Archive | May, 2012

New guidance for management of asymptomatic young people with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome

A consensus statement on the management of asymptomatic patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome has been presented at The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2012 Scientific Sessions. This statement should help clarify which young people should undergo catheter ablation. While there is a small chance that an asymptomatic young person could end up having a life-threatening arrhythmia, […]

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Exercise Testing in Asymptomatic Patients After Revascularization: Does it worth the effort?

Exercise Testing in Asymptomatic Patients After Revascularization: Worth the Effort? Exercise echocardiography in asymptomatic patients after revascularization can identify those at high risk, but these patients do not necessarily benefit from repeat revascularization, according to a retrospective study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers studied some 2100 asymptomatic patients who underwent exercise echocardiography roughly […]

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Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT)

What is Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia? CPVT is a rare condition that affects the heart of otherwise fit and healthy people. It causes the heart to beat abnormally quickly, usually at times of exercise (particularly swimming) or times of high emotion, and can result in dizziness, sudden loss of consciousness or even death. It most […]

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A new breakthrough technology designed to improve diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias

  The Zio® Patch is a long-term cardiac rhythm monitor that provides continuous monitoring for up-to-14 days (significantly longer than the time period of a typical Holter). By providing a longer time period of continuous recording, the Zio® Patch improves the likelihood of capturing arrhythmias and provides for an equal or higher diagnostic yield versus […]

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