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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)...

Boston Scientific Watchmen Left Atrial Appendage Closure Atrial Fibrillation

Boston Scientific reports preliminary data in the PREVAIL clinical trial met two out of three co-primary endpoints. The data was supposed to be presented during the 2013 American College of...

March 13, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient implant in a new pivotal trial evaluating the company’s Amplatzer cardiac plug (ACP) for the prevention of stroke.

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...

In response to the astounding percentage of inappropriate and non-compliant ICD, CRT-P and CRT-D device implantations each year, Think Tank Medical has developed and released its CMS ICD...

Advisa DR MRI SureScan Pacing System Medtronic Inc. FDA Approval

Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. launch of its Advisa DR MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) SureScan pacing system. The Advisa MRI system is...

bundled payments, cardiology, CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that more than 500 organizations will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Through this new...

Cooper University Hospital, McKesson

 

As a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, Andrea Russo, M.D., had grown accustomed to searching in vain for a cutting-edge solution to solve the traditional business issues...