Arrhythmia & EP

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  • ACC 'Closed-Loop Stimulation' Pacing May Relieve Recurrent Syncope Only a minority of patients would be paced with closed-loop stimulation, but the lack of effective drug treatments and scope of the problem weigh in its favor.
  • ACC Valve-in-Valve TAVR as Safe as Native-Valve TAVR: Registry "There's no signal for harm" is the best interpretation, some said, given limits of registry data; but others said putting a transcatheter valve into a standard prosthetic valve had the edge on safety.
  • Cafes, ATMs Might Be Good Places for Defibrillators Storing defibrillators at coffee shops and banks with automated teller (ATM) machines might help bystanders provide faster emergency aid to patients having a cardiac arrest, a Canadian study suggests.
  • ACC Brisk Walking Can Help in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy The study "provides support for a regimen of unsupervised brisk walking 4 to 7 days per week for a minimum of 30 minutes, as a targeted intervention for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy."