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

Safety timeout reduces radiation in electrophysiology procedures

May 11, 2017
CHICAGO — Implementation of a safety timeout significantly reduced radiation exposure during electrophysiology procedures, according to…
Meeting News

AIRLESS: Algorithm in ICDs may improve diagnosis of sleep apnea

May 10, 2017
CHICAGO — A sensor featured in implantable cardioverter defibrillators provided comparable data to diagnose patients with sleep apnea and to…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

'As needed' oral anticoagulation similar in safety, effectiveness to daily use for some patients with AF

June 3, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — The use of oral anticoagulants on “as needed” basis by certain patients with atrial fibrillation is as safe and…
Meeting News Coverage

Leadless pacemakers linked with fewer overall complications vs. transvenous pacemakers

May 24, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients requiring single-chamber pacing experience fewer overall complications with a leadless pacemaker than with a…
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Ligation of LAA via epicardial access safe, effective in achieving LAA exclusion

May 19, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure device is safe and effective with epicardial approach, researchers reported at the…
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PRESSURE: Repeat electrophysiological study improves outcomes in paroxysmal AF

May 17, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — A strategy of early assessment with re-isolation of pulmonary vein reconnection may prevent atrial tachyarrhythmia recurrence…
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Leadless pacemakers, subcutaneous ICDs compatible

May 16, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — In this video from the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions, Fleur Tjong, MD, from Amsterdam Medical Center, and…
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Rotor-only ablation ineffective option for nonparoxysmal AF

May 16, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients with nonparoxysmal atrial fibrillation who underwent rotor-only ablation did not reach freedom from atrial…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses efficacy of subcutaneous ICD in EFFORTLESS study

May 13, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — In this video, Lucas V.A. Boersma, MD, PhD, from St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Netherlands, discusses data from the…
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Contact force data reduce pulmonary vein reconnection but do not impact ablation success rates

May 13, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Having contact force data available to the operator during catheter ablation was associated with reduced pulmonary vein…