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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Uses Brain Aneurysm Treatment to Stop Irregular Heart Rhythms


3/15/2013 7:59:51 AM

For the first time, a UCLA team has used a technique normally employed in treating brain aneurysms to treat severe, life-threatening irregular heart rhythms in two patients. This unique use of the method helped stop ventricular arrhythmias — which cause "electrical storms" — that originated in the septum, the thick muscle that separates the heart's two ventricles. This area is virtually impossible to reach with conventional treatment.


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