HeartRhythm Case Reports is a publication of the Heart Rhythm Society and provides rapid online electronic publication of the most important, current case reports, illustrations, and educational vignettes in the field of cardiac arrhythmias and electrophysiology.
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Mina K. Chung, MD, is a Staff Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine in the Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, The Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart & Vascular Institute, and a member of the Department of Molecular Cardiology, Lerner Research Institute, at Cleveland Clinic.
David Slotwiner is Chief of the Division of Cardiology at New York Presbyterian Queens and an Assistant Professor of Medicine and faculty of the School of Health Policy and Research at Weil Cornell Medical Center in New York.
The Kansas City Heart Rhythm Symposium is the first EP-focused medical education event for the neighboring four state regions. A variety of topics will provide specialists and generalists an update on the evolution of disease processes, diagnostic tools, therapeutic strategies and ethical issues in the advancement of patient care.
On February 26, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of 48 individual Medtronic ICDs and CRT-Ds, identified by the devices' serial numbers.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Medical Device Safety Communication announcing a firmware update that addresses 2 previously reported safety concerns. The update includes a battery performance alert and improved cybersecurity for certain high voltage implantable cardiac devices (ICDs and CRT-Ds). Abbott has sent a medical device advisory to physicians making them aware of the firmware update.
2018 ACC/HRS/NASCI/SCAI/SCCT Expert Consensus Document on Optimal Use of Ionizing Radiation in Cardiovascular Imaging: Best Practices for Safety an...33740
The Heart Rhythm Society endorsed the document on January 10, 2018.
May 2, 2018—The stimulus to create this document was the recognition that ionizing radiation-based cardiovascular procedures are being performed with increasing frequency. Although the clinical benefit of these procedures is substantial, there is concern about the implications of medical radiation exposure both to patients and to medical personnel. This document’s purpose is to assist cardiovascular practitioners to provide optimal cardiovascular care when employing ionizing radiation in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
This document is a more comprehensive treatment of the knowledge base covered in two documents published under this document’s title with subtitles "Part 1: Radiation Physics and Radiation Biology" and "Part 2: Radiological Equipment Operation, Dose-Sparing Methodologies, Patient and Medical Personnel Protection."
Medtronic Extends Voluntary Recall to Include 752 ICDs and CRT-D Units Due to Lack of Electrical Shock Delivery
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