caffeine consumption, extra heartbeats, UCSF study, UC San Francisco, Journal of the American Heart Association
News | EP Lab | February 04, 2016
February 4, 2016 — Contrary to current clinical belief, regular caffeine consumption does not lead to...
Stereotaxis, Philips, collaboration, Niobe ES remote magnetic navigation system, Allura Xper FD10 cardiovascular X-ray

Niobe ES image courtesy of Stereotaxis Inc.

Technology | Cath Lab | February 04, 2016
February 4, 2016 — Stereotaxis and Philips have signed an addendum pursuant to their existing Development and...
Biotronik, CE approval, Ilivia ICDs and CRT-Ds, ProMRI, MRI AutoDetect
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) | February 03, 2016
February 3, 2016 — Biotronik announced CE approval for its new Ilivia...
Abbott, Kalila Medical, acquisition, electrophysiology offerings

Vado Steerable Introducer Sheath image courtesy of Kalila Medical

News | Ablation Systems | February 02, 2016
February 2, 2016 — Abbott announced that it has acquired private medical device company Kalila Medical Inc. Kalila...
Allegheny General Hospital, MRI, patients with implantable cardiac devices, safety and effectiveness
News | EP Lab | February 01, 2016
February 1, 2016 — The findings of a major study led by cardiovascular imaging specialists at Allegheny General...
News | EP Lab | January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016 — Diseased hearts may be thrown out of rhythm by structural differences, now visible for the first...
Technology | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016 — Conavi Medical Inc. (formerly Colibri Technologies Inc.) has received U.S. Food and Drug...
Kyoto University, Panasonic, remote heartbeat sensing, millimeter-wave radar

Japanese researchers have come up with a way to measure heartbeats remotely, in real time, and under controlled conditions with as much accuracy as electrocardiographs. The technology utilizes spread-spectrum radar to catch signals from the body and an algorithm that distinguishes heartbeats from other signals.

News | Remote Monitoring | January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016 — Heartbeats can now be...
mechanical stimulation, cardiac cells, pacemakers, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology study
News | Pacemakers | January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016 — In a breakthrough that could change the future of...
St. Jude Medical, Optisure leads, FDA Class 1 Advisory, ICDs
News | Leads Implantable Devices | January 25, 2016
January 26, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. is recalling the Optisure implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leads...
Blog | January 20, 2016
At the beginning of each year, I always try to determine what the next big cardiovascular technology advances to watch...
bradycardia, Wake Forest Baptist study, development of heart disease
News | EP Lab | January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016 — Bradycardia – a slower than normal...
Watchman, LAA closure device, cost effectiveness, VIvek Reddy, stroke reduction, study
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | January 06, 2016
January 6, 2016 — A new study determined that the...
heart failure, asynchrony, PITA, Johns Hopkins, pacemaker
News | EP Lab | January 04, 2016
January 4, 2016 — Johns Hopkins has demonstrated in animals that applying a...
Micra leadless pacemaker

The Medtronic Micra is an example of some of the new leadless pacemaker technologies in development that are expected to soon be reviewed by the FDA as they move toward U.S. commercialization. 

News | Pacemakers | December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices...
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