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ACC/AHA Issue Revised Performance and Quality Measures for Atrial Fibrillation

ACC/AHA Issue Revised Performance and Quality Measures for Atrial Fibrillation

New ACC/AHA performance and quality measures for atrial fibrillation/flutter include metrics for outpatient care.

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Nocturnal, Daytime Hypoglycemia Effects on Arrhythmia Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

Nocturnal, Daytime Hypoglycemia Effects on Arrhythmia Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

Compared with matched euglycemia, bradycardia was more frequent during nocturnal hypoglycemia.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shock-Related Healthcare Utilization Trends

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shock-Related Healthcare Utilization Trends

Nearly half of all implantable cardioverter defibrillator shock events utilized health care.

Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation May Allow Patients to Reduce or Discontinue Amiodarone

Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation May Allow Patients to Reduce or Discontinue Amiodarone

A higher dose of amiodarone after ventricular tachycardia ablation was independently associated with a shorter time to death.

ICDs Rarely Affected by Smartphone Electromagnetic Interference

ICDs Rarely Affected by Smartphone Electromagnetic Interference

Of 307 patients, only 1 patient's ICD had electromagnetic interference produced by a telephone.

Outcomes of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators for Secondary Prevention

Outcomes of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators for Secondary Prevention

In older adults who received implantable cardioverter-defibrillators as secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death, the risk of death was 21.8%.

FDA Issues Cybersecurity Alert for St. Jude Medical ICDs

FDA Issues Cybersecurity Alert for St. Jude Medical ICDs

St. Jude Medical implantable cardiac devices and the Merlin@home Transmitter may be vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks.

Anterior T-Wave Inversion Occurrence in Asymptomatic Young Adults

Anterior T-Wave Inversion Occurrence in Asymptomatic Young Adults

Anterior T-wave inversion was more common in women vs men and in athletes vs nonathletes.

Iron Deficiency Affects Outcomes in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Iron Deficiency Affects Outcomes in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Patients with iron deficiency had significantly lower decrease in LV end-diastolic diameter and improvement in ejection fraction after cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Orthostatic Heart Rate Recovery May Predict Mortality

Orthostatic Heart Rate Recovery May Predict Mortality

Individuals with the slowest heart rate recovery were more likely to die over an average follow-up of 4.3 years.

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