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January 31, 2012 — Medtronic, Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launch of the DF4 High-Voltage Connector System, a right ventricular lead and connector used with...

December 16, 2011 – St. Jude Medical began a voluntary recall Nov. 28 for its Riata and Riata ST Silicone Defibrillation Leads, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now classified...

November 16, 2011 – Cambridge Consultants unveiled how it has collaborated with start-up company EBR Systems to develop the world’s first wireless pacing system.

May 4, 2011 – A new version of the Liberator Locking Stylet uses a distinct radiopaque tip marker to increase radio-opacity under fluoroscopy.

October 15, 2010 – Medtronic has entered into a $268 million settlement relating to its Sprint Fidelis family of defibrillation leads.

June 1, 2010 – A quadripolar pacing system was recently released in Europe and offers physicians the ability to more effectively manage the ever-changing pacing needs of patients with heart...

May 13, 2010 – An integrated, break-away hemostasis valve is integrated into a new lead delivery system is designed to minimize blood loss and allow for easier implantation. The U.S.

May 13, 2010 – A new simulation system to augment traditional procedural training for physicians on laser-assisted lead extraction procedures permits hands-on practice with extraction tools in a...

March 22, 2010 – A pivotal clinical trial recently began to gain U.S. approval for a defibrillator system that does not have any leads in or on the heart. Additionally, no imaging equipment is...

February 3, 2010 – Results of a four-year study evaluating the safety and efficacy of laser assisted lead removal using the Spectranetics laser sheath (SLS II), found a 97.7 percent clinical...

December 8, 2009 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave 510(k) clearance last week for Spectranetics’ new VisiSheath Dilator Sheath for pacing and defibrillator lead removal. The...

November 12, 2009 – The first enrollments were made this week in the global Attain Success trial that will evaluate implant success, complication rates and procedure times in the market-released...

June 16, 2009 - Cameron Health Inc. said today it received CE approval for its Cameron Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) system.

June 10, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced the first implant of its Current Plus implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), featuring the SJ4 connector system.

The SJ4...

June 4, 2009 – New research proves the feasibility of leadless pacing in heart failure patients with ultrasound-mediated stimulation energy, which was published in the June edition of the...

May 6, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today said the FDA approval and availability of the Attain Ability left‐heart lead (Model 4196) for use with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices for heart...

May 5, 2009 - Spectranetics Corp. today released initial data from the four-year, retrospective LExICon (Lead Extraction in Contemporary Settings) study demonstrating the safety and efficacy of...

February 6, 2009 – The FDA has approved St. Jude Medical Inc.’s medical device system that allows a single defibrillation lead connection between a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator...

November 18, 2008 - According to a study published in the Nov. 18 issue of the journal Circulation, Medtronic's Lead Integrity Alert (LIA) significantly improves early identification of potential...

August 28, 2008 - Spectranetics Corp. today announced the first use in Japan of its Spectranetics Laser Sheath (SLS II) technology for removal of cardiac leads.