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Olympus Articulating HD 3-D Laparoscopic Surgical Video System

Olympus received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Articulating HD 3-D Laparoscopic Surgical Video System. It delivers value to surgeons and patients by...

 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...

CardioFocus Inc. announced that as of late 2012, more than 1,000 clinical cases have been performed worldwide using the HeartLight technology. The company hosted an expert symposium to review the...

Tyrx Inc. has received a license from Health Canada to market its new AigisRx R Fully Resorbable Antibacterial Envelope technology with implantable electronic devices (IEDs). The AigisRx R...

A study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina indicates a newly approved blood thinner blocks a key component of the human blood clotting system and may increase the risk and...

Endosense TactiCath

Endosense has announced that the results of its EFFICAS I prospective multi-center study have led to the development of guidelines for target and minimum contact force (CF), as well as minimum...

iRhythm Technologies Inc. Clinical Study Holter Zio Patch AF Therapies

iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced clinical study findings showing that use of the Zio Patch resulted in a change in treatment strategy for nearly one-third of patients with paroxysmal atrial...

BioControl Medical CardioFit INOVATE-HF Clinical Trial

BioControl Medical has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin the third and largest phase of INOVATE-HF (INcrease Of VAgal TonE in Heart Failure), a global, multi-...

RTI International Live Volumetric Imaging Intracardiac Echo

An RTI International-developed prototype catheter that can generate live, streaming 3-D ultrasound images from inside the heart received a Cardiovascular Innovation Award at the 2013...

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...

EP lab, Tom De potter, depotter, angiography dose reduction

This webinar focuses on implementation of different strategies to reduce radiation exposure during interventional electrophysiology (EP) procedures. It offers an overview of the current state-of-...

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.

Guardian II Hemostais Valve, recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of the Vascular Solutions Inc. Guardian II and Guardian II NC Hemostasis Valves. The firm is...

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)...

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...