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April 11, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has expanded the launch of its S-ICD (subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) system into parts of Asia. The first implant of the S-ICD...

Cardiologists at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children performed Florida’s first pediatric implant of a new device to prevent sudden cardiac arrest.

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Patients in mild heart failure who receive a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) device may live longer than those implanted with a traditional implantable...

I had become accustomed to making the necessary tradeoffs when choosing the appropriate defibrillator for my patients and until recently thought that these choices were ones that I would always...

St. Jude Medical Optisure Defibrillation Lead

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the global launch of the Optisure defibrillation lead.

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Medtronic, Inc. announced the first patients were enrolled in the Improve SCA Clinical Study, a first-of-its-kind study that will identify patients in developing countries at high risk for sudden...

biotronik, MRI safe ICD

Biotronik has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of Biotronik’s ongoing ProMRI clinical trial. The new phase of the trial (Phase C) will study...

boston scientific s-icd implantable cardioverter defibrillator ICD ep lab

A new internal defibrillator that treats patients with major heart risks, is...

Boston scientific autogen x4 crt-d crt ICD heart failure cardiac

Boston Scientific Corp. has received CE mark approval of its X4 line of quadripolar ...

Medtronic Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Lead Integrity Alert (LIA) software for use with non-Medtronic ...

EP lab crt icd boston scientific europace

An independent study from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, published online this week in EP EuroPace, showed significant differences in battery longevity...

Biotronik Inc Idova 7 ICD MRI EP Lab Austria Italy

Biotronik announced the launch of the new Idova 7 series. Idova 7 ICDs (implantable cardioverter-defibrillators) and CRT-Ds (cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators)offer ultrahigh-energy...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Circulatory Systems Devices Advisory Panel this week voted that biventricular (BiV) pacing with Medtronic Inc. devices is beneficial for treating...

cardioverter defibrillator cardiac resynchronization therapy biotronik ilesto DX

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Biotronik’s Ilesto family of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator/cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (ICD/CRT-D devices)....

Biotronik, home monitoring, Biotronik Home Monitoring, BIOTRONIK

Biotronik announced the highly-anticipated results of the Reform study. The study demonstrates that ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) patients with Biotronik's Home Monitoring...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) that, once implemented, will provide a consistent way to identify...

CardioMEMs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee will review two new technologies to help treat heart failure (HF) Oct. 8-9,...

When a beating heart slips into an irregular, life-threatening rhythm, the treatment is well known: deliver a burst of electric current from a pacemaker or defibrillator. But...

Nanostim, leadless pacemaker

There have been several advances in electrophysiology (EP) technologies this past year, many of which were highlighted during the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2013 scientific sessions earlier this...