BioTrace Medical, first U.S. patients, Tempo Temporary Pacing Lead, EP lab, TAVR
News | Leads Implantable Devices | January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017 — BioTrace Medical Inc. announced in December the first commercial use of the company’s Tempo...

cybersecurity of ICDs, cyber security of medical devices, cybersecurity vulnerability of pacemakes, implantable cardioverter defibrillators
Feature | EP Lab | January 09, 2017 | Dave Fornell

January 9, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication today concerning patient...

SentreHeart, Lariat Suture Delivery Device, aMAZE Trial, Stage I, enrollment complete
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | January 06, 2017

January 6, 2017 — SentreHeart Inc. announced that it has completed the Stage I enrollment milestone in the aMAZE...

EP, electrophysiology techs, technicians, EP lab techs, EP technologists
News | EP Lab | January 05, 2017

January 5, 2017 –  Reacting to a critical shortage of electrophysiology (EP) lab technicians and nurses who treat...

abbott purchases St. Jude Medical SJM
News | Business | January 05, 2017

January 5, 2017 — Abbott announced it completed the acquisition of St. Jude Medical Inc. The transaction provides...

News | Atrial Fibrillation | January 04, 2017

January 4, 2017 — A smartphone application made it possible to use the iPhone camera to detect atrial fibrillation...

St. Jude Medical, EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system, FDA clearance, catheter ablation
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | January 03, 2017

January 3, 2017 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its EnSite...

Given, Pillcamp, colonoscopy, Angiodysplasias, capsule Endoscopy, LVAD interference

The Given Imaging PillCam Colon system is an example of a capsule endoscopy device the patient swallows to image the gastrointestinal track.

Feature | January 03, 2017 | Anamika Kumari

The capsule endoscopy systems offer a hands-free and highly accurate imaging modality for healthcare practitioners....

cybersecurity of ICDs, cyber security of medical devices

The FDA has concerns about the cybersecurity of implantable medical devices with wireless connections for patient monitoring or adjustments to how the device functions. Changing the function of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) using wireless access to the device could present a major patient safety issue.

News | Information Technology | December 29, 2016 | Dave Fornell

As wearable and implantable patient monitoring or therapy devices become more sophisticated with advanced wireless...

BioTrace Medical, Tempo Temporary Pacing Lead, TAVR
News | Heart Valve Technology | December 19, 2016

December 19, 2016 — BioTrace Medical Inc. announced the first commercial use of the company’s Tempo Temporary Pacing...

INRatio, Alere, Abbott, I and R testing, INR testing
Feature | Point of Care Testing | December 07, 2016

December 7, 2016 — Abbott has filed a complaint to terminate its proposed acquisition of Alere based on the...

TCT 2016, TCT.16, main arena, late breaking trials, transcatheter cardiovascular therapeutics

There were several hot topics that came out of the 2016 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, which made this month's top 20 list, including several videos. Number 4 on the list of content was the result of the EXCEL Trial key TCT late-breaker, which showed stenting is equal in outcomes to surgery for the first time, when using one of the latest generation drug-eluting stents. 

Feature | December 05, 2016

December 5, 2016 — Here is the list of the top 20 most popular pieces of content on the Diagnostic and...

Boston Scientific, HeartLogic Heart Failure Diagnostic Service, MultiSENSE trial data, AHA Scientific Sessions 2016
News | Heart Failure | November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 — Boston Scientific recently announced results from the first clinical trial evaluating the...

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