Atrial Fibrillation

St. Jude Medical, Amplatzer Amulet LAA Occluder, observational study, TCT 2016
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | November 03, 2016

November 3, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. presented favorable results from the largest observational study to date of...

Acutus Medical, AcQMap High Resolution Imaging and Mapping System, atrial fibrillation, UNCOVER-AF trial, first procedure
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 — Acutus Medical announced the completion of the first patient procedure in the “Utilizing Novel...

UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham study, stroke prevention, non-valvular atrial fibrillation, NVAF
News | Atrial Fibrillation | October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016 — A recent study from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers published in PLOS ONE ...

SentreHeart, Lariat Suture Delivery Device, financing round, aMAZE Trial
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016 — SentreHeart Inc. announced in late September the closing of a $35 million Series D round of...

Medtronic, FIRE AND ICE trial, Arctic Front, cryoballoon catheter ablation, radiofrequency RF ablation, study results, Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions
News | Ablation Systems | October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016 — Medtronic plc last week unveiled new health economic analysis data from the FIRE AND ICE trial...

SentreHeart, Eclipse Surgical Device, left atrial appendage, LAA closure, first clinical use, Poland
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 — SentreHeart Inc. announced this week it has treated the first patients using the Eclipse Surgical...

CardioKinetix, Parachute device, Heart Failure device therapy

The CardioKinetix Parachute device implant shown deployed in the left ventricle of a heart failure patient. The device helps remodel the ventricle to improve the heart's ability to pump blood more efficiently. 

Feature | Heart Failure | September 29, 2016 | Abha Mishra

New cardiovascular device therapies for atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) are rapidly evolving with...

European Heart Rhythm Association, EHRA White Book 2016, EP Europace supplement, cardiac rhythm device use, Europe
News | EP Lab | September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016 — In August, the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and EP Europace journal announced the...

Pradaxa, dabigatran, GLORIA-AF registry, ESC Congress 2016, NVAF
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | September 01, 2016

September 1, 2016 — First outcome results from the GLORIA-AF Registry show that treatment with Pradaxa (dabigatran...

News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | August 30, 2016

August 30, 2016 — Medtronic plc announced results from the...

Merlin, Merlin@home, SJM, St. Jude Medical Merlin, cybersecurity

St. Jude Medical said recent claims of the cyber attack vulnerability of its [email protected] remote monitoring system and its implantable EP devices are not true.

Feature | EP Lab | August 29, 2016 | Dave Fornell

August 29, 2016 — Investment research firm Muddy Waters Capital released a report Aug. 25 saying it believes St....

warfarin, long-term stability, atrial fibrillation, DCRI study, Sean Pokorney
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | August 16, 2016

August 16, 2016 — Warfarin prescribed to prevent strokes in...

Biosense Webster, Smarttouch SF, ablation catheter, AF, Afib, Atrial fibrillation treatment
Technology | Ablation Systems | August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted market approval for the Biosense Webster...

S-ICD, subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator, MRI safe ICD, Emblem
Technology | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) | August 09, 2016

August 9, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market approval for the Emblem MRI Subcutaneous...

Watchman, left atrial appendage closure, LAA occluder

An illustration of a Watchman transcatheter LAA occluder being implanted.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | August 01, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF or Afib) are high risk for stroke due to the formation of thrombus emboli in...

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