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April 6, 2012 — St. Jude Medical announced it is proactively informing physicians about visual observations of externalized conductors on the silicone end of QuickSite and QuickFlex left...

March 6, 2012 — Medtronic Inc. announced the launch of the CapSure Sense MRI SureScan pacing leads, which are approved for use during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and the receipt of the CE...

St. Jude Medical has launched its Unify Quadra cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and Quartet left ventricular quadripolar pacing lead. It features four electrodes spaced over...

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...