HRS 2014 Roundup
The 2014 Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions ended May 10 in San Francisco with a big study from Boston Scientific on the benefits of implantable cardioverter defibrillator remote monitoring, and data on a smartphone-enabled electrocardiogram and the use of a spinal stimulator for heart failure patients. Earlier in the meeting, data were reported on the success of pacemaker remote monitoring and other studies.
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