Pacemakers

The first-in-human trial of a new miniaturized leadless pacemaker implanted directly inside the heart found the Medtronic Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS) safe and effective in patients with a slow heart rhythm. Early performance results fr...

A new expert consensus statement by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recommends remote monitoring (RM) become standard of care for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). The HRS Expert Consensus Statement on Remote...

Medtronic plc announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), the world’s smallest pacemaker. At less than one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers, the Micra device provides adva...

A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with complete heart block. The team has done preclinical tes...

Micra TPS, world's smallest pacemaker, Heart Rhythm Society, study, MHIF
Results from a clinical trial evaluating the Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS), the world’s smallest pacemaker, were presented at the Heart Rhythm...
CIEDs, UCSF, UC San Francisco, defibrillator, pacemaker, monitoring, SCD
The current monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) may be underestimating device problems, according to UC San Francisco...
Biotronik, ProMRI, pacemaker, Eluna, Heart Rhythm 2015
Biotronik announced that since the launch of the ProMRI Eluna pacemaker system in late March 2015, 60 percent of pacing devices sold by the company are...
Micra TPS, Transcatheter Pacing Study, Heart Rhythm 2015, Medtronic
The first-in-human trial of a new miniaturized leadless pacemaker implanted directly inside the heart found the Medtronic Micra transcatheter pacing system (...
Greatbatch Medical, Myopore Sutureless Myocardial Pacing Lead
The Myopore Sutureless Myocardial Pacing Lead from Greatbatch Medical is a surgically implanted, insulated and sutureless wire with a screw
The CapSureFix Novus MRI SureScan 5076 Lead for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is approved for MRI scans positioned on...
Medtronic received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Attain Performa model 4298 quadripolar lead, and the Viva Quad...
Cook Medical customers in the United States again have access to its Evolution RL and Evolution Shortie RL controlled-rotation dilator...

Articles

Micra TPS, Transcatheter Pacing Study, Heart Rhythm 2015, Medtronic
The first-in-human trial of a new miniaturized leadless pacemaker implanted directly inside the heart found the Medtronic Micra transcatheter pacing system (...
HRS, remote monitoring, RM, standard of care, CIEDs
A new expert consensus statement by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recommends remote monitoring (RM) become standard of care for patients with cardiovascular...
ultrasound, heart, beat, pacemaker, Drexel University, Applied Physiology
Ultrasound can increase the rate at which heart cells beat, researchers from Drexel University report. In their paper “Ultrasound-Induced Modulation of Cardiac...
fetal pacemaker, CHLA, USC, first, fully implantable, FDA
A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker...

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