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A new treatment for AF on the horizon

doodle68
doodle68
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I have just seen an article about a new treatment for AF in the pipeline. It has many stages to go through before being launched in 2024. It sounds similar to Ablation.

The company’s treatment is called mPEF – micro-pulsed electric field.

''“In a nutshell, we have developed a technology that selectively targets the origin of the problem from outside rather than inside the heart and that’s very novel,” says AtriAN Medical co-founder and chief executive Ken Coffey. “Our technology involves using a catheter to deliver short pulses of electrical energy into the clusters of neuronal cells in which the arrhythmia originates. It destroys these cells without damaging the heart muscle and as such will provide a safe, durable and long-term solution for the treatment of AFib''

irishtimes.com/business/inn...

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"a safe, durable and long-term solution for the treatment of AFib" - Spot on!

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MikeyF

This sounds identical to the tech being developed by Iowa Approach (who just raised another $18m this year (total $32m raised to date this last 6 years):

<https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2018/05/11/11/06/do-pulsed-electric-fields-present-a-new-era-of-afib-ablation>

<http://electrophysiology.onlinejacc.org/content/early/2018/05/04/j.jacep.2018.04.005?_ga=2.252068873.1040947056.1545336587-844322091.1536785252>

The EP who did my ablation is heavily involved with this and is very excited about it.

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doodle68
doodle68
in reply to MikeyF

Hello Mickey :-) do you mind if I post a clickable link to you articles.

acc.org/latest-in-cardiolog...

Very interesting thank you.

electrophysiology.onlinejac...

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MikeyF
MikeyF
in reply to doodle68

Thank you! I thought I knew how to do that but clearly not!

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CDreamer
CDreamer
in reply to MikeyF

Omit the http prefix - it’s the way the web now works which has changed.

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Redders

Oh that sounds great. Wish it was sooner than 5 years though

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dmac4646
dmac4646
in reply to Redders

May get speeded up if it continues to show promise and more £££and $$$ get pumped in as its a great opportunity for investors if it can deliver.

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Ianc2
Ianc2
in reply to dmac4646

Euro's - Ireland is a member of the European Community and they are sponsoring this research. Hopefully they will make great process.

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Finvola

Fingers and toes crossed - more hope for younger sufferers as techniques and ideas like this develop . . .

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secondtry

Thanks good news very welcome and appreciate your time.

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nymima01

My mother has had afib for over 25 yrs. Now she has afib and tachycardia. Boy , could she have used something like this to give her relief a long time ago.

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