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Zoll WEARIT-II Trial Results Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Session

Zoll Medical said results from the prospective registry and follow-up of Patients Using the Wearable Defibrillator (WEARIT-II) trial will be presented in a late-breaking clinical trial...

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE Mark approval and European launch of its Allure Quadra Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemaker (CRT-P). This CRT-P system offers more pacing...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Kcentra (prothrombin complex concentrate, human) for the urgent reversal of vitamin K antagonist (VKA) anticoagulation in adults with acute major...

The first patient in the United States has been implanted with the Boston Scientific Corporation ImageReady MR Conditional pacing system in the SAMURAI clinical trial. The study is...

Quail Digital, cath lab

Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., has installed two 12-user headset systems from Quail Digital. The hospital has implemented the systems in the cath EP Labs. Wireless headsets are...

Zoll Medical has entered into an agreement with Reflectance Medical Inc. to develop and market a ruggedized version of the Mobile CareGuide sensor for detecting the onset of shock in...

Angiotech Vena Cava Filter

One venous puncture, rather than two, is a safe and effective approach to intravascular ultrasound-guided inferior vena cava filter placement in critically-ill patients according to a new study...

The staffing firm SpringBoard Healthcare is conducting a wage information survey to gather information about cath lab’s across the country. Reader input is needed to create a clear picture of...

Maquet Cardiovascular LLC has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European CE mark approval for its new Air-Band Radial Compression Device....

AigisRX Antibacterial Envelope Tryx Infection Control

 

Tyrx announced the first implantation of its new AigisRx R Fully Resorbable Antibacterial Envelope has taken place at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute in Quebec City, Canada by Dr...

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...