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The biggest technology news coming out of the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual scientific sessions involved the overwhelmingly positive late-breaking trial data for transcatheter...

heart on a chip, organs on a chip

The cost of bringing innovative new cardiovascular technology to the U.S. market today is staggering, numbering in the tens of millions up to $1 billion. Many in the medical device and drug...

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...

CT-FFR, Heartflow Analysis, coronary artery disease, EuroPCR, RIPCORD

Adding the HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis to a standard coronary computed tomography angiogram (cCTA) may change the course of treatment in more than one-third of patients with...

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....

Edwards, Fortis, transcatheter mitral valve, trial, halts enrollment

Edwards Lifesciences announced it has temporarily halted its clinical trial of the Fortis mitral transcatheter heart valve. The company said that in consultation with trial investigators, it was...

antiplatelet medication, prasugrel, clopidogrel, risk algorithm, SCAI

A risk assessment algorithm combining clinical risk factors and platelet function test results may help interventional cardiologists better identify patients who stand to benefit from intensive...

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...