Raising Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest To Save Lives

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October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. The goal is to help the public become more familiar with sudden cardiac arrest, how it affects people and what can be done to help save lives. Sudden cardiac arrest is defined as an electrical abnormality of the heart’s natural rhythm, which leads to loss of heart function. […]

September is AFib Awareness Month!

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Atrial Fibrillation — also known as AFib or AF — is the most common arrhythmia. It affects more than 2.5 million American adults and 4.5 million people living in the European Union, and accounts for approximately one-third of hospitalizations for cardiac rhythm disturbances. It is characterized by a rapid and irregular heartbeat caused when the […]

Updates from HRS 2013!

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Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Session Presents Practice-Changing Data Current practice guidelines typically recommend discontinuing oral anticoagulation with warfarin for patients undergoing cardiac procedures, but two studies from Thursday’s Late-Breaking Clinical Trials session suggest that patients may do better if warfarin therapy is continued. Discontinuation of oral warfarin carries a 13-fold risk for periprocedural stroke and hemorrhagic […]