Medical research

Blue light sets the beat in biological pacemaker

Israeli researchers have successfully established a new approach for pacing the heart and synchronizing its mechanical activity without the use of a conventional electrical pacemaker. This novel biologic strategy employs ...

Medical research

New Therapy that Prevents Heart Failure (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Patients who had a cardiac resynchronization device combined with a defibrillator (CRT-D) implanted had a 34 percent reduction in their risk of death or heart failure when compared to patients receiving only ...

Cardiology

More heart failure patients may benefit from CRT defibrillator

Certain groups of heart failure patients may see improved heart function with cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) if traditional implantable cardioverter defibrillator treatment does not work, according ...

Cardiology

New heart failure device is approved

(HealthDay)—The Optimizer Smart System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for people with chronic, moderate-to-severe heart failure who are not candidates for other heart failure remedies.

Cardiology

Left bundle branch block tied to left ventricular dysfunction

(HealthDay)—Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is associated with a smaller degree of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) improvement compared with other QRS morphologies, according to a study published in the Jan. 23 ...

page 1 from 6