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ViewFlex Xtra ICE Catheter St. Jude Medical CE mark

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced European CE mark approval of its ViewFlex Xtra Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) Catheter. Designed for control and maneuverability during complex cardiac...

ProMRI Clinical Trial Biotronik EP Lab Pacemakers MRI

Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved, with conditions, the ProMRI clinical trial via an Investigational Device Exemption. Biotronik is sponsoring the...

Boston Scientific Blazer Open-Irrgated Catheter Atrial Fibrillation ZERO AF

The first patient has been treated in the Boston Scientific Corporation ZERO AF clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Blazer open-irrigated temperature ablation Catheter...

Philips BioSense Webster EP Navigator Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium

At the Boston Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Symposium 2013, Philips Healthcare introduced its latest innovations in advanced imaging integration for electrophysiologists, showcasing its new EP...

EPi-Sense Guilded Coagulation Device nContact VisiTrax

nContact Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Company’s modifications to its VisiTrax cardiac ablation device, EPi-Sense, now with embedded sensing...

CardioMEMS Inc. has been honored as the 2012 recipient of the Intel Innovation Award. Founder and CEO Jay Yadav, M.D., was presented with the award on Dec. 4, 2012 during the annual Health IT...

GSI Group Inc., a leading supplier of laser-based solutions, precision motion and optical technologies to global industrial, medical, electronics and scientific markets, announced that it has...

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...

January 16, 2013 — Medtronic’s CareLink Express service is a remote monitoring system that enables clinicians in healthcare facilities to quickly obtain data regarding the status of Medtronic...

April 27, 2012 — GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and availability of the latest version of its Vivid E9...

CorPath200 Detroit Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) announced that a team of heart specialists at its Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) has successfully conducted the Midwest's first-ever "robotic-assisted" coronary...

August 20, 2012 — Zoll Medical Corp., a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced that physicians at all of the 17 “Honor Roll” hospitals and all of the 50 “Best...

AliveCor Heart Monitor Phone Atrial Fibrillation

The results of a recent study presented yesterday at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2012 conference in Los Angeles showed that a high-quality single-lead ECG can be quickly and...

Biotronik Home Monitoring ECOST Clinical Trial ICDs

Biotronik announced that the European Heart Journal has published the clinical results of the ECOST trial (...

Tensys Medical Systems Inc. TL-300 Hemodynamic Monitoring System

Tensys Medical Inc has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the TL-300, the company’s latest generation system. The TL-300 is a member of Tensys’...

Ce mark St Jude Medical Assura Fortify ICD Unify CRT-D Quadra CRT-D

St. Jude Medical Inc. (announced European CE mark approval of the Assura portfolio of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds)....

The first patient has been implanted with the Boston Scientific Corporation next generation Ingevity pacing leads in a clinical trial designed to establish the safety, performance and...

2012 Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Research

Resuscitation, cell regeneration, a new high blood pressure treatment and developments in devices for treating stroke are among the key scientific findings that make up this year's top...

RealView's 3-D holographic projection of a heart

The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting brings many cutting-edge technologies to the forefront during its five days of clinical sessions. This is my editor’s choice of...

December 21, 2012 — Nanostim Inc. announced the first successful implants of a leadless pacemaker in a series of 11 patients at Homolka Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic. The leadless pacemakers...