Press Releases

Implantable heart monitor helps keep patients out of the hospital

    PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – A new implantable heart monitor is helping to keep patients out of the hospital. When Dr. Vijay Swarup greeted heart patients Patricia Parker and Richard Heiny, it was with a hearty hug and a handshake. It’s far cry from last year when both Parker and Heiny had multiple emergency room visits because […]

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Meet the new device that can help prevent a stroke

KPNX 2:10 PM. MST May 30, 2017 WATCHMAN offers an alternative to the lifelong use of warfarin for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem (also known as non-valvular AFib). This permanent heart implant effectively reduces the risk of stroke—without the risk of bleeding that can come with the long-term use of warfarin […]

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Top Doc recognition: Congratulations Dr. Swarup for being recognized again in Phoenix Mags Annual Top Docs Issue

We’re proud to congratulate Dr. Swarup from our practice on being named Top Doctors issue of Phoenix Magazine for third straight year. He has been recognized each year since Phoenix magazine added Cardiac electrophysiologists as a separate specialty in 2015. Dr. Vijay Swarup of Arizona Heart Rhythm Center was one of the Top Cardiac Electrophysiologist Doctors for 2015-2017. […]

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Arizona Heart Rhythm Center now with Largest US experience using nMARQ™ Multi-electrode Pulmonary Vein Isolation System for treatment of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation.

PHOENIX, Arizona—March 22, 2015 Arizona Heart Rhythm Center(AZHRC) now has the largest patient enrollment of the 50 US sites studying the use of multi-electrode, open irrigation nMARQ Pulmonary Vein Isolation System™ to treat paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (A Fib) as part of the reMARQable clinical study. “We are really encouraged by the early results from this […]

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Stroke-prevention device tested in Arizona receives FDA approval

BY MARK REMILLARD,   | March 19, 2015 @ 5:42 am PHOENIX – A device that helps prevent strokes has now been approved by the Federal Drug Administration after years of testing here in the Valley and around the country. The Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device has been in testing at Abrazo Health’s Arizona […]

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Arizona Heart Hospital researcher presents heart failure study at national cardiology conference

by Lori Baker | Mar 18, 2015 Arizona Heart Hospital’s research study findings about treating severe heart failure were presented this week at the American College of Cardiology national conference. PHOENIX (March 18, 2015) – Arizona Heart Hospital’s research study findings about treating severe heart failure were presented this week at  the American College of […]

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Just Approved By FDA, New Ground Breaking Procedure for Heart Rhythm Patients

Yahoo Finance – The Arizona Heart Rhythm Center March 18, 2015 11:35 AM Just Approved By FDA, New Ground Breaking Procedure for Heart Rhythm Patients – Yahoo Finance <div><img src=”http://b.scorecardresearch.com/b?c1=2&c2=7241469&c7=finance.yahoo.com%2Fnews%2Fjust-approved-fda-ground-breaking-153550215.html&c5=1183300245&c14=-1&cv=2.0&cj=1″ style=”display:none” width=”0″ height=”0″ alt=”” /></div> PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwired – Mar 18, 2015) – The Arizona Heart Rhythm Center will be the only medical facility in Arizona with […]

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FDA approves stroke-preventing device tested at Arizona Heart Hospital

by Lori Baker | Mar 17, 2015 PHOENIX (March 17, 2015) – The U.S. Federal Drug Administration has approved a stroke-preventing device that has been tested at Abrazo Health’s Arizona Heart Hospital for more than eight years. Arizona Heart Hospital is the only Arizona hospital and among 48 sites nationally that have been conducting clinical […]

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Arizona’s heart failure research findings presented at American College of Cardiology National Conference

PHOENIX (March 16, 2015) – Research study findings about treating severe heart failure were presented at American College of Cardiology 2015 Featured Clinical Research Session on Monday, March 16th in San Diego, CA. Dr. Vijay Swarup, cardiac electrophysiologist and Director of Arizona Heart Rhythm Center, is the principal investigator for HOPE4HF heart failure study which began in […]

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NEW ATRIAL FIBRILLATION TREATMENT

(KFYI News) A new method for treating a serious heart condition is now in clinical trials.  Dr. Vijay Swarup with Arizona Heart Hospital says the NMARQ catheter is very promising. He says it burns up to ten areas on the heart at a time. Current methods can only treat one area of the heart at […]

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Arizona Heart Rhythm Center Announces First Implant of Revolutionary S-ICD® Implantable Defibrillator System at Arizona Heart Hospital For Patients At Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

PHOENIX, AZ, October 15, 2014 – Arizona Heart Rhythm Center announced that it had performed the first implant at Arizona Heart Hospital in Phoenix, AZ of a Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) S-ICD® System http://www.bostonscientific.com/en-US/products/defibrillators/s-icd.html, the world’s first and only commercially available subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) for the treatment of patients at risk for sudden cardiac […]

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FDA’s Advisory Committee Panel votes in favour of Watchman device

Members of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee have voted in favor of the Watchman left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) device (Boston Scientific), by a close vote of 6 to 5 (with 1 abstention) concluding that the potential benefits of Watchman outweigh the potential […]

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Stability of Rotors and Focal Sources for Human Atrial Fibrillation: Focal Impulse and Rotor Mapping (FIRM) of AF Sources and Fibrillatory Conduction

