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

Telemedicine improved access to care for children with arrhythmia disorders

May 12, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Using telemedicine for pediatric electrophysiology was a cost-effective option to improve access to subspecialty care with…
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Body scanners at airports may not interfere with ICDs, pacemakers

May 11, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Body scanners at security checkpoints at airports did not interfere with the functionality of cardiac implantable devices…
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UNTOUCHED: Subcutaneous ICD effective for primary sudden cardiac death prevention

May 10, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — A subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator was safe and effective in a higher-risk population than had been…
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Implantable defibrillator benefits high-risk patients after PCI for STEMI

May 10, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Prophylactic implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator within 90 days of undergoing PCI for STEMI reduced risk…
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BeAT-HF: Baroreflex activation therapy benefits certain patients with HFrEF

May 10, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — In certain patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction, baroreflex activation therapy was associated with improvements in…
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REAFFIRM: Rotor ablation similar to conventional ablation in persistent AF

May 10, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Focal impulse rotor modulation-guided rotor ablation was not superior to conventional ablation for treatment of persistent…
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Risk scores predict outcomes after ventricular tachycardia ablation

May 10, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Two risk scores accurately predicted adverse outcomes after ventricular tachycardia ablation in patients with nonischemic…
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His-SYNC: His bundle pacing not superior to biventricular pacing in cardiac resynchronization therapy

May 9, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — His bundle pacing as first-line therapy did not improve ECG or echocardiographic parameters compared with biventricular pacing…
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ERADICATE-AF: Renal denervation may help eliminate AF in certain patients

May 9, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — In patients with atrial fibrillation and hypertension, performing renal artery denervation in addition to catheter ablation…
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TREAT-AF: Vagus nerve stimulation reduces AF burden

May 9, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve reduced atrial fibrillation burden compared with a sham procedure…