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EHRA EUROPACE 2011 | 26 Jun 2011 - 29 Jun 2011 , Madrid - Spain

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Thursday June 30 2011

  • New Predictor Points to Post-TAVI Pacemaker Need

    MADRID — Patients who have a right bundle branch block before undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are more likely to require a permanent pacemaker after the procedure, a single-center study showed.

  • MRI Safe for Use With Implanted Devices

    MADRID — Performing MRIs in patients who have pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) not specially designed for use in that environment appears to be safe, a single-center study showed.

Wednesday June 29 2011

  • ICDs, Pacemakers Okay for Oldest Patients

    MADRID — Age should not be a barrier to treatment with permanent pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), a researcher said here.

  • CRT of More Benefit to Women than Men

    MADRID — After adjusting for the level of underlying disease, women appear to gain more benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) than men, a sub-analysis of a randomized trial affirmed.

Tuesday June 28 2011

  • Lower Heart Rate, Better Afib Outcomes

    MADRID — Patients with atrial fibrillation who were treated to a heart rate of 80 beats per minute or lower had less risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, a one-year, observational registry study showed.

  • Surgical Revision Common With CRT

    MADRID — Up to 50% of patients who were followed for four years after receiving a cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) needed a surgical revision, researchers found.

Monday June 27 2011

  • Adding CRT to CABG Boosts HF Outcomes

    MADRID — Implanting a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device at the time of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with ischemic heart failure improves outcomes over CABG alone, a small, randomized trial showed.

  • Too Much Syncope Testing Pre-Recorder Implant

    MADRID — Many patients who have unexplained syncope may be undergoing excessive testing before receiving an implantable loop recorder, delaying diagnosis and increasing cost, a researcher suggested here.

Sunday June 26 2011

  • Effusion During Ablation Varies by Afib Type

    MADRID — Among patients with atrial fibrillation who continued on warfarin when they underwent catheter ablation, pericardial effusion was more common when the arrhythmia was of the longstanding persistent variety, researchers found.

Friday June 24 2011

  • New Afib Developments Headline Meeting

    MADRID — Atrial fibrillation will be one of the primary focuses of this year's EHRA EUROPACE, the meeting of the European Heart Rhythm Association, according to the chair of the scientific program.