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HRS, National Stroke Association, atrial fibrillation, AF, misperceptions, paper

A white paper published by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and National Stroke Association characterizes the impact of stroke on patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and presents common barriers...

Cath lab

Most community hospitals with cardiac catheterization labs share these facilities with multiple, non-interventional cardiology users, which can be challenging to manage various specialties’ needs...

Abbott, GE, CardioLab, RhythmView, atrial fibrillation, source

Abbott and GE Healthcare announced an agreement that will bring real-time, patient-specific data about the heart's electrical activity to cardiac electrophysiology labs. The goal of the...

May 11, 2015 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has released the list of its 12 late-breaking electrophysiology (EP) clinical trials that will be presented at Heart Rhythm 2015, which takes place...

Medtronic, Micra TPS, pacemaker, world's smallest, CE Mark

Medtronic plc announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), the world’s smallest pacemaker. At less than one-tenth the size of...

Boston Scientific, investors, cardiology, growth, expansion

Boston Scientific Corp. presented an overview of its continued business momentum and long-term growth strategies at a meeting with the investment community May 1.

ScottCare, Ambucor, HRS, 2015, ECG, remote monitoring

The ScottCare Corp. announced it will highlight Ambucor, the company’s employable labor service division for CIED monitoring, at the 2015 Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions in Boston, May 13...

MRI, redesigned, implanted devices, pacemakers, MGH, Bonmassar, RTS

New technology developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may extend the benefits of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to many patients whose...

ultrasound, heart, beat, pacemaker, Drexel University, Applied Physiology

Ultrasound can increase the rate at which heart cells beat, researchers from Drexel University report. In their paper “Ultrasound-Induced Modulation of Cardiac Rhythm in Neonatal Rat Ventricular...

Medtronic, SYMPLICITY AF, PVI, renal denervation, Arctic Front, Spyral, G3

Medtronic plc announced the start of a clinical study to determine whether paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) can be treated with a combination of two ablation procedures targeting...

Biotronik, CLS, Itrevia, CRT-D, heart failure

Biotronik announced that a unique physiologic sensor is now available in the latest family of cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) devices. Closed Loop Stimulation (CLS) is the...

Watchman, LAA, left atrial appendage

The long awaited U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder in March is seen by many cardiologists as a disruptive technology...

Johns Hopkins, motion-tracking MRI, stroke risk, atrial fibrillation

Researchers from Johns Hopkins performing sophisticated motion studies of heart magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans have found that specific altered function in the left atrium may signal...

Biotronik, DX, ICD, Inventra, Itrevia, FDA, ultra-high energy

Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its DX line of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) that can deliver ultra-high energy on the first...

Boston Scientific, S-ICD, long-term data, TV-ICD, trial

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology published data confirming the long-term safety and efficacy of the Boston Scientific Corp. S-ICD System (subcutaneous implantable...

EBR Systems Inc. announced it has raised $20 million for clinical studies and regulatory filings, including commitments toward a second quarter closing. EBR Systems is using the funds to build on...

Medtronic, GOLD AF Registry, PVAC GOLD, atrial fibrillation, ablation catheter

Medtronic plc announced the first patient enrollment in the GOLD AF Registry, a prospective, observational clinical study of its Phased Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation technology for treating...

fetal pacemaker, CHLA, USC, first, fully implantable, FDA

A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with...

AliveCor, Preventic Solutions, cloud, analytics, ECG monitoring, remote

AliveCor Inc. announced the launch of a cloud-based electrocardiogram (ECG) analytics program with Preventice Solutions. Using AliveCor’s proprietary algorithms in this pilot program,...

catheter ablation, Afib, Amiodarone, Luigi Di Biase, ACC, heart failure

Patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation were less likely to experience death, hospitalization or recurrent Afib with catheter ablation than with a heart rhythm-regulating drug,...