Cardiac

Catheter ablation could be the first-line rhythm treatment for atrial fibrillation

2020-12-21T10:05:26+00:00Cardiac|

New studies suggest catheter ablation could be the first-line rhythm treatment for atrial fibrillation Two studies — EARLY-AF and STOP AF First — indicate that catheter ablation, using cryoablation technology (Medtronic), could be the first-line rhythm treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). They both showed that cryoablation was more effective at reducing recurrent episodes of AF than antiarrhythmic

WHY IS CARDIAC ARREST LIFE THREATENING?

2020-11-02T12:05:10+00:00Cardiac|

WHY IS CARDIAC ARREST LIFE-THREATENING? Cardiac arrest happens when the there is an electrical problem, between the brain and the Sinus Atrial node of the heart. The heart is unable to receive the electrical impulse from the brain, that signals the heart to keep on beating. When this happens, the heart stops beating

COVID-19 can affect the heart

2020-10-26T10:19:39+00:00AED products, Cardiac|

COVID-19 can affect the heart The family of seven known human coronaviruses are known for their impact on the respiratory tract, not the heart. However, the most recent coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has marked tropism for the heart and can lead to myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), necrosis of

RESTART YOUR HEART DAY – 16 October 2020

2020-10-15T13:38:01+00:00AED products, Cardiac|

RESTART YOUR HEART DAY Worldwide more than 600 000 people die annually from cardiac arrest. In South Africa alone, 11 people an hour die of cardiac arrest. Globally, cardiac arrest claims more lives than colorectal cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, influenza, pneumonia, auto accidents, HIV, firearms, and house fires combined. 80% of ALL