Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions

Healio brings you the highlights from the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from HRS, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

Meeting News

ICDs, CRT linked to improved survival in chronic kidney disease

May 24, 2017
CHICAGO — Implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy may be associated with increased survival in patients…
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Consider benefit, embolic event risk in left atrial appendage isolation

May 23, 2017
CHICAGO — Electrical isolation of the left atrial appendage during reablation in patients with recurrent atrial fibrillation may confer benefit…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Novel endovascular balloon may decrease mortality in superior vena cava tears

May 22, 2017
CHICAGO — A novel compliant endovascular balloon may have the potential to save lives in patients who experience superior vena cava tears…
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MRI safe in patients with implantable cardiac devices with abandoned leads

May 18, 2017
CHICAGO — When performed with careful monitoring, MRI is a safe option for patients with cardiac electronic implantable devices and abandoned…
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Wireless pacing system may confer long-term benefits in patients with HF

May 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Patients who had a wireless pacing system implanted to receive cardiac resynchronization therapy for the treatment of HF saw positive…
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Delayed use of anticoagulants in AF increases risk for dementia

May 17, 2017
CHICAGO — In individuals with atrial fibrillation, dementia rates increased when anticoagulant treatment was delayed more than 30 days from…
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RAID: Ranolazine may decrease ventricular tachycardia events

May 16, 2017
CHICAGO — In high-risk patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators, ranolazine did not reduce the composite outcome of ventricular…
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Chronic leadless pacemaker can be retrieved successfully

May 16, 2017
CHICAGO — Retrieval of a self-contained chronic leadless pacemaker was successful in 90% of cases, according to findings presented at the Heart
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EWOLUTION: Left atrial appendage closure device safe, effective at 1 year

May 16, 2017
CHICAGO — A left atrial appendage closure device successfully reduced stroke and had a high implant success rate at 1 year among patients with…
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POWDER-AF: Continuing ineffective antiarrhythmic drug therapy after ablation may reduce risk for atrial tachyarrhythmias

May 15, 2017
CHICAGO — Continuing previously ineffective antiarrhythmic drug therapy after pulmonary vein isolation was associated with lower prevalence of…
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