Biotronik, FDA, MR Conditional CRT devices, Iperia HF-T, defibrillator, ProMRI
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | May 03, 2016
May 3, 2016 — Biotronik announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Iperia ProMRI HF-T, a...
CardioMEMS, implantable hemodynamic monitor, Fontan anatomy, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Wexner Medical Center
News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | May 02, 2016
May 2, 2016 — In a recent case series, clinicians from The Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio...
AtriCure, AtriClip PRO2 LAA Exclusion System, left atrial appendage, FDA clearance
Technology | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016 — AtriCure Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the AtriClip PRO2...
microtubules, heartbeat mechanics, Perelman School of Medicine study

Microtubules in a cardiomyocyte at rest (top) and when compressed. Image courtesy of the lab of Ben Prosser, Ph.D., Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

News | EP Lab | April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016 — Using new high-resolution microscopy, researchers have found that molecular struts called microtubules...
Boston Scientific, FDA, ImageReady MR-Conditional Pacing System
Technology | EP Lab | April 28, 2016
April 28, 2016 — Boston Scientific has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a suite of...
Feature | Business | April 28, 2016 | Dave Fornell
  April 28, 2016 — Abbott and St. Jude Medical Inc. announced a definitive agreement for Abbott to acquire St. Jude...
Auris Surgical Robotics, acquisition, Hansen Medical
News | Robotic Systems | April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016 — Auris Surgical Robotics Inc. and Hansen Medical Inc. announced that they have signed a definitive...
post-operative atrial fibrillation, AFib, heart rate, rhythm control, ACC.16
News | Atrial Fibrillation | April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016 — In the first large randomized trial to directly compare two approaches to preventing...
St. Jude Medical, EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system, European release
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced expansion of its EnSite Precision...
cardiac arrest, out-of-hospital, antiarrhythmic drugs, New England Journal of Medicine Study, ACC.16
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016 — Researchers have confirmed that certain heart rhythm medications, when given by paramedics to patients...
St. Jude Medical, SJM, MultiPoint Pacing, CRT, cardiac resynchronization therapy, U.S. launch
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the U.S. launch and first U.S. implants of the Quadra Assura MP...
cardiofit, vagus nerve stimulation for heart failure, bio control medical

An illustration showing the implant of the Cardiofit device.

Feature | Heart Failure | April 15, 2016
April 15, 2016 — A new implantable medical device intended to help patients with heart failure by stimulating the vagus...
Videos | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | April 15, 2016
David Holmes, M.D., professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and consultant, Department of Internal...
Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), TPS, smallest pacemaker
Technology | Pacemakers | April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the world's smallest pacemaker, the Medtronic...
Xarelto, rivaroxaban, PMSS study, ACC 2016, NVAF, atrial fibrillation, stroke
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | April 08, 2016
April 8, 2016 — New data from an ongoing post-marketing study confirm the safety profile of Xarelto (rivaroxaban) was...
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