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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...

Biotronik, ProMRI, pacemaker, Eluna, Heart Rhythm 2015

Biotronik announced that since the launch of the ProMRI Eluna pacemaker system in late March 2015, 60 percent of pacing devices sold by the company are approved for use during magnetic...

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has released a first-of-its-kind expert consensus statement on three specific cardiovascular disorders that also involve the autonomic nervous system. The 2015...

rivaroxaban, Xarelto, VENTURE-AF, VKA, atrial fibrillation, Heart Rhythm 2015

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its development partner Bayer HealthCare announced results from the VENTURE-AF trial. The study explored the potential of once-daily Xarelto (rivaroxaban) as...

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...

Medtronic, Tyrx Antibacterial Envelope, Heart Rhythm 2015, CIED infections

Medtronic plc announced that its Tyrx Antibacterial Envelope reduces major cardiac device site infections by 80 percent up to 12 months after implantation. These data were presented at Heart...

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...

Clinical trial results showed that full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans do not affect the Medtronic Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter defibrillator’s (ICD) ability to detect...

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....

St. Jude Medical, Merlin, remote monitoring, lower costs, hospitalizations, HRS

New data from St. Jude Medical found that patients with cardiac devices who use remote monitoring have significantly fewer hospitalizations and lower overall healthcare costs than patients who do...

Greatbatch Medical, Myopore Sutureless Myocardial Pacing Lead

A new epicardial pacing lead has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminitysration (FDA) as an option for the implant of a pacemaker, defibrillator, or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT...

Medtronic, Arctic Front, Advance Cryoablation Catheter, FDA, CE Mark

Medtronic plc announced the Arctic Front Advance ST Cryoablation Catheter has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the treatment of patients with drug refractory,...

safe exercise level, atrial fibrillation, AF, men, women, HRS

New research reports significant differences between men and women with atrial fibrillation (AF) and the safety of intense physical activity. The study found that both moderate and vigorous levels...

HRS, early menopause, atrial fibrillation, Women's Health Study

A largest-of-its kind study has found that women who experience menopause at a younger age are at a decreased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). The study followed nearly 18,000 women and revealed...

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...

HRS, remote monitoring, RM, standard of care, CIEDs

A new expert consensus statement by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recommends remote monitoring (RM) become standard of care for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs...

Geneva Healthcare, Geneva Healthcare Suite 2.0, HRS, patient engagement

Geneva Healthcare will showcase a set of new features on The Geneva Healthcare Suite – a technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices – at Heart Rhythm Society's annual scientific...

St. Jude Medical, ICD, MRI-conditional, CE mark, Europe, pacemakers

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE Mark approval of expanded labeling for its Ellipse implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), in addition to its Durata and Optisure defibrillation leads. The...

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence, standards, EP, ICDs, guidelines

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) has just released the first-ever electrophysiology (EP) and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) standards for accreditation. Driven by...

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...