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Remote Monitoring of Cardiovascular Symptoms in Patients With Cancer

Implantable cardiac devices are providing a more nuanced understanding of how technology can extend care to the patient’s front door, according to Jean-Bernard Durand, MD.

According to data from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, survivors of cancer are more likely to die of heart disease than their cancer, and should be carefully monitored for heart problems both during and after cancer treatment. Approximately 3% to 50% of patients have heart failure during chemotherapy, depending on the systemic drug used.

“When caring for cancer survivors, it’s important to recognize their vulnerability to atrial fibrillation and heart failure caused by previous chemotherapy, and to be vigilant for these heart problems,” said Durand, associate professor in the department of cardiology at MD Anderson. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can increase the risk for cardiovascular problems such as severe hypertension, cardiomyopathy, ischemia, atrial

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Management of Atrial Fibrillation, A Practical Approach
149 pages
Management of Atrial Fibrillation, A Practical Approach

Holter monitoring Patient wears monitor (typically 24-48 hours) Patients keeps diary of symptoms and times when they occur Patient returns monitor to technician to scanned after recording period Technician gives physician nal report (b) a. Patch-Type Extended Holter monitoring Patient wears monitor patch (up to 7-14 days) Patch monitor records all ECG data during period Patient mails back monitor alter recording period to central receiving station Technician reviews data and ...

A Practical Approach to Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
371 pages
A Practical Approach to Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

Sedation, Anesthesia, and Patient Monitoring Presently, atrial fibrillation ablation is a time- and labor-intensive procedure. It is necessary that the patient rest quietly on the procedure table for 3 to 6 hours. Often, the cath procedure is preceded by transesophageal echocardiography, thus further prolonging total procedure duration. In order to maintain patient comfort and compliance, procedural sedation and/or anesthesia is required. The approach selected is dependent on the ...

Atrial Fibrillation Update: A Textbook of Cardiology
1028 pages
Atrial Fibrillation Update: A Textbook of Cardiology

Early Detection of Atrial Fibrillation AF is the most common cardiac rhythm disturbance encountered in clinical practice. Ambulatory ECG monitors have numerous potential roles in the diagnosis and management of patients with AF. Patients may have symptoms of palpitations, fatigue, lightheadedness, and shortness of breath, but because of its paroxysmal nature, AF may escape diagnosis. Asymptomatic AF is common even among patients with known symptomatic bouts of AF.16 ...

Atrial Fibrillation, National Clinical Guideline for Management in Primary and Secondary Care
173 pages
Atrial Fibrillation, National Clinical Guideline for Management in Primary and Secondary Care

Studies were included if the sample population was reported to be patients with either suspected AF or suspected atrial arrhythmia. No studies compared the diagnostic accuracy of event-ECG devices with ambulatory-ECG devices over the same duration. 4.3.2 Evidence statements One cross-over study32 of patients suspected of atrial arrhythmia based on palpitations compared a patient- triggered event recorder over a mean period of 70 hours with a 48-hour Holter monitor.

Atrial Fibrillation: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition
480 pages
Atrial Fibrillation: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Hematology Week — Researchers detail new data in Medical Devices. According to news reporting from Maastricht, Netherlands, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a significant risk factor for stroke and early detection of AF may help to identify patients in need of treatment. Automated blood pressure (BP) monitors with implemented AF or arrhythmia detection systems may be a useful tool for early diagnosis of AF.

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Specific Heart Contractions Could Predict Atrial Fibrillation
Dec. 2, 2013 — A commonly used heart monitor may be a simple tool for predicting the risk of atrial fibrillation, the most frequently diagnosed type of irregular heart rhythm, according to researchers at UC San Francisco.

ZIO® Service Identifies Significantly More Cardiac Arrhythmias Than the ...
"For millions of people who present each year with suspected arrhythmia, this may prove to be the new standard for capturing the culprit heart rhythm electrical disturbance, most commonly atrial fibrillation which carries a significant risk of stroke

Personal health: For those with a-fib, the beat goes off
A-fib can show up during an electrocardiogram, or EKG, but because the abnormal rhythm may not occur all the time, people suspected of having the condition usually must wear a Holter monitor for days or weeks to obtain a certain diagnosis. This small 

With A-Fib Rhythms, Higher Odds of Stroke
With A-Fib Rhythms, Higher Odds of Stroke A-fib can show up during an electrocardiogram, or EKG, but because the abnormal rhythm may not occur all the time, people suspected of having the condition usually must wear a Holter monitor for days or weeks to obtain a certain diagnosis. This small 

Microlife wins 2013 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy ...
Microlife has strategically invested in R&D to address the unmet needs of a large patient base for the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. It recently launched Watch BP Home A, an automated oscillometric blood pressure monitor equipped with an accurate