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May 12, 2014 — Patients using the Boston Scientific Latitude remote patient management system with wireless telemetry demonstrated significantly lower mortality and fewer hospitalizations...

Alivecor, ECG, smartphone patient monitoring

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting is a key event where vendors launch new cardiology technologies. After walking the entire expo floor at ACC.14, these are my choices for...

Volcano Corp. announced the commencement of its limited market release of its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared and CE marked technology SyncVision, with cases being performed in the...

Medtronic announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded indication for biventricular (BiV) pacing with Medtronic cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemakers and -...

April 11, 2014 — Medtronic announced CE mark and European launch of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system, the first and only ICD system approved for...

Cardiologists at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children performed Florida’s first pediatric implant of a new device to prevent sudden cardiac arrest.

April 10, 2014 — The 2014 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation includes recommendations for an increased use of radio frequency (RF) ablation in the treatment of non-...

ICD, MADIT-CRT trial, long-term followup, ACC.14

Patients in mild heart failure who receive a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) device may live longer than those implanted with a traditional implantable...

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.