News

Edwards, Fortis, transcatheter mitral valve, trial, halts enrollment

Edwards Lifesciences announced it has temporarily halted its clinical trial of the Fortis mitral transcatheter heart valve. The company said that in consultation with trial investigators, it was...

Abbott, Absorb, dissolving stent, resorbable, CE Mark, Europe

Abbott announced that it has received CE Mark for the latest advancement of its Absorb stent system, called Absorb GT1. Absorb GT1 combines a fully dissolving stent with a next-generation delivery...

Medtronic, Arctic Front, Advance Cryoablation Catheter, FDA, CE Mark

Medtronic plc announced the Arctic Front Advance ST Cryoablation Catheter has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the treatment of patients with drug refractory,...

MyChoiceMD, northern Colorado, self-pay patients, mobile

A new service called MyChoiceMD is preparing to launch in Colorado that aims to revolutionize the way patients find, pay for, schedule and track their routine medical care. The service has...

antiplatelet medication, prasugrel, clopidogrel, risk algorithm, SCAI

A risk assessment algorithm combining clinical risk factors and platelet function test results may help interventional cardiologists better identify patients who stand to benefit from intensive...

safe exercise level, atrial fibrillation, AF, men, women, HRS

New research reports significant differences between men and women with atrial fibrillation (AF) and the safety of intense physical activity. The study found that both moderate and vigorous levels...

cilostazol, DAPT, bridge therapy, surgery, bleeding risk, SCAI

Patients with a high-risk paclitaxel drug-eluting stent given the shorter-acting antiplatelet drug cilostazol prior to a surgical procedure safely transitioned off of dual antiplatelet therapy (...

The webinar Maximize Your Clinical Imaging With a VNA Strategy will explain the changing face of medical imaging and data, and the challenges to overcome.

HRS, early menopause, atrial fibrillation, Women's Health Study

A largest-of-its kind study has found that women who experience menopause at a younger age are at a decreased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). The study followed nearly 18,000 women and revealed...

HRS, ECG, smartphones, atrial fibrillation, AF, Heart Rhythm 2015

A new, large-scale study has found adding an electrocardiogram (ECG) to the latest generation of body-worn sensors accurately detects atrial fibrillation (AF) and significantly increases awareness...

HRS, remote monitoring, RM, standard of care, CIEDs

A new expert consensus statement by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recommends remote monitoring (RM) become standard of care for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs...

PROMETHEUS, prasugrel, clopidogrel, heart disease, bleeding, SCAI

Prasugrel (Effient) is more likely to be given to lower-risk heart disease patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared to clopidogrel, according to a new study. Results...

Geneva Healthcare, Geneva Healthcare Suite 2.0, HRS, patient engagement

Geneva Healthcare will showcase a set of new features on The Geneva Healthcare Suite – a technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices – at Heart Rhythm Society's annual scientific...

St. Jude Medical, ICD, MRI-conditional, CE mark, Europe, pacemakers

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE Mark approval of expanded labeling for its Ellipse implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), in addition to its Durata and Optisure defibrillation leads. The...

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence, standards, EP, ICDs, guidelines

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) has just released the first-ever electrophysiology (EP) and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) standards for accreditation. Driven by...

A new study reports that antiplatelet drug ticagrelor (Brilinta) works faster and is more effective in blocking platelet activity in low-risk patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) than...

blood pressure, LDL, medication therapy, coronary plaque, SCAI

Combining statins for low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and calcium channel antagonists for blood pressure reduces harmful coronary plaque, according to a study presented at the Society of...

HRS, National Stroke Association, atrial fibrillation, AF, misperceptions, paper

A white paper published by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and National Stroke Association characterizes the impact of stroke on patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and presents common barriers...

ScImage, PICOM365, VHA, Veterans Administration, VistA Imaging, DIACAP, DIN-PACS

ScImage announced that it has received validation for its PICOM365 enterprise picture archiving and communication system (PACS) within the framework of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...

A new independent evaluation report from the Department of Health and Human Services showed that the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) payment model has generated substantial savings to...