Technology

Dabigatran is an alternative to warfarin to help prevent dangerous blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to guidelines from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Ass...

An ergonomic, peel-away introducer sheath facilitates placement of electrophysiology device leads and catheters in the venous system....

The Arctic Front Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter system, by Medtronic, is indicated to treat drug refractory recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF).

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The Mynx Cadence Vascular Closure Device (VCD), from AccessClosure, offers physicians smoother device deployment while maintaining all the benefits of the original Mynx.

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The Arstasis One Access Device, from Arstasis, is the first commercially available alternative to the Seldinger Technique.

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A Web-based remote pacemaker monitoring service from Philips offers 24-hour service.

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The RE-LY study established the safety and efficacy of Pradaxa (generic: dabigatran etexilate) for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib) without INR monitoring, dose adjustment...

The Bengal Radial Compression Band helps close the radial artery after a cardiovascular procedure....

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the indication for three cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D) to all classes of heart failure patients....

A new collection of software applications can be used with the Innova angiography system to better visualize transcatheter structural heart cases....

To help support proactive patient care for those at risk for worsening heart failure, Medtronic introduced the CareLink Network for Heart Failure....

The St. Jude Medical's EnSite Velocity System helps guide treatment of cardiac arrhythmias by creating a 3-D cardiac map and model based on the information from electrophysiology (EP) catheters.

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A cardiac patient remote monitoring solution feeds live information to smart phones....

A second generation transradial compression bracelet is designed to obtain a stable compression of the radial artery....

The CartoXPress Software Module and the Lasso NAV Circular Mapping Catheter are designed for use with the Carto XP Mapping System to treat cardiac arrythmias.

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The single-use EZ Steer bi-directional catheters are now cleared for reprocessing through Ascent....

New collaborations will enable the use of Boston Scientific’s iLab ultrasound system Ultrasound Imaging System with the Philips’ Allura Xper and the Siemens’ Axiom Artis and Artis zee interventional X...

An easy-to-wear, single-use, continuous ambulatory cardiac rhythm monitor yields high-quality diagnostic information, while providing greater patient comfort and improved compliance....

Twenty percent smaller than than previously released Biotronik pacemakers, the Evia offers integrated, wireless, remote monitoring capabilities.

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An integrated, break-away hemostasis valve is integrated into a new lead delivery system is designed to minimize blood loss and allow for easier implantation....

A simulation system is designed to augment traditional procedural training on laser-assisted lead extraction procedures, permitting hands-on practice with extraction tools in a virtual environment....

A cellular accessory has been added to an implantable cardiac device remote monitoring system to make it easier for patients to securely send information to their physicians....

A wireless USB adaptor allows patients with implantable cardiac devices to stay connected with physicians without the need for a standard landline phone connection....

A vascular closure device using a single suture fitted with stainless steel rings helps quickly close femoral artery access sites and allows faster patient mobility than compression.

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An antibacterial wrap for implanted pacemakers and defibrillators is designed to provide protection against infections. The AigisRx Flat delivers the antimicrobial agents rifampin and minocycline.

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