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Boston Scientific Watchmen Left Atrial Appendage Closure Atrial Fibrillation

Boston Scientific reports preliminary data in the PREVAIL clinical trial met two out of three co-primary endpoints. The data was supposed to be presented during the 2013 American College of...

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

March 13, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient implant in a new pivotal trial evaluating the company’s Amplatzer cardiac plug (ACP) for the prevention of stroke.

Weight Loss American College of Cardiology ICD Implants Risk

Even minor weight loss is associated with worse health outcomes among patients implanted with a certain type of defibrillator known as cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D...

March 7, 2013 — Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia were among the leaders of two large national studies showing that extending cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) longer than...

Mercator MedSystems Cricket Bullfrog Micro-Infusion Catheters

 Mercator MedSystems Inc. announced it has received CE mark approval to market its Cricket and Bullfrog Micro-Infusion Catheters in Europe, significantly expanding the market for these...

Zoll wearable defibrillator

Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH), Oklahoma’s first dedicated heart hospital, has excelled at creating quality outcomes through an integrated approach to patient care. To maintain this culture of...

Terumo Medical Corp. announced it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Vascular Solutions Inc. and Lepu Medical Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.

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Corindus CorPath 200

Corindus Vascular Robotics will showcase its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared CorPath 200 Vascular Robotic-Assisted System at the American College of Cardiology 2013 meeting, March...

TIMS version 3.0 TIMS Medical Foresight Imaging Angiography Endoscopes DICOM

The TIMS Medical division of Foresight Imaging released the TIMS version 3.0 platform to provide high resolution digital video formats in fluoroscopy and endoscopy.

Heart Failure Treatments EP Lab ICDs JAMA Internal Medicine St. Louis University

New research at Saint Louis University shows physicians do not talk to patients about the psychosocial impact and long-term risks of implanting cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to treat...

Lumax 740 DX system, ICD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted final approval for the Biotronik Lumax 740 DX system. The device is a first-in-class implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD...

CardioLogical Solutions is an emerging cardiovascular device company formed by the merger of Emboline and VasoStitch and its breakthrough platform of accessory devices for transcatheter aortic...

BioSense Webster Carto 3 CartoAlara Boston AF Meeting EP Lab EP Mapping

Biosense Webster showcased its portfolio of cutting edge innovative electrophysiology technologies at the 2013 Boston AF meeting.

 

 

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...

Advisa DR MRI SureScan Pacing System Medtronic Inc. FDA Approval

Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. launch of its Advisa DR MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) SureScan pacing system. The Advisa MRI system is...

Cardiva Medical FDA Pre Market Approval Vascade VCS

Cardiva Medical Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Premarket Approval (PMA) for the Vascade Vascular Closure System (VCS). Clinical data from a prospective...

bundled payments, cardiology, CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that more than 500 organizations will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Through this new...

My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With collaboration from my Editorial Advisory Board, we developed a 2013...

Top stories of 2012 in cardiology

To help identify trends and find out what DAIC readers are interested in, the magazine takes note of what they click on when visiting the website. Below are the top 25 stories from 2012, and the...