Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT)

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) are cardiac electrophysiology (EP) systems that include a small electronic device that is surgically implanted into a pocket of skin to help both ventricles contract together. They are also called biventricular pacemakers.

Concerto CRT-D and Virtuoso ICD implantable cardiac devices are among several Medtronic electrophysiology devices included in a safety alert because of their lack of cybersecurity measures to avoid hacking, according to the FDA.

Concerto CRT-D and Virtuoso ICD implantable cardiac devices are among several Medtronic electrophysiology devices included in a safety alert because of their lack of cybersecurity measures to avoid hacking, according to the FDA.

Feature | EP Lab | March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare...

FDA Approves 3T Acticor and Rivacor Tachycardia Devices from Biotronik
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019 – Biotronik announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Acticor and Rivacor...

Videos | EP Lab | February 27, 2019

This is a virtual heart with the same electrophysiology characteristics as the real patient being developed to help...

Seth Worley, M.D., senior consultant, section of cardiac electrophysiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, developed tools and techniques to optimize transvenous left ventricular (LV) lead implantation, including the I-CRT approach. Here he holds the tools that he personally developed for left ventricular lead implantation to treat heart failure. Photo courtesy of MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Seth Worley, M.D., senior consultant, section of cardiac electrophysiology, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, developed tools and techniques to optimize transvenous left ventricular (LV) lead implantation, including the I-CRT approach. Here he holds the tools that he personally developed for left ventricular lead implantation to treat heart failure. Photo courtesy of MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Feature | EP Lab | January 21, 2019 | Matthew S. McKillop, M.D., FACC, FHRS, and Seth J. Worley, M.D.

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An implanted ICD showing its three venous leads. These multiple CRT leads can cause issues when they need to be replaced and are abandoned with new leads put over them in the SVC, which may require lead extraction.

An implanted ICD showing its three leads in the venous system. 

Feature | EP Lab | January 13, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

To extract or abandon broken or infected implantable, venous...

Cardiac Contractility Modulation Safe and Effective as Heart Failure Treatment

Image courtesy of Impulse Dynamics

News | Heart Failure | May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018 — In a new study, cardiac...

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) live electrophysiology (EP) procedure case at the 2018 annual meeting. #HRS2018

A live EP case presentation during the 2018 Heart Rhythm meeting.

Feature | HRS | May 18, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Here is an aggregation of all the news and late-breaking studies presented at the 2018...

LivaNova Completes Sale of Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM - electrophysiology) Business to MicroPort Scientific
News | EP Lab | April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018 — LivaNova announced it completed the sale of its cardiac rhythm management (CRM) business to...

Biotronik U.S. to Distribute Aziyo ECM Envelopes
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018 — Biotronik U.S. and Aziyo announced a strategic agreement allowing Biotronik to distribute Aziyo's...

Medtronic Recalls CRT-Ds and ICDs Due to Manufacturing Error Preventing Electrical Shock Delivery
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | February 26, 2018

February 26, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Medtronic is recalling certain...

Abbott Announces MR-Conditional Labeling for Quadra Assura CRT-D and Fortify Assura ICD
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | January 03, 2018

January 3, 2018 — Abbott announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for magnetic resonance (MR)-...

Research team (left to right) Abdul Wase M.D. (principal ivestigator), Marina Brown R.N., Ken Shneider, Thein Aung M.D., Matt Clark, Dawn Hunt and Kimberle Evans R.N., with a Tesla car at Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio.  Image courtesy of Joe Carfora.

Research team (left to right) Abdul Wase M.D. (principal ivestigator), Marina Brown R.N., Ken Shneider, Thein Aung M.D., Matt Clark, Dawn Hunt and Kimberle Evans R.N., with a Tesla car at Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio. 
Image courtesy of Joe Carfora.

News | November 25, 2017

November 25, 2017 — Sitting in, or standing close to the charging port of a Tesla electric vehicle did not trigger a...

Trial Data Shows Positive Predictive Results for Boston Scientific HeartLogic Heart Failure Diagnostic
News | Heart Failure | October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017 — Boston Scientific announced new data from the Multisensor Chronic Evaluation in Ambulatory Heart...

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