Press Releases

Heart Rhythm Society Kicks Off Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston to Unveil Scientific Advances and Innovations in Cardiac Arrhythmia Care

May 08, 2018

Thousands of clinicians, scientists, researchers and innovators from around the world will gather together Wednesday, May 9 through Saturday, May 12 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for Heart Rhythm 2018, the Heart Rhythm Society’s (HRS) 39th Annual Scientific Sessions, to explore recent developments in the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology (EP). The meeting will start with a keynote address by Sherry Turkle who will challenge attendees to think about how technological advancements not only catalyze change but affect ways of thinking. 

New Study Suggests Marijuana Use Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Arrhythmias, Instead May Reduce risk of AFib

May 08, 2018

According to new research, smoking marijuana may not be associated with an increased risk of ventricular fibrillation (VF) and ventricular tachycardia (VT) following an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), or heart attack. The study also reported that marijuana users had a decreased risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and in-hospital mortality. The results are scheduled to be presented on Thursday, May 10 at Heart Rhythm 2018, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 39th Annual Scientific Sessions.

New Study Finds Link Between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Increased Risk of Developing Atrial Fibrillation

May 08, 2018

A new study is the first to report a relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and new cases of atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common heart arrhythmia. The large nationwide study included more than 1 million patients with no prior history of AF or atrial flutter. The study is scheduled to be presented on Friday, May 11 at Heart Rhythm 2018, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 39th Annual Scientific Sessions.

Exposure to Air Pollution on Cold Days Can Trigger Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

May 08, 2018

A new study shows that women exposed to particular matter (PM) and lower temperatures for even a short amount of time are at an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). PM is a mixture of hazardous, small particle pollutants that includes dust, pollen, soot, smoke and liquid droplets that get into the air. The study is the largest of its kind in the United States to date and is scheduled to be presented on Wednesday, May 9 at Heart Rhythm 2018, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 39th Annual Scientific Sessions.

New Study Show Popular Smart Watches Accurately Measure Rapid Heart Beat

May 08, 2018

A new study is the first to validate the accuracy of wrist-worn wearable devices in measuring induced paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT), or episodes of rapid heart rate. Three common wearable devices including the Apple Watch Series 2, Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 and the Fitbit Charge 2, were randomly assigned to patients to measure heart rate. The results of this study are scheduled to be presented on Friday, May 11 at Heart Rhythm 2018, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 39th Annual Scientific Sessions.  

The Heart Rhythm Society Releases Communication Strategies for Cybersecurity Threats to Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices

May 08, 2018

Today, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) released communication recommendations to assist health care professionals to understand and prepare for potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). The proceedings statement outlines four key communication themes: when to notify patients, whom to notify, how to communicate with patients, and what elements to discuss with patients. The statement will be presented on Thursday, May 10, at Heart Rhythm 2018, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 39th Annual Scientific Sessions.

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