cardiomyocytes, electrical stimulation, human stem cells, Columbia Engineering

Electrically conditioned human cardiomyocytes. Striated ultrastructure containing troponin ( stained in green) forms around cell nuclei (stained in blue.) Image courtesy of Benjamin Lee, Columbia Engineering

News | Stem Cell Therapies | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — Columbia Engineering researchers have shown, for the first time, that...
ACC late breakers
News | ACC | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — The late-breaking clinical trial presentations have been announced for the 2016 American College of...
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...
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