Arrhythmias

Sarcoidosis is an important diagnostic consideration in patients with ventricular tachycardia of unknown origin. The clinical course of ventricular tachycardia...


Ondansetron ( Zofran ) is commonly used to treat vomiting in gastroenteritis, but has a United States FDA ( Food...


The optimal rhythm management strategy for people with non-paroxysmal ( persistent or long-standing persistent ) atrial fibrilation is currently not...


Contrary to current clinical belief, regular Caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which, while common, can lead in...


Immunotherapy in multiple myeloma is emerging as an effective modality in therapy of multiple myeloma with the approval of several...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved the first pacemaker that does not require the use of...


Propafenone ( Rytmonorm; Rythmol ) is a class Ic antiarrhythmic agent. It has the typical chemical structure of a beta-blocker,...


Comparative studies suggest that stem cells committed to a cardiac lineage are more effective for improving heart function than those...


Data on the incidence of new onset atrial fibrillation and flutter ( AF/f ) in patients with acute pericarditis are...


Emerging clinical evidence demonstrates high prevalence of QTc prolongation and complex ventricular arrhythmias in patients with anti-Ro antibody ( anti-Ro...


Transcatheter aortic valve implantation ( TAVI ) is a therapeutic treatment for patients with severe aortic stenosis ( AS )...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved Farydak ( Panobinostat, previously known as LBH589 ) capsules in...


Heart failure is a common condition in elderly patients. Despite great improvements in medical therapy, heart failure mortality remains high....


Flecainide ( Almarytm, Tambocor ) is frequently used for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias in children. Due to concerns regarding increased...


Whether culture-expanded mesenchymal stem cells or whole bone marrow mononuclear cells are safe and effective in chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy is...


This assessment updates and expands on two previous technology assessments that evaluated implantable cardioverter defibrillators ( ICDs ) for arrhythmias...


Health professionals are reminded of the risks of accidental exposure to or ingestion of Fentanyl patches, especially for children. Fentanyl is...


Health professionals are advised that the Product Information for Quetiapine has been updated to include additional information regarding risks of...


Left atrial fibrosis is prominent in patients with atrial fibrillation ( AF ). Extensive atrial tissue fibrosis identified by delayed...


Atrial fibrillation is the most common rhythm disorder seen in clinical practice. Antiarrhythmic drugs are effective for reduction of recurrence...