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Boston Scientific, Emblem, S-ICD, UNTOUCHED study, TV-ICDs, MADIT-RIT study

Boston Scientific has initiated a worldwide study to evaluate the rate and causes of shocks for patients implanted with the Emblem subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD). The device is...

Medtronic, CardioInsight, acquisition, ECVUE, cardiac mapping system

Medtronic has acquired CardioInsight Technologies Inc., a Cleveland-based medical device company that has developed a new approach to improve the ...

ACC, HRS, SCAI, left atrial appendage occlusion, recommendations

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released a new overview on the implantation of left atrial...

defibrillators, older heart patients, Duke Medicine study, Tracy Wang

Heart attack patients age 65 and older who have reduced heart function might still benefit from implanted defibrillators, according to a Duke Medicine study published in the Journal of the...

cardiomems, st. jude medical, heart failure

Important new data presented during the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 36th annual Scientific Session supporting improved outcomes and cost-effectiveness of the CardioMEMS HF System for the...

Acqmap, Acutus, dipole density mapping

A preliminary study of a new electrophysiology (EP) mapping system using a specialized intracardiac ultrasound basket catheter for electro-mapping showed it is four times higher resolution than...

Micra TPS, Transcatheter Pacing Study, Heart Rhythm 2015, Medtronic

The first-in-human trial of a new miniaturized leadless pacemaker implanted directly inside the heart found the Medtronic Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS) safe and effective in patients...

botox, atrial fibrillation, cardiac surgery, HRS

A study presented at Heart Rhythm 2015 found that botulinum toxin (botox) injections into epicardial fat pads during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery can be beneficial for the patient....

HRS, ECG, smartphones, atrial fibrillation, AF, Heart Rhythm 2015

A new, large-scale study has found adding an electrocardiogram (ECG) to the latest generation of body-worn sensors accurately detects atrial fibrillation (AF) and significantly increases awareness...

HRS, remote monitoring, RM, standard of care, CIEDs

A new expert consensus statement by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recommends remote monitoring (RM) become standard of care for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs...