News

April 21, 2011 – Baxter International has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Prism Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in King of Prussia, Penn....

April 13, 2011 – Physician-researchers from the cardiac center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American College of...

April 4, 2011 – Despite the high costs and heavy demand for health services associated with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a new report suggests that states may not be providing residents with the...

March 28, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemaker (CRT-P) systems. The Consulta and Syncra CRT-P systems, from Medtronic...

March 22, 2011 - Further enhancing its cardiovascular reporting capabilities, Fujifilm Medical Systems Inc. added its Intelligent Structured Reporting (ISR) technology, an advanced software...

March 14, 2011 – Doctors at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Mich., have performed the state’s first minimally invasive robotic procedure to correct atrial fibrillation. The new robotic maze procedure...

March 4, 2011 – According to a retrospective sub-study of the Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure Trial (SCD-HeFT), there is no evidence that implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) benefit...

March 2, 2011 – A new transseptal puncture module for education and simulation technology has been released. The module is for Simbionix’ Angio Mentor simulator.

March 1, 2011 – Medtronic, St. Jude Medical and Biotronik have emerged as leaders in the €2.8 billion European cardiac rhythm management (CRM) electrophysiology and ablation market, according to...

February 17, 2011 – Abnormal heart rate turbulence is associated with an increased risk of heart disease death in otherwise low-risk older individuals, according to a study funded by the National...

February 16, 2011 – Enrollment has been completed for a trial investigating a force-sensitive catheter during cardiac ablation. The EFFICAS study in intended to demonstrate that the TactiCath...

February 16, 2011 – The newly approved drug dabigatran is an alternative to warfarin to help prevent dangerous blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to updated guidelines...

February 10, 2011 – Never before has a therapy proven more beneficial for women than men in preventing heart disease – until now.

February 1, 2011 – Despite the benefits of therapy with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), inappropriate shocks from the devices are common and place patients at a greater mortality...

January 28, 2011 – The Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil False Claims Act lawsuit against Boston Scientific, Guidant LLC and other entities seeking additional...

January 27, 2011 – The first U.S.-procedure to use a new open-irrigated catheter was completed as part of the BLOCk-CTI trial. The study is using Boston Scientific’s Blazer Open-Irrigated Catheter...

January 24, 2011 – Boston Scientific has reached an agreement with Fukuda Denshi to market and sell its cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices and accessories throughout Japan. Fukuda Denshi will...

January 24, 2011 – The first U.S. clinical implant of a device designed to restore more natural breathing patterns in patients with central sleep apnea was made last week at The Ohio State...

January 20, 2011 – Results from a large, worldwide, clinical trial show evidence