Archive - Aug 29, 2017

Archive - Aug 29, 2017

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Preventing Sudden Death in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: New Backing for ESC Guidelines

BARCELONA, SPAIN--A large study conducted across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia has validated the European Society of Cardiology recommendations for predicting and preventing sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

The HCM-EVIDENCE study, presented at ESC Congress 2017, tested the ESC’s recommendations in a diverse cohort of patients, said study investigator Constantinos O’Mahony, MRCP(UK).

HeartRescue U.S. Expands Effort to Reduce Deaths from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

More than 300,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) each year in the United States. Despite a growing body of evidence of effective ways to respond to and treat SCA, survival rates for people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of the hospital is low, estimated at between 7-10%, and even lower in many communities.

Abbott Issues New Updates for Implanted Cardiac Devices

ABBOTT PARK, IL-- Today, Abbott notified physicians of updates to its implantable pacemakers and defibrillators as part of its ongoing commitment to continuously improve patient care. 

The new device updates include a Battery Performance Alert for our implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) that provides physicians with earlier warning of the potential for the low risk of premature battery depletion. They also include a planned update to pacemaker firmware (a kind of software) to add additional security protections designed to reduce the risk of unauthorized access to patients' pacemakers.

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