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New Study Links Early Menopause To Lower Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation

May 15, 2015

A largest-of-its kind study has found that women who experience menopause at a younger age are at a decreased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). The study followed nearly 18,000 women and revealed that women experiencing menopause younger than 44 years had a significantly lower risk of AF than women entering menopause between the ages of 44-50. The research was presented today at Heart Rhythm 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th Annual Scientific Sessions.

New Study Shows Save Levels of Exercise Differ For Men and Women With Atrial Fibrillation

May 15, 2015

 BOSTON – New research reports significant differences between men and women with atrial fibrillation (AF) and the safety of intense physical activity. The study found that both moderate and vigorous levels of exercise are safe for women living with AF. However, vigorous levels of exercise are associated with an increased risk of AF in men. The research, analyzing data from a large-scale or robust patient population of nearly 380,000 patients, was presented today at Heart Rhythm 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th Annual Scientific Sessions.

Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Results Announced At Heart Rhythm 2015: New Study Examines Performance Of The World's Smallest Pacemaker

May 15, 2015

The first-in-human trial of a new miniaturized leadless pacemaker implanted directly inside the heart found that the transcatheter pacing system (TPS) can be safely and effectively applied in patients with a slow heart rhythm. Early performance results from the international Micra™ Transcatheter Pacing Study were presented today at Heart Rhythm 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th Annual Scientific Sessions.

Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Results Announced At Heart Rhythm 2015: Botox Injections Help Prevent Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery

May 14, 2015

The first study to examine the safety and efficacy of botulinum toxin (botox) injections into epicardial fat pads during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery found that the approach not only reduces the incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation (AF), but also provides substantial AF suppression after one year. The results showing the benefit of botox injections after cardiac surgery were presented today at Heart Rhythm 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th Annual Scientific Sessions.

New Expert Consensus Statement By Heart Rhythm Society Addresses Three Cardiovascular Disorders Involving The Nervous System

May 14, 2015

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has released a first-of-its-kind expert consensus statement on three specific cardiovascular disorders that also involve the autonomic nervous system. The 2015 Heart Rhythm Society Expert Consensus Statement on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia, and Vasovagal Syncope was written by an international group of experts and presented today at Heart Rhythm 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th Annual Scientific Sessions.

Heart Rhythm Society's Annual Scientific Sessions Kicks Off In Boston To Showcase How Technology Is Shaping The Future Of Cardiac Arrhythmia Care

May 13, 2015

Today, Heart Rhythm 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society’s (HRS) 36th Annual Scientific Sessions and this year’s leading conference on cardiac arrhythmias commences at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This year’s meeting will focus on the power of interactivity – how networks, both technological and personal, are connecting to propel the science, discovery, and innovation of the electrophysiology (EP) field.

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