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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...

Biotronik Iforia ICD/CRT-D CE-Approval

Biotronik received CE mark for its most advanced ICD/CRT-D (implantable cardioverter defibrillator/cardiac resynchronization therapy device) series. Iforia is the world’s first DF4 ICD/CRT-D...

ACC HRS Appropriate Use Criteria ICDs CRTs

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), along with key specialty societies, released appropriate use criteria for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)...

Weight Loss American College of Cardiology ICD Implants Risk

Even minor weight loss is associated with worse health outcomes among patients implanted with a certain type of defibrillator known as cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D...

Zoll wearable defibrillator

Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH), Oklahoma’s first dedicated heart hospital, has excelled at creating quality outcomes through an integrated approach to patient care. To maintain this culture of...

Heart Failure Treatments EP Lab ICDs JAMA Internal Medicine St. Louis University

New research at Saint Louis University shows physicians do not talk to patients about the psychosocial impact and long-term risks of implanting cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to treat...