New technology can quickly, non-invasively identify possible arrhythmia source in heart

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The knowledge that recovering Covid-19 patients face an increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia complications, is one factor contributing to the need to find ways to effectively identify potential sources of arrhythmia in recovered patients. An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of heartbeats — in other word, patients with this condition suffers from the heart beating too fast or too slow or with an irregular pattern. 

Current arrhythmia mapping procedures require a catheter to navigate through the heart and map potential sources of arrhythmia, proving not only invasive, but time and labor intensive to boot.

But San Diego, California-based Vektor Medical is looking to offer an alternative. It announced last week that University of California, San Diego Health is the first hospital to use its FDA cleared vMap technology for mapping the heart during cardiac ablation procedures. Through ablation, heat or cold therapy is applied through a…

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