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The S-ICD System is the world's first subcutaneous implantable defibrilator

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Boston Scientific Corp. regulatory approval for its S-ICD System, the world's first commercially available subcutaneous ...

ICD, CRT battery life

In the coming years, the continued growth and aging of our population will both increase the demand for treatment with implantable cardiac rhythm devices and stretch our ability to pay for care....

The latest trends and newest cardiac rhythm management technology were highlighted during the biggest electrophysiology (EP) meeting in the world, Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2012 in May, held in...

 

A study of more than 350 competitive athletes with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) from around the world showed for the first time that sports may be safer for this...

The gloves are off and the fight has begun between St. Jude Medical and Medtronic over clinical data regarding their ...

The cost to place an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) increased by $844 per case after a new requirement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) went into effect in...

During a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), heart function ceases – abruptly and without warning – most often due to the onset of a ventricular tachyarrhythmia [1]. Because out-of-hospital survival is...

December 29, 2010 - Research on reducing risks, improving medical treatment and improving lifestyle behaviors to fight the battle against heart disease and stroke are among the key scientific...

Monitoring congestive heart failure patients for any worsening in their condition is based mainly on patient compliance to accurately weigh themselves every day and report any unusual symptoms.