Arrhythmia & EP

heartwire News

  • WSC Smartphone ECG Can Spot AF in Acute Stroke, Add to Holter Data However, using a smartphone for electrocardiography in hospitalized stroke patients 'is only one of several methods, and it's probably not going to be a gold standard,' but rather an add-on, says an expert.
  • Alert FDA Warns of Cyber Concerns With Implantable Pacemakers Hacking concerns prompted the FDA to issue a safety alert and Medtronic to disable online updates for its CareLink 2090 and CareLink Encore 29901 programmers.
  • Anticoagulants Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk in AF A new study suggests that dementia risk is increased and accelerated in seniors with atrial fibrillation, but treatment of AF with oral anticoagulants may reduce that risk.
  • Five Major Changes in Canadian Guideline for Primary Care of Heart Disease The 2018 update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guidelines Endeavor (C-CHANGE) guideline for the primary-care prevention and management of cardiovascular disease features 77 recommendations, including 52 that are newly added or updated and five areas that represent major changes.