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A study of more than 350 competitive athletes with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) from around the world showed for the first time that sports may be safer for this...

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) issued an international consensus statement on indications, techniques and outcomes of catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF).

February 28, 2012 — nContact Inc. announced a new preclinical study examining a unique minimally invasive percutaneous approach to accessing the heart that may enable electrophysiologists (EPs) to...

February 23, 2012 – According to a new survey issued by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), the majority of Americans are unaware of two serious and potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorders...

December 16, 2011 – St. Jude Medical began a voluntary recall Nov. 28 for its Riata and Riata ST Silicone Defibrillation Leads, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now classified...

December 5, 2011 – New study shows significant increase in quality of life (QoL) among overweight patients following ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), compared to patients with a lower body...

November 18, 2011 – MedSolutions, a provider of medical cost management services, announced the launch of its implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) surgery management program, which uses...

October 24, 2011 – The American College of Cardiology (ACC) announced it is expanding its outpatient PINNACLE Registry with a new platform focusing on atrial fibrillation (AF), including the next...

September 27, 2011 — AF Stat released updates to the AFib Educator, a free smartphone app and desktop widget designed to help healthcare providers better explain atrial fibrillation (AFib) to...

August 29, 2011— The echocardiographic response (reduction of left ventricular end-systolic volume), evaluated at six months follow-up, proved a better predictor of long-term mortality than...

August 2, 2011 — St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced the first patient was enrolled in the EAST (Early comprehensive Atrial fibrillation Stroke prevention Trial) clinical trial.

July 14, 2011 – Endosense, a Swiss medical technology company, has announced completion of the first patient case utilizing prototype software that integrates the contact-force data provided by...

June 23, 2011 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) applauds the introduction of House Resolution 295 by Reps. Kay Granger, R - Texas, Dutch Ruppersberger, D – Md., and Charles Gonzalez, D - Texas. The...
May 10, 2011 – The world's smallest and thinnest high-energy cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to treat heart failure and...
May 6, 2011 – New data presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Scientific Sessions are the first to look at the use of highly specialized signals within...
May 6, 2011 – Results from an analysis of the ALTITUDE Clinical Science program demonstrated that defibrillator therapy saves lives from lethal arrhythmias without an increase in mortality due to...
May 5, 2011 – GE Healthcare is showing a complete portfolio of integrated electrophysiology (EP) products featuring electrical signals recording and anatomical imaging at the lowest dose, 3-D...
May 4, 2011 – A new version of the Liberator Locking Stylet uses a distinct radiopaque tip marker to increase radio-opacity under fluoroscopy.
May 3, 2011 – European CE mark approval was granted and the first use announced for the Blazer open-irrigated radiofrequency (RF) ablation catheter. The Boston Scientific catheter is designed to...