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I had become accustomed to making the necessary tradeoffs when choosing the appropriate defibrillator for my patients and until recently thought that these choices were ones that I would always...

St. Jude Medical Optisure Defibrillation Lead

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the global launch of the Optisure defibrillation lead.

biotronik, MRI safe ICD

Biotronik has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of Biotronik’s ongoing ProMRI clinical trial. The new phase of the trial (Phase C) will study...

Boston scientific autogen x4 crt-d crt ICD heart failure cardiac

Boston Scientific Corp. has received CE mark approval of its X4 line of quadripolar ...

Medtronic Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Lead Integrity Alert (LIA) software for use with non-Medtronic ...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) that, once implemented, will provide a consistent way to identify...

When a beating heart slips into an irregular, life-threatening rhythm, the treatment is well known: deliver a burst of electric current from a pacemaker or defibrillator. But...

 Endosense TactiCath

There have been several advances in electrophysiology (EP) technologies this past year, many of which were highlighted during the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2013 scientific sessions earlier this...

The incremental mortality in implantable pacemaker and defibrillator recipients who experience a device infection, compared to patients without device infection, is substantial and persists for at...