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Reveal Linq ICM John Muir Health Medtronic

John Muir Health announced that its Concord, Calif., medical center is one of the first hospitals in Northern California to implant a miniature cardiac monitor in a patient – the Reveal Linq ...

April 28, 2014 — John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital in Phoenix is the first in Arizona, and only one of eight hospitals in the United States, to reduce or eliminate radiation for...

April 28, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has conducted the first implant in the clinical trial of the next-generation Acuity X4 left ventricular (LV) pacing leads and Reliance 4-Front implantable...

April 24, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its latest generation of defibrillators and heart failure devices. The newly approved...

ICD Heart Failure Treatments VAD California Boston Scientific

Three weeks after delivering her first child, Amanda began to suffer from extreme fatigue, headaches, a tight chest and stomach pain. An initial diagnosis of pneumonia changed for the worse:...

First U.S. Patient MRI Scan Clinical Study MRI-Compatible Pacemaker Accent MRI

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif., is the first hospital in the nation to conduct a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of a patient implanted with a new MRI-compatible...

Medtronic announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded indication for biventricular (BiV) pacing with Medtronic cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemakers and -...

Biotronik Iforia ICD ProMRI Clinical Trail U.S.

Biotronik announced that the first patients across the United States have received implants of the new Iforia implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs).

April 15, 2014 — The Spectranetics Corp. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of two new mechanical lead extraction platforms that expand physicians' options for the safe...

April 14, 2014 — Biotronik recently announced CE approval for its new Eluna pacemaker series. The new generation of pacemakers includes single- and dual-chamber as well as cardiac...

April 11, 2014 — Medtronic announced CE mark and European launch of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system, the first and only ICD system approved for...

April 11, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has expanded the launch of its S-ICD (subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) system into parts of Asia. The first implant of the S-ICD...

Cardiologists at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children performed Florida’s first pediatric implant of a new device to prevent sudden cardiac arrest.

April 10, 2014 — The 2014 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation includes recommendations for an increased use of radio frequency (RF) ablation in the treatment of non-...

Cardinal Health AccessClosure Acquisition Vascular Closure Devices Cath Lab

Cardinal Health announced an agreement to acquire privately held AccessClosure Inc. for $320 million. 

ICD, MADIT-CRT trial, long-term followup, ACC.14

Patients in mild heart failure who receive a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) device may live longer than those implanted with a traditional implantable...

I had become accustomed to making the necessary tradeoffs when choosing the appropriate defibrillator for my patients and until recently thought that these choices were ones that I would always...

April 3, 2014 — The new app-driven Seer 1000 Holter recorder from GE Healthcare utilizes new technology to simplify Holter monitor management.

AccessClosure Next-Generation Vascular Closure Device ACC.14 March 2014

AccessClosure Inc. commercially launched itsMynx Ace vascular closure device, a safe and secure vascular closure product that provides consistent results with a new, easy-to-use deployment system...

March 31, 2014 — Biotronik announced new results from a sub-analysis of the TRUST trial, published in the European Heart Journal. This analysis examined recommended ICD (implantable...