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Current monitoring of ICDs, pacemakers may underestimate device malfunction

June 30, 2015

The current monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices may underestimate device malfunctions, leading researchers to propose new systematic methods to determine accurate causes of sudden death in patients with cardiac devices.

“With the vast majority of out-of-hospital sudden deaths evaluated by medical examiners or coroners, [cardiac implantable electronic device] problems are often missed in the postmortem investigation, as they are not part of the routine evaluation,” Zian H. Tseng, MD, MAS, from the section of cardiac electrophysiology in the division of cardiology at University of California, San Francisco, said in a press release.

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Renal sympathetic denervation may reduce arrhythmic burden in patients with ICDs

June 30, 2015
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Cardiology Today offers resource featuring expert perspectives from the ACC Annual Scientific Sessions

Cardiology Today, June 2015
Cardiology Today has released a resource for cardiologists that pools coverage from the American College of Cardiology’s 64th Annual Scientific Sessions…
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Preventable risk factors related to half of CV deaths in US adults

June 30, 2015
Preventable risk factors accounted for half of CV deaths in U.S. adults aged 45 to 79 years from 2009 to 2010, according to an analysis published in the Annals of
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Trauma, PTSD may be risk factors for cardiovascular disease among women

June 29, 2015
Data from the Nurses’ Health Study II indicate that female nurses who experienced trauma and elevated PTSD symptoms were more likely to develop cardiovascular…
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