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March 31, 2010 - The number of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans performed increases each year, as does the number of people with implanted cardiac devices.

March 24, 2010 – Enrollment began this week in the CITADEL, which is the second of two large-scale, prospective, multicenter studies comparing implantable electrophysiology device infection rates...

March 22, 2010 – An FDA committee voted unanimously in favor of approval with conditions of a new pacemaker that is safe for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. MRI procedures are not...

February 8, 2010 – Partnering with leading implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and pacemaker manufacturers, ScottCare Corp. has consolidated device information into one common platform...

January 6, 2010 – The FDA, in collaboration with major implantable pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) manufacturers, demonstrated the effects of emissions from radio...

November 4, 2009 — BIOTRONIK Inc. this week announced the results from site preparation, antibiotic use and infection sub-analysis from the REPLACE Registry.

October 20, 2009 – St. Jude Medical Inc. today said it received European CE mark approval for the industry’s first quadripolar pacing system for cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (...

October 6, 2009 – New research shows magnetic interference from portable headphones has a clinically significant impact on the function of life-saving devices, according to a new study published...

Jul y 21, 2009 – St. Jude Medical Inc. today said the FDA cleared its Accent RF pacemaker and Anthem RF CRT-P (cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker). The company also announced FDA and...

July 17, 2009 – Medtronic announced today the first enrollments in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) substudy of the global PANORAMA registry.

Dr. Raed Sweidan, consultant...

July 9, 2009 – Sorin Group said this week Health Canada cleared the REPLY family of dual- and single-chamber rate adaptive pacemakers.

June 22, 2009 – BIOTRONIK GmbH today announced CE mark approval and first implantations of the new Evia cardiac pacemaker series, which features the only pacemaker with wireless, remote/home...

June 19, 2009 – Medtronic Inc. today said it received CE (Conformité Européenne) mark for the company's second-generation pacemaker designed, tested, approved for use as labeled with MRI machines...

June 11, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. yesterday said the FDA has classified Medtronic’s previously announced physician advisory about a small subset of Kappa and Sigma series pacemakers, identified at...

June 4, 2009 – New research proves the feasibility of leadless pacing in heart failure patients with ultrasound-mediated stimulation energy, which was published in the June edition of the...

May 19, 2009 - MVP (Managed Ventricular Pacing), an exclusive programming feature on Medtronic pacemakers that has been effective in reducing unnecessary pacing in patients, was applied in the MVP...

May 14, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. yesterday announced European CE mark approval of its Accent RF pacemaker and Anthem RF CRT-P (cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker).

April 3, 2009 - Sorin Group today announced CE mark certification and market release of the ESPRIT pacemaker family in Europe, which the company says is the world’s smallest pacemaker at 8cc.

March 13, 2009 - Details from the DAVID (Dual Chamber and VVI Implantable Defibrillator) II Trial suggest atrial pacing may be considered a safe alternative to ventricular pacing, but affords no...

December 4, 2008 - Pace Medical Inc. this week said early sales expectations and demand for the new, enhanced version of the AccuPace Pacing Analyzer, which analyzes the permanent heart wires (...

November 25, 2008 – TYRX Inc. today announced the 1,000th implant of the AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope following its commercialization in June.

AIGISRx is an antibacterial surgical mesh...

November 18, 2008 - According to a study published in the Nov. 18 issue of the journal Circulation, Medtronic's Lead Integrity Alert (LIA) significantly improves early identification of potential...

November 14, 2008 - Headphones for MP3 players placed within an inch of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) may interfere with these devices, according to research...

November 14, 2008 - Surplus energy generated by the heart may one day help power pacemakers and defibrillators implanted in cardiac patients, according to research presented this week at the...

August 28, 2008 - Spectranetics Corp. today announced the first use in Japan of its Spectranetics Laser Sheath (SLS II) technology for removal of cardiac leads.

August 26, 2008 - Cook Medical today said 200 medical centers in the U.S. have adopted its EVOLUTION Mechanical Dilator Sheath technology, a new tool designed to remove faulty, ineffective leads...

July 8, 2008 - Foothills Medical Centre, a leading medical centre for treating patients with cardiac rhythm abnormalities in Calgary, Alberta, has become the first facility in Canada to use the...

July 3, 2008 - A unanimous federal jury in Texas recently found that two patents exclusively licensed to Pressure Products Medical Supplies Inc., which cover medical products called valved peel-...

March 3, 2008 - Boston Scientific Corp. received CE Mark approval of its ACUITY Spiral left ventricular lead for use with cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators and cardiac...

March 3, 2008 – The FDA granted 510(k) clearance for the AIGISRX CRMD Anti-Bacterial Envelope by Tyrxpharma, a cardiac rhythm medical device intended to immobilize and reduce bacterial infection...

January 22, 2008 - The International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) issued the first standardized cardiac pacing exam for Japanese allied professionals, which marks the first time the...

November 13, 2007- There is significant underutilization of many guideline-indicated life-saving medical and device therapies for heart failure (HF) patients, according to the Registry to Improve...

May 11, 2007 — St. Jude Medical Inc. has announced FDA approval of its new OptiSense lead, a first-of-its-kind "smart" pacing lead designed to offer more accurate sensing in the upper chamber of...

April 17, 2007 — Signalife has announced it has hired a new distribution organization for its Fidelity 100 product line. The group consists of independent distributor reps for cardiac rhythm...

November 2006 - Physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center are part of a multinational clinical trial evaluating the Optimizer System, a unique implantable device designed to treat a larger...