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

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…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Smartwatch heart rate sensor capable of detecting atrial fibrillation

May 15, 2017
CHICAGO — According to a study presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions, the heart rate sensor of the Apple Watch can…
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REVEAL-AF: Silent AF common in high-risk patients

May 12, 2017
CHICAGO — New data from REVEAL-AF showed that approximately 30% of patients at high risk for atrial fibrillation but previously undiagnosed had…
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AEIOU: Regardless of interruption during AF ablation, apixaban comparable to warfarin for stroke prevention

May 12, 2017
CHICAGO — The efficacy and safety of uninterrupted or interrupted apixaban was similar to uninterrupted warfarin for stroke prevention at the…
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Transcatheter leadless pacemaker successful in real-world setting

May 11, 2017
CHICAGO — A transcatheter leadless pacemaker had a high implant success rate and a low rate of major complications at 30 days, according to…
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ADVANCEIII: Long-detection programming beneficial for patients with single-chamber ICDs

May 11, 2017
CHICAGO — In patients with single-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillators, extending the duration of monitoring delay before initiating…