Iron deficiency tied to worse response, remodeling after CRT

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), iron deficiency is prevalent and is associated with clinical response and reverse cardiac remodeling, according to a study published in the Jan. ...


High risk of long-term complications seen with ICDs

(HealthDay)—Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are associated with a high risk of long-term complications, according to research published online May 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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 ...


Activity after ICD implantation may predict survival

Patients who had higher activity levels following ICD implantation had better survival, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The research will be simultaneously presented at the Heart Rhythm ...

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