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July 8, 2014 — A Huntington Memorial Hospital patient has become the first patient in the San Gabriel Valley in southern California to be implanted with a tiny, leadless cardiac pacemaker....

Use of catheter ablation is not only beneficial for treating atrial flutter but also can significantly reduce hospital visits — both inpatient and emergency — and lower the risk for atrial...

Medtronic Reveal XT ICM CRYSTAL AF Clinical Trial Atrial Fibrillation

Medtronic Inc. announced results from the CRYSTAL AF (CRYptogenic STroke And underLying Atrial Fibrillation) clinical trial, published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The trial found that...

June 23, 2014 — Researchers have announced the results of a four-year study that used 3-D echocardiography to examine the role of mid left atrial cross sectional area (LACSA) as a risk factor for...

SafePace Purdue University Pacemaker Lead Stability

Cardiac surgeons could use a patent-pending invention by Purdue University engineering students to standardize a test that determines if a pacemaker's leads are securely embedded in heart tissue...

June 17, 2014 — A total of 16 pioneering medical innovations were showcased in front of approximately 4,000 healthcare providers and experts at Premier Inc.'s sixth annual Innovation Celebration,...

June 17, 2014 — University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is among the first in the country to offer the BioSense Webster's ThermoCool SmartTouch catheter, the first catheter approved by the U...

Mynx Vascular Closure Device Cardinal Health 2 Millionth Shipment June 2014

Cardinal Health announced the 2 millionth shipment of the Mynx Vascular Closure Device (VCD).

June 9, 2014 — Kalila Medical’s Vado steerable introducer sheath for vascular and intracardiac access, including atrial fibrillation (AF) procedures, has CE mark approval.

St. Jude Medical announced the completion of its acquisition of the privately held CardioMEMS Inc., developer of the CardioMEMS heart failure (HF) management system. The acquisition was...

New research has found that bariatric surgery is an effective way to control weight in morbidly obese patients who are at risk for developing atrial fibrillation (AF). Bariatric or weight loss...

Alere announced a class I recall of its INRatio2 PT/INR professional test strips, part of the Alere lNRatio2 PT/INR monitoring system (professional use) which also consists of the INRatio2 monitor...

CardioMEMS Heart Failure System FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance to the CardioMEMS Heart Failure System, the first FDA-approved heart failure (HF) monitoring device shown in clinical trials to...

FDA Biotronik ProMRI ICD Full-body Scans DX Technology

Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a significant expansion of its ongoing ProMRI trial. 

May 23, 2014 — Medtronic announced the results from the first prospective randomized clinical trial to show that Medtronic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) can safely extend...

ICD Implants Heart Rhythm Society Clinical Study Insurance Male

A study presented at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 35th Annual Scientific Sessions, reports significant gender and health insurance disparities in implantable...

Wearable Holter Zio Patch  Atrial Fibrillation iRhythm Technologies

May 21, 2014 — iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced that data from four studies presented at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society's 35th Annual Scientific Sessions, support the use of the...

cardiology Inventory management

Computerized and semi-automated inventory control system technology offers a more efficient way for cardiovascular departments, especially catheterization and electrophysiology (EP) labs, to track...

May 19, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced that data presented during a late-breaking clinical trial session at the 2014 annual scientific sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) found an...

Advanced Circulatory, makers of medical devices providing Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation (IPR) Therapy, will continue to work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a pathway to...