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St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE Mark approval and European launch of its Allure Quadra Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemaker (CRT-P). This CRT-P system offers more pacing...

 Medtronic Inc. announced market release of the CardioGuide Implant System, a novel real-time navigation system for cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers and defibrillators (CRT-P and...

Toshiba, activation imaging, ACC, 2013

This is a roundup of some of the DAIC editor's choice of the most innovative new technologies showcased at ACC 2013, including products in the areas of interventional cardiology, patient...

Biotronik Iforia ICD/CRT-D CE-Approval

Biotronik received CE mark for its most advanced ICD/CRT-D (implantable cardioverter defibrillator/cardiac resynchronization therapy device) series. Iforia is the world’s first DF4 ICD/CRT-D...

Cardiobridge, VAD, heart pump, hemodynamic support

The Heart Failure 2013 LA meeting will include a showcase of several startup companies offering innovative new approaches to address heart and cardiovascular disease.

ACC HRS Appropriate Use Criteria ICDs CRTs

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), along with key specialty societies, released appropriate use criteria for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)...

Medtronic Inc. announced it has received CE mark and will begin the European launch of the Attain Performa portfolio of quadripolar leads.

In response to the astounding percentage of inappropriate and non-compliant ICD, CRT-P and CRT-D device implantations each year, Think Tank Medical has developed and released its CMS ICD...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared St. Jude Medical’s new version of its Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN). The secure, Internet-based remote care system is for...

Evia HF-T  Biotronik Pacemaker Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Biotronik announced that high profile medical centers across the country are implanting the new Evia HF-T triple-chamber cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) pacemaker.

September 11, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the realignment of its product divisions into two new operating units: the Implantable Electronic Systems Division (IESD) and the...

August 30, 2012 — Implantable devices for treating cardiac arrhythmias, which include implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), are already underused in parts of Eastern and Central...

August 3, 2012 — In a bid to help control healthcare costs, on Oct 1, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will stop paying hospitals for treating potentially avoidable...

ICD, CRT battery life

In the coming years, the continued growth and aging of our population will both increase the demand for treatment with implantable cardiac rhythm devices and stretch our ability to pay for care....

July 23, 2012 — Biotronik announced that the first CRT-D patient has been enrolled in the Biotronik EuroEco Trial — the European Health Economic Trial on Home Monitoring in...

The latest trends and newest cardiac rhythm management technology were highlighted during the biggest electrophysiology (EP) meeting in the world, Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2012 in May, held in...

May 14, 2012 ‑ Boston Scientific Corp. announced extended warranties of up to 10 years, depending on the model, for its Energen and Incepta ...

Sorin Group announced at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual scientific sessions, the publication of the CLEAR study results in Europace (May 1, 2012, doi:10.1093/europace/...

May 11, 2012 — The Sorin Group is launching new implantable devices with a proprietary algorithm system as well as three leads, and releasing data showing improved patient outcomes with a novel...