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

At Issue: CABANA sparks debate over appropriateness of ablation in AF

May 18, 2018
BOSTON — The results of the CABANA trial presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions ignited vigorous debate over whether…
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CASTLE-AF: Ablation reduces AF burden in HF

May 17, 2018
BOSTON — Catheter ablation improved atrial fibrillation burden and time to first AF recurrence in patients with AF and HF, according to new…
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Botulinum toxin suppression of AF maintained at 3 years

May 15, 2018
BOSTON — Patients who received an injection of botulinum toxin into epicardial fat pads during CABG had lower incidence of atrial…
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VIDEO: Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, DPhil, highlights important studies from HRS

May 14, 2018
BOSTON —In this Cardiology Today video exclusive, Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, DPhil, FACC, FHRS, associate chief of the cardiology division at…
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Thromboembolic risk greater with direct oral anticoagulants vs. warfarin when adherence low

May 14, 2018
BOSTON — Among patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation prescribed an oral anticoagulant who had low adherence to their medication…
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PTSD may raise risk for AF

May 13, 2018
BOSTON — Veterans with PTSD were more likely to have atrial fibrillation than veterans without it, according to a study presented at the Heart…
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Study calls attention to thrombosis following LAA occlusion

May 11, 2018
BOSTON — While not frequent, thrombosis related to a left atrial occlusion device for stroke prevention was associated with a markedly elevated…
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Pacemaker best option for older patients with syncope, bifascicular block

May 11, 2018
BOSTON — Patients aged 50 years and older with syncope and bifascicular block had better outcomes if they received immediate pacemaker…
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Alternative antibiotic strategy modestly improves cardiac device infection rate

May 11, 2018
BOSTON — A novel antibiotic strategy lowered the infection rate in patients undergoing surgery related to implantable cardiac devices, but the…
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CABANA: Ablation an ‘acceptable treatment strategy’ for AF

May 10, 2018
BOSTON — In patients with atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation conferred better outcomes compared with drug therapy in on-treatment and…