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:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... As health professionals work to improve their approach ... patient is doing more than filling out a survey; in many cases health professionals ... emphasis in health care and research on the importance of active engagement with patients ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American ... to become its next President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer ... Elect beginning July 1, 2018 until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and Nutrition ... the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD market ... can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of Somekh & Associates ... special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain up to date ... elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel was founded by ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers care ... have a waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. ... for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” said ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)...  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company I.M. Lab ... Kickstarter. The device will educate the user about ,proper, ... efficiency compared to the dated and pricey CPR training ... of the compression for a more informed CPR training. ... raise $5,000. cprCUBE ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... results for the third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, ... call on that day with the investment community and ... The conference call will begin at 9 a.m. ... access a live webcast of the conference call through ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... , Sept. 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, ... 2017 earnings conference call and webcast on Friday, November ... a.m. (EDT) and ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) ... discussing the company,s 2017 financial performance and guidance for ... opportunities, initiatives to enhance operational performance, and long-range financial ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: