Heart Rhythm Society

The latest news from the HRS Scientific Sessions, with physician perspective, researcher interviews and clinician insight on arrhythmia disorders.

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Tool calculates risk for life-threatening events in long QT syndrome

May 21, 2020
Researchers have developed an online calculator to assess 5-year risk for life-threatening arrhythmic events in patients with long QT syndrome…
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Personalized risk assessment may predict ICD benefit

May 19, 2020
The risk for ventricular tachyarrhythmic events weighted against the risk for nonarrhythmic mortality predicted the likely benefit of implantable…
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Heated saline needle catheter eliminates ventricular tachycardia during radiofrequency ablation

May 18, 2020
Radiofrequency ablation with a heated saline needle catheter was effective in eliminating clinical ventricular tachycardia in patients who did not…
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Leadless pacemaker confers similar complications, survival at 30 days as transvenous device

May 13, 2020
Patients who received a leadless pacemaker had similar rates of acute complications and survival at 30 days as those who received a transvenous VVI…
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Smartwatch notifications improve medication adherence for AF

May 12, 2020
Patients with atrial fibrillation who received smartwatch notifications in addition to standard care had better adherence to oral anticoagulation…
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PINNACLE FLX: Next-generation LAA closure device safe, effective

May 12, 2020
A next-generation device for closure of the left atrial appendage to prevent thrombus embolization in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation…
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Atrial fibrosis predicts poor outcomes in embolic stroke of undetermined source

May 11, 2020
In patients with embolic stroke of undetermined source, atrial fibrosis predicted recurrent stroke or new atrial fibrillation, according to data…
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Pacemakers with Bluetooth capabilities confer improved transmission success rates

May 11, 2020
Pacemakers that were compatible with technology for remote monitoring with a smartphone or tablet had a higher rate of scheduled transmission success…
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New brain infarcts present at 2 years in more than 5% of patients with AF despite anticoagulation

May 10, 2020
In well-treated patients with atrial fibrillation, most of whom were on oral anticoagulation, more than 5% had a new brain infarct at 2 years…
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Single radiation treatment may reduce ventricular tachycardia burden

May 9, 2020
A single noninvasive radiation therapy treatment safely reduced the burden of ventricular tachycardia, with effects persisting for 2 years in most…

Meeting Calendar

Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions

May 19, 2021 - May 22, 2021