finds. That’s because automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are readily available and so are people ready to help, researchers explained. “Our findings emphasize that cardiac arrest in travelers is survivable and...

How Music Can Literally Heal the Heart

In a maverick method, nephrologist Michael Field taught medical students to decipher different heart murmurs through their stethoscopes, trills, grace notes, and decrescendos to describe the distinctive sounds of heart valves snapping closed, and blood ebbing through leaky valves in plumbing disorders of the heart. Separately, in music based on...

First patients enrolled in SPACE-AF study

Galaxy Medical announced today the initiation of the SPACE-AF study with enrolment of the first two patients at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Canada. In the study, the Centauri pulsed electric field (PEF) ablation system will be used to ablate both the pulmonary veins and posterior walls in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF). Recently, Galaxy has also enrolled additional subjects in the ECLIPSE-AF study using the Carto mapping system and CE-marked catheters manufactured by Biosense Webster, achieving Centauri combatability with the three market leading cardiac mapping systems and their associated catheters.