News from rhythm A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

May 20, 2013, 08:30 ET

Rhythm Announces Study Demonstrating High Prevalence of Diabetic Gastroparesis Symptoms in the U.S.

 Rhythm announced today the presentation of results from a new epidemiology study demonstrating a higher prevalence of gastroparesis symptoms...

May 20, 2013, 08:30 ET

Rhythm Announces Phase 1b Results for Ghrelin Prokinetic RM-131 for Gastroparesis in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Rhythm announced today the results of a second Phase 1b clinical trial of RM-131, the company's novel ghrelin agonist for the treatment of diabetic...

May 08, 2013, 08:00 ET

President Bill Clinton Kicks Off Heart Rhythm 2013 In Denver

 Today, former United States President, Bill Clinton presents the keynote address at the Opening Plenary Session at Heart Rhythm 2013, the...

May 06, 2013, 08:00 ET

Heart Rhythm Society Launches HRS Consulting Services to Help Promote Streamlined Business Solutions and Optimal Patient Care

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Board of Trustees today announced the launch of HRS Consulting Services, a new business entity designed to provide...

May 03, 2013, 08:00 ET

Results Of Groudbreaking "Arrest the Risk" Campaign To Educate African Americans On Sudden Cardiac Arrest To Be Presented At Heart Rhythm Society's 34th Annual Scientific Sessions

 Results from a six-month nationwide effort to educate African Americans about the risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) will be presented at a...

Apr 16, 2013, 06:30 ET

Rhythm Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Ghrelin Prokinetic RM-131 for Lower GI Functional Disorders

 Rhythm announced today the initiation of an additional Phase 2 clinical trial for RM-131, the company's novel ghrelin agonist, for the...

Mar 18, 2013, 09:00 ET

Chicago Organizations Support "Arrest The Risk" Initiative To Educate African Americans About Deadly Impact Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

 To help Chicago residents understand their risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Association of Black...

Feb 12, 2013, 10:12 ET

New Research Shows 'Flutter' Of Inactivity As Americans Ignore Warning Signs Of Atrial Fibrillation

 While the majority of Americans are at least aware of atrial fibrillation (AF), many may be unable to identify or may even ignore the warning...

Feb 05, 2013, 16:51 ET

Heart Rhythm Society And Association Of Black Cardiologists Launch 10-City "Arrest The Risk" Initiative To Educate African Americans About Deadly Impact Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

 During February Heart Health Month, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) are urging consumers,...

Jan 04, 2013, 07:00 ET

Rhythm Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of RM-493 for Obesity

 Rhythm announced today the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial with RM-493, the company's novel melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) agonist, for...

Nov 27, 2012, 06:30 ET

Rhythm Expands Series B Financing to $33 Million; Adds Pfizer Ventures as an Investor

Rhythm announced today that the company has raised an additional $8 million to complete a $33 million Series B financing. The additional $8 million...

Oct 22, 2012, 07:48 ET

Rhythm Announces Positive Phase 1 Results for Ghrelin Prokinetic RM-131

Rhythm announced today the results of two Phase 1 clinical trials of RM-131, the company's novel ghrelin agonist for the treatment of diabetic...

Oct 17, 2012, 07:00 ET

Lack Of Awareness Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Leads To Increased Risk Of Death For African Americans, Warns Heart Rhythm Society

Lack of awareness and treatment of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) puts African Americans at greater risk of death from the condition, according to a...

Oct 03, 2012, 11:00 ET

Survey Shows Majority of Americans Unaware of Effective Treatment Options to Protect Against Sudden Cardiac Arrest

 More than 350,000 deaths occur each year as a result of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which occurs when the heart abruptly and...

Sep 06, 2012, 11:45 ET
Heart Rhythm Society Kicks Off Second Annual "A-Fib Feels Like" Campaign.  (PRNewsFoto/Heart Rhythm Society)

One In Four Older Adults Have Never Heard Of Atrial Fibrillation Yet Remain At Highest Risk For The Heart Rhythm Disorder

 Adults over the age of 60 are at the greatest risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder. Yet,...

Jun 13, 2012, 08:00 ET

Rhythm Raises $25M in Series B Financing for Diabetes and Obesity Therapeutics

 Rhythm announced today that it has raised $25 million in a Series B financing round. All existing investors participated in the...

Jun 06, 2012, 12:19 ET

Rhythm Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Ghrelin Prokinetic RM-131 for Diabetic Gastroparesis

 Rhythm announced today the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial for RM-131, the company's novel ghrelin agonist, for the treatment of...

May 22, 2012, 11:00 ET

Rhythm Announces Phase 1b Results for Ghrelin Prokinetic RM-131 for Diabetic Gastroparesis

Rhythm announced today the results of a Phase 1b clinical trial of RM-131, the company's novel ghrelin agonist for the treatment of diabetic...

May 09, 2012, 08:00 ET

One Of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People Kicks Off Heart Rhythm 2012 In Boston

 Today, Heart Rhythm 2012, the Heart Rhythm Society's 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions and the year's premier conference on cardiac arrhythmias,...

Nov 30, 2011, 07:00 ET

Rhythm Names Lex Van der Ploeg Chief Scientific Officer

 Rhythm announced today that Lex Van der Ploeg, PhD, has joined the company as Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Van der Ploeg brings to...