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SELECT-LV: Wireless LV endocardial pacing may benefit CRT nonresponders

SELECT-LV: Wireless LV endocardial pacing may benefit CRT nonresponders
May 22, 2015

Read the Perspective from John D. Day, MD, FHRS, FACC

BOSTON — A wireless left ventricular endocardial pacing system could be a viable alternative for patients with HF in whom cardiac resynchronization therapy is not beneficial, researchers reported at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions.

The SELECT-LV nonrandomized pilot study included 39 patients with HF (mean age, 65 years; 88% men; mean LV ejection fraction, 25.6%; mean baseline QRS, 174 ms) with an indication for CRT but who were unsuited for or did not respond to conventional CRT.

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ProMRI: ICD safe in patients undergoing cardiac, thoracic spine MRI

May 21, 2015
BOSTON — An implantable cardioverter defibrillator was safe and effective in patients undergoing a cardiac or thoracic spine MRI at 1.5 T, according to the results…
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Hip flexor muscle exercise may mitigate walking pain in patients with PAD

May 21, 2015
Exercise training for the hip flexor muscle could mitigate calf pain while walking and increase walking distance among patients with peripheral arterial disease…
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Effect of exercise on AF risk differs by sex

May 21, 2015
BOSTON — Among those with atrial fibrillation, women who engage in moderate and vigorous physical activity and men who engage in moderate physical activity have a…
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Metformin plays role in reducing MI, heart failure risk

May 21, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Even slight weight effects associated with metformin use may reduce risk for myocardial infarction and heart failure, according to a presenter…
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