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absorb, bioresorbable stents

DAIC readers chose the following stories as the most popular content in 2014, based on website analytics. The list is broken into the top 20 most popular news items from 2014 and a list of the top...

Hemodynamic support devices, Resuscitation Devices, Zoll Medical Corp.

Zoll Medical Corp. announced that it will acquire Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc.

Philips has signed an agreement with Image Stream Medical (ISM) that allows Philips to further expand its hybrid suite and interventional lab solutions with integrated video and live...

Advanced Vascular Dynamics, RadAR vascular compression device

Advanced Vascular Dynamics (AVD) announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and CE mark for the RadAR vascular compression devices for post-procedure hemostasis of tibiopedal...

AliveCor Heart Monitor, third generation, ECG, atrial fibrillation, AF

AliveCor Inc. announced the launch of its third-generation AliveCor Heart Monitor. Now users have the ability to identify and manage heart conditions with a U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Atrial fibrillation, heart valve repair, software, mobile devices, ACC app

The American College of Cardiology’s recently released Guideline Clinical App has expanded with the addition of tools and guideline content for two conditions, valvular heart disease and...

EP Lab, Atrial Fibrilation, RhythmView 3-D Mapping System, MIP Award

Topera, Inc. announced that its RhythmView 3-D Mapping System received the Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Award at the 2014 CONNECT MIP Awards.

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE Mark approval of the Quadra Allure MP cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker (CRT-P). The Quadra Allure MP is a quadripolar CRT-P with the MultiPoint...

Medtronic, Attain Performa, quadripolar leads

Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and commercial launch of two additional Attain Performa left ventricular (LV) quadripolar leads. Both devices can be...

implantable cardioverter defibrillator, ep lab, leads, implantable devices

A new study evaluating Optim-insulated implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) leads found low rates of all-cause mechanical failure during a median follow-up of 3.2 years.

cardiovascular surgery, atrial fibrillation, Minneapolis Heart Institute Found.

Researchers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation have found that when care teams started following a new set of guidelines for certain patients recovering from cardiovascular surgery...

Most patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) haven’t thought about device deactivation if they were to develop a serious illness from which they were not expected to recover...

Medi‐Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC and MEDICALgorithmics will participate in a research project, investigating the impact of lifestyle modification on ablation outcome in atrial fibrillation (...

Biotronik announced the launch of ProMRI SystemCheck, a new online tool for tracking the ProMRI status of implantable devices. 

Cardiovascular scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have identified in mouse models a protein known as Pcp4 as a regulator of the heart's rhythm. 

3-d imaging, rsna 2014, angiography systems, radiographic

Biodex showcased its latest line of medical imaging tables and Clear-Lead Shielding at RSNA 2014.

AHA, warfarin, antiplatelet therapy, atrial fibrillation, anti-clotting, EP lab

Long-term overtreatment with the anti-clotting drug warfarin combined with antiplatelet therapy to prevent stroke may raise the risk of dementia in people with atrial fibrillation.

AFIB, BMI, Loyola University Medical Center, Epicardial Adipose Tissue

Obesity is commonly measured as a person’s body mass index (BMI), but a Loyola University Medical Center study has found that the layer of fat around the outside of the heart is more closely...

A coordinated emergency response by healthcare teams to treat heart attack patients meant faster care that was associated with improved survival, according to research presented at the American...

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology collection launches JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, which will feature research and review articles...