Dr. Vijay Swarup and colleagues recently published article demonstrating the results of our research on the stability of rotors and focal sources in atrial fibrillation. This is an important clinical demonstration of a sustaining mechanism of atrial fibrilation. This is the theory behind tools to ablate rotor cores for long -term improved success of AF ablation. Dr. […]

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Topera’s Market Leadership in Rotor Mapping Highlighted at Heart Rhythm Society 2014 Scientific Sessions

Topera’s Market Leadership in Rotor Mapping Highlighted at Heart Rhythm Society 2014 Scientific Sessions An Expanding Global User Network Discuss Use of Novel RhythmView™ 3-D Electrophysiologic Mapping System to Identify Sources Sustaining Complex Atrial and Ventricular Arrhythmias Heart Rhythm 2014 Business Wire PALO ALTO, Calif. — May 6, 2014 Topera, Inc. today announced that its […]

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NEW GUIDELINES FOR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION MANAGEMENT

The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society, in collaboration with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, developed the new guidelines after experts reviewed clinical findings, researched results and many other documents. Experts updated the previous document in 2011. Some of the changes in this document are minor; others are important improvements in treatment in […]

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Reducing Radiation Exposure in the EP Lab

  This month, Vijay Swarup, MD, FHRS from Arizona Heart Hospital describes his use of the CartoUnivu Module to decrease fluoroscopy use in the EP lab. He has been using the CartoUnivu Module in their lab for approximately three months. The CartoUnivu Module is a new technology that integrates the Carto 3 mapping system with […]

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Valvular Interventions

By Ted E. Feldman, MD, FESC, FACC, FSCAI Transcatheter valve therapies are rapidly developing, and in this issue, we update you on this dynamic field. Konstantinos Spargias, MD, and Danny Dvir, MD, begin this issue with a look at minimally invasive treatment for failed bioprosthetic valves using the valve-in-valve technique in an often high-surgical-risk subset of […]

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World Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day Successfully Commemorated Across the Globe

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The “World Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day” was commemorated on September 14th across the globe. Several cities organized Atrial Fibrillation related awareness events. AF Awareness Yoga sessions, Run/Walk programs took place inKansas City, Tulsa, Scottsdale, Rio de Janeiro, Hyderabad and Taipei with a focus on patient education, promoting research and access to better care.Global Atrial Fibrillation Alliance Foundation has worked closely with several professional organizations, […]

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At HRS, Topera Topples Conventional Wisdom About Atrial Fibrillation

By Mary Stuart / Email the Author / May 2013 Venture Round / Word Count: 1255 / Article # 2013900108 / Posted: May 23 2013 12:01 AM Topera Medical questions the assumptions underlying current therapies for atrial fibrillation. Sanjiv Narayan, MD, PhD, the electrophysiologist who founded Topera, has developed a means of identifying focal sources […]

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Multiple Studies Show Promise for Innovative FIRM Rotor Mapping Method

New mapping method could greatly improve and shorten AFib ablation procedures, but debate persists over question of rotor mobility New research presented at Heart Rhythm 2013 continues to show promising results for focal impulse and rotor modulation (FIRM) mapping to effectively target atrial fibrillation (AF) sources and improves ablation therapy outcomes. The novel diagnostic real-time […]

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Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation (FIRM) mapping effectively targets atrial fibrillation (AF) sources and improves ablation therapy outcomes

DENVER – May 10, 2013 – New research presented at Heart Rhythm 2013, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 34th Annual Scientific Sessions, continues to show promising results for Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation (FIRM) guided ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The novel diagnostic real-time mapping system helps target ablation therapy to patient-specific drivers of […]

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Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation (FIRM) mapping effectively targets atrial fibrillation (AF) sources and improves ablation therapy outcomes

Media Contact Kennesha Baldwin Heart Rhythm Society media@hrsonline.org 202-464-3441 DENVER– New research presented at Heart Rhythm 2013, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 34th Annual Scientific Sessions, continues to show promising results for Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation (FIRM) guided ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The novel diagnostic real-time mapping system helps target ablation therapy […]

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Feasibility and Safety of Dabigatran Versus Warfarin for Periprocedural Anticoagulation in Patients Undergoing Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Results From a Multicenter Prospective Registry Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, Yeruva Madhu Reddy, MD, Luigi Di Biase, MD, PhD, Subba Reddy Vanga, MD, Pasquale Santangeli, MD, Vijay Swarup, MD, Rhea Pimentel, MD, Moussa C. Mansour, MD, Andre D’Avila, MD, PhD, Javier E. Sanchez, MD, J. David Burkhardt, MD, Fadi Chalhoub, MD, Prasant Mohanty, MBBS, MPH, James […]

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New heart device decreases stroke risk

Angela Gonzales Dr. Vijay Swarup, a cardiac electrophysiologist at the Arizona Heart Hospital, is implanting a new device in patients to reduce the risk of stroke and the need for prescription blood thinners. The heart hospital is the only one in the state conducting clinical trials of the Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device. Swarup […]

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Scottsdale Healthcare adds to surgeon-droids

by Kate Nolan – The Arizona Republic Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/2008/09/22/20080922sr-kate0923.html#ixzz3Eik49UvZ Barbara Blakemore loves to dance. She likes graceful swing numbers more than the up-tempo tunes her husband, Bud Smith, prefers at their favorite Scottsdale dance spot, the Chances Are Restaurant. When Blakemore, who turns 79 on Oct. 1, gets breathless after rocking around the dance […]

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