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.

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Cardiac contractility modulation improves HFrEF outcomes

May 10, 2018
BOSTON — In patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction, cardiac contractility modulation improved exercise tolerance and quality of life…
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HRS: How to counsel patients on cardiac device cybersecurity

May 10, 2018
BOSTON — As the potential for cybersecurity vulnerabilities of cardiac implantable electronic devices continues to be an issue, the Heart…
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Elevated particulate matter raises sudden cardiac death risk in women at lower temperatures

May 9, 2018
BOSTON — Women exposed to elevated levels of particulate matter in colder temperatures, even in the short term, are at increased risk for…
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Smartwatches accurately detect rapid heart rate

May 9, 2018
BOSTON — Among patients with paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, three wrist-worn devices measured heart rate accurately at rest and when…
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Marijuana use does not increase arrhythmia risk, may reduce AF risk in MI

May 9, 2018
BOSTON — Among patients hospitalized for acute MI, marijuana use was not associated with elevated risk for arrhythmias but was linked to lower…
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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…
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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…