An Introduction to Devices
With improvements in technology and material science, devices are becoming an important component of the treatment paradigm for many cardiovascular conditions. Pacemakers are an established treatment option for patients with irregular heart rhythm. Increasing functionality such as MRI-safety, leadless options and automation have impacted patient experiences and outcomes. Stent technology is continuously evolving, with bioabsorbable-polymer drug-eluting stents and biodegradable stents being some of the most recent advances.
Browse the content below where leading experts discuss the latest data in video interviews and short articles from our conference hub, and browse the selection of peer-reviewed articles from our journal portfolio.
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Haran Burri, EHRA 2021: The Future of Pacing
Prof. Haran Burri (Lead Cardiac Physiologist, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK) gave us an update on the future of pacing from the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) Virtual Meeting 2021. Questions: What is the potential role of conduction system pacing as an alternative to biventricular pacing? (0.21) What have we learned from early clinical experience […]
New Consumer Guidance on Wearable Devices from the Consumer Electronics Show 2020
Heart International. 2020;14(1):9-10 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/HI.2020.14.1.9
The current landscape of wearable technology is one of the most exciting and rapidly changing fields in medicine, especially for the general consumer.1 The potential of capturing a wider and deeper range of personal health information is vast, allowing for changes in care to a more personalised approach across all therapy areas. Cardiology, in particular, […]
Quantification of Seasonal Variation in Daily Physical Activity in Individuals with Heart Failure and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator/Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy Devices
Heart International. 2019;13(2):31–7
In individuals with heart failure (HF) who also have implanted cardioverter defibrillators and/or cardiac resynchronisation therapy (ICD/CRT) devices, low daily physical activity (PA) levels lead to increased risk of mortality, poor aerobic capacity and lower health-related quality of life.1 Improving daily PA in these individuals may, therefore, be an important clinical endpoint; however, designing interventional […]
HRC 2019 – Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia: Controversies
Coverage of the Arrhythmia Alliance Symposia – Controversies presented at HRC 2019 and chaired by Drs Vanita Arora and Vias Markides. Filmed at the Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) 2019 in Birmingham, UK, October 2019 in partnership with Arrhythmia Alliance.
My poster presentation at HRC 2019 – Emma Dooley
We found a few moments to speak with abstract author Emma Dooley about her research and why she chose to submit to HRC 2019. touchCARDIO.com is an independent information resource supporting physicians, clinicians and leading industry professionals in continuously developing their knowledge, effectiveness and productivity, via free-to-access content in multimedia formats. Filmed at the Heart […]
Andrew Grace, HRC 2019 – Year in Review: Cardiac Implantable Devices – Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators/Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Dr Andrew Grace (Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK) spoke to us at the 2019 Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) in Birmingham, UK, and gave us a quick rundown of his Year in Review presentation on implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and subcutaneous ICDs. Speaker’s Disclosures: Andrew Grace has nothing to declare in relation to […]
Ashish Patwala, HRC 2019 – Year in Review: Cardiac Implantable Devices – Pacemakers
Dr Ashish Patwala (University Hospitals of North Midlands, Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK) gave us an overview of his Year in Review presentation on pacemakers at the 2019 Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) in Birmingham, UK. Speaker’s Disclosures: Ashish Patwala has nothing to declare in relation to this video interview. Questions: 1. Year in Review: Cardiac Implantable Devices. Pacemakers […]
Francisco Leyva, HRC 2019 – Year in Review: Cardiac Implantable Devices – Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy
Dr Francisco Leyva (Aston Medical School and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK) spoke to us at the 2019 Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) in Birmingham, UK about his Year in Review presentation on cardiac implantable devices and particularly cardiac resynchronisation therapy. Speaker’s Disclosures: Francisco Leyva is a consultant and has received research funding from Medtronic, Boston […]
His Bundle Pacing – Why Should You be Doing it?
European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology. 2019;5(2):72–6 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EJAE.2019.5.2.72
It is well established that chronic right ventricular apical pacing may have an adverse effect on left ventricular systolic function,1,2 leading, in the long term, to adverse clinical outcomes such as heart failure,3 atrial fibrillation4,5 and even death.6 As an alternative to right ventricular apical pacing, the interventricular septum or right ventricular outflow tract have […]
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