Cardiology

Quantifying effectiveness of treatment for irregular heartbeat

In a small proof-of-concept study, researchers at Johns Hopkins report a complex mathematical method to measure electrical communications within the heart can successfully predict the effectiveness of catheter ablation, the ...

Cardiology

Guidelines on management of fast heartbeat published today

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on supraventricular tachycardia are published online today in European Heart Journal. The document highlights how catheter ablation is revolutionising care for this group ...

Cardiology

Biomarker predicts success of Afib treatment

Johns Hopkins researchers report successful use of heart imaging to predict the benefit or futility of catheter ablation, an increasingly popular way to treat atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder.

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