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Boston Scientific, Watchman LAA device, FDA approval

Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Watchman left atrial appendage closure device. The Watchman device offers a new stroke risk reduction...

atrial fibrillation, women, seniors, guidelines, blood thinners, DCRI

Nearly all women and people over 65 in the United States with atrial fibrillation are advised to take blood thinners under new guidelines based on an analysis from the Duke Clinical Research...

Daiichi Sankyo and the Heart Rhythm Society announced results from a global survey, which polled cardiologists from around the world and revealed that a majority (58 percent) agree there is no...

There have been several recent advancements in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) technology to extend battery life, improvements in patient monitoring to avoid needless shocks, the...

Medtronic, Reveal Linq ICM, atrial fibrillation, AF, study, remote monitoring

Medtronic announced the results of a new "real-world" study of patients who have had a cryptogenic stroke, in which the Reveal Linq Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) detected atrial fibrillation (...

iRhythm, ZIO Service, arrhythmia detection, wearable, Holter monitors

iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced the study, “Cost Analysis and Clinical Outcomes of Ambulatory Care Monitoring in Medicare Patients,” was published in the Journal of Health...

EP lab, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, Heart Failure

Boston Scientific Corporation announced the launch and first U.S. implant of its line of Extended Longevity (EL) implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), including Dynagen EL and Inogen EL...

absorb, bioresorbable stents

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Medtronic, Attain Performa, quadripolar leads

Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and commercial launch of two additional Attain Performa left ventricular (LV) quadripolar leads. Both devices can be...

AHA, warfarin, antiplatelet therapy, atrial fibrillation, anti-clotting, EP lab

Long-term overtreatment with the anti-clotting drug warfarin combined with antiplatelet therapy to prevent stroke may raise the risk of dementia in people with atrial fibrillation.