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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...

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 (...