Arrhythmia & EP

heartwire News

  • TCT TCT 2017: Rich in Clinical Trials, Star Power Oscar-winner Tom Hanks headlines a conference that will feature clinical trials looking at management of left main disease, cardiogenic shock, and bioabsorbable scaffolds.
  • No Strong Benefit of Long-term Anticoagulation in Secondary AF A preliminary study suggests little benefit on stroke reduction and a suggestion of increased bleeding from long-term anticoagulation in transient AF secondary to ACS, sepsis, or lung disease.
  • Low Serum Calcium Linked to Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risk The risk of cardiac arrest more than doubled in those with the lowest calcium levels, but it's unknown how low is too low or the benefits of higher calcium intake or calcium supplementation.
  • Moving the Needle in Home Cardiac-Arrest CPR, Survival Public initiatives improved bystander CPR and first-responder defibrillation in NC, but most communities don't even know how many cardiac arrests occur within their borders, let alone the outcome.

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