Arrhythmia & EP

heartwire News

  • Alert EU Panel Backs Market Withdrawal of Fenspiride Due to Heart Risk The European Medicines Agency's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee recommended revoking marketing authorizations for fenspiride medicines, preventing them from being marketed in the EU.
  • HRS 2019 Large Quantities of Grapefruit Juice Prolong QT Interval Numerous drugs prolong the QT interval, but a new study suggests overconsumption of grapefruit juice can have the same effect, raising the possibility of "proarrhythmic food," researchers say.
  • HRS 2019 Baroreflex Activation in No-CRT HF Scores Again, FDA Watching For heart failure patients unsuitable for pacing therapy who've maxed out on meds, 'this I think is the first compelling evidence of a positive electromechanical intervention that makes a difference.'
  • Radar System Allows No-Contact Reading of Vital Signs Remote monitoring of breathing and heart rate via frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) radar shows an encouraging correlation with readings using a wearable sensor, according to Canadian and Brazilian researchers.