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New Atrial Fibrillation Findings from Medtronic, Inc. Outlined (Does Atrial Fibrillation Detected by Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices Have...

June 30, 2014



New Atrial Fibrillation Findings from Medtronic, Inc. Outlined (Does Atrial Fibrillation Detected by Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices Have Clinical Relevance?)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cardiovascular Week -- New research on Heart Diseases and Conditions is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Mounds View, Minnesota, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The precise role atrial fibrillation (AF) plays in increasing the risk of stroke is not well understood; this is especially true for the implanted device population. Current cardiac implanted electronic devices have a very high sensitivity and specificity for true AF detection."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Medtronic, Inc., "It does not seem to matter if the AF episode is proximal to the stroke event, and risk seems to be increased by relatively brief AF episodes. The appearance of new atrial high-rate episodes increases thronnboembolic event rates."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Until larger trials or registries are conducted, it is important to follow established guidelines regarding anticoagulation."

For more information on this research see: Does Atrial Fibrillation Detected by Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices Have Clinical Relevance? Cardiology Clinics, 2014;32(2):271-281,VI,VII. Cardiology Clinics can be contacted at: W B Saunders Co-Elsevier Inc, 1600 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Ste 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2899, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Cardiology Clinics - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/623282)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T.V. Glotzer, Medtronic Inc, Medtron Cardiac Rhythm Dis Management Div, Mounds View, MN 55112, United States (see also Heart Diseases and Conditions).

Keywords for this news article include: Minnesota, Cardiology, Mounds View, United States, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Arrhythmias, North and Central America, Heart Diseases and Conditions

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Source: Cardiovascular Week


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