An Introduction to Arrhythmia
Advances in the understanding of arrhythmias has improved diagnosis and led to the discovery of new therapies. Large-scale studies into the direct oral anticoagulation treatment paradigm continue to improve patient selection, and technological advances such as hand-held ECG devices and implantable loop recorders have been shown to aid in arrhythmia detection.
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David Albert: Why is the Arrhythmia Alliance so unique?
Dr David Albert (AliveCor, Mountain View, CA, USA) discusses why the Arrhythmia Alliance is so important in being patient driven, advocacy focussed and professionally engaged. For more information click here. Disclosures: David Albert is an employee and major stock shareholder of AliveCor. Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media Ltd. Interview conducted by Sophie […]
David Albert: Why is the Heart Rhythm Congress so important?
As the Heart Rhythm Congress 2022 has just finished, Dr David Albert (AliveCor, Mountain View, CA, USA) shares why the conference is so important in bringing together physicians, nurses, patients, patients advocates and all those interested in the care and diagnosis of arrhythmia patients. Disclosures: David Albert is an employee and major stock shareholder of […]
Shouvik Haldar: Get ready for Heart Rhythm Congress 2022!
Dr Shouvik Haldar (Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, London, UK and Programme Director for Heart Rhythm Congress 2022) reveals a taster into what there is in store at the first in-person Heart Rhythm Congress since the COVID-19 pandemic. It is aimed for all individuals included in heart rhythm care and he is particularly looking forward to […]
Shouvik Haldar explains why the Arrhythmia Alliance are such a unique and important charity
Dr Shouvik Haldar (Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, London, UK) explains why he is proud to be a member of the Arrhythmia Alliance and praises the society on their unique focus on the patient perspective. Click here for more information on the Heart Rhythm Alliance and don’t forget to register for Heart Rhythm Congress, 9-11 […]
Radiofrequency Lesion Quality Markers: Current State of Knowledge
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2022;8(1):2-6
Radiofrequency (RF) ablation involves delivering medium-to-high-frequency alternating current, which is electrically conducted to cardiac tissue that constitutes a part of the circuit. The unipolar circuitry contains the generator, transmission lines, catheter, cardiac tissue, interposed tissue and dispersive electrode (ground pad/indifferent electrode). Bipolar systems, whereby the RF current flows between two electrodes, either on the same […]
Remote Monitoring of Cardiac Arrhythmias Using Wearable Digital Technology: Paradigm Shift or Pipe Dream?
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2022;8(1):7-12
Several smart, connected and direct-to-consumer wearable devices capable of detecting cardiac arrhythmias have proliferated in the marketplace in the last decade. Increasingly, these devices are being marketed as “medical grade” in addition to “wellness” devices.1 New iterations of smartwatch and smartphone technology incorporate biosensors and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms equipped to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias; examples […]
Foreword – European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2021;7(1):1
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2021;7(1):1
Welcome to a new issue of the European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. As the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to provide unprecedented challenges for electrophysiologists and other healthcare providers who manage arrhythmias, we hope you find these topical articles interesting and useful. We begin with an editorial from Professor Hugh Calkins and […]
COVID-19 and Cardiac Arrhythmias
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2021;7(1):33-39 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EJAE.2021.7.1.33
The current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has developed into a worldwide pandemic affecting millions of lives in one way or another.1 Over the period of 1 year since the disease was first reported from Wuhan, China,2 COVID-19 has infected over 50 million patients and resulted […]
Update on Etripamil Nasal Spray for the At-home Treatment of Acute Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
Heart International. 2021;15(1):2-6 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2021.15.1.2
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) defines a group of cardiac arrhythmias where the underlying mechanism is dependent upon structures at or above the level of the atrioventricular node. The recent PRE-EMPT study retrospectively evaluated health records of over 4.2 million people in the USA, estimating PSVT incidence at 73/100,000, and national prevalence at 168/100,000 (translating into […]
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