Navigation Links
Beaumont Health System first outside of Japan to test new atrial fibrillation technology
Date:1/31/2014

Beaumont Health System is the first center outside of Japan to use a new balloon ablation technology to treat atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder that affects about 3 million people in the U.S.

Named after its Japanese inventor, Dr. Shutaro Satake, the treatment uses a special catheter equipped with a balloon that is inflated with liquid then heated to burn or ablate the source of atrial fibrillation in the heart.

David Haines, M.D., director of Beaumont's Heart Rhythm Center, is the national principal investigator of the research study testing the safety and effectiveness of the device. The technology is not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for commercial use. It has been used in studies in Japan in more than 500 people. A total of 35 patients will take part in the study at five centers in the U.S.

"This treatment is designed for people with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation a rapid, irregular heart rhythm that comes and goes on its own and has not responded to anti-arrythmic drugs," says Dr. Haines. "We are hopeful that this procedure will be safer, faster and as effective as current approved technologies for atrial fibrillation ablation."

People with atrial fibrillation have an irregular heartbeat that is sometimes too fast and causes symptoms like feelings of weakness, dizziness or lightheadedness and/or an uncomfortable racing or unusual heartbeat. The condition puts them at increased risk of stroke.

In the procedure, a small catheter, or hollow tube, is inserted through the femoral vein in the groin area and passed through the veins into the left atrial chamber of the heart. The Toray hot balloon is placed at the opening of the pulmonary vein a large blood vessel that carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart. The flexible balloon is inflated with liquid and a radiofrequency electrode within the balloon heats the liquid to burn or ablate tissue to block triggering impulses that cause atrial fibrillation.

Patients taking part in the study will return for follow-up visits up to 12 months after the procedure for routine cardiac testing to validate the results of the treatment. They will be given a trans-telephonic monitor to send their heart rhythm over the phone to a special center from discharge to six months after treatment.


'/>"/>

Contact: Angela Blazevski
angela.blazevski@beaumont.edu
248-551-0445
Beaumont Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Beaumont Health System Research: Accelerated Breast Radiation Treatment Provides Same Outcomes after 10 Years
2. Victory Medical Center Beaumont Celebrates 1000th Surgery
3. Beaumont, Royal Oak repeats as Consumer Choice Award winner for 18th time
4. Beaumont Health System Launches Research Trial of Bioresorbable Heart Scaffold
5. Beaumont Health System launches research trial of bioresorbable heart scaffold
6. Beaumont Study: Nerve Stimulation Helps with Overactive Bladder
7. Beaumont Health System Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite
8. Beaumont Cardiologist Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., Receives Excellence in Research Award
9. Beaumont cardiologist Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., receives excellence in research award
10. Beaumont receives national green award
11. Beaumont recipient of 2013 Dove Award from the Arc of Oakland County
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... for Final Cut Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole ... artistically," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern ... Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He ... Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter ... bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set ... , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") ... manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical devices ... Bill Messer has joined the company ... leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay ... Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne ... Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of ... Innovation, today announced the five finalists of ... Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... of the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, ... Photovoltaics Structural electronics involves electronic ... load-bearing, protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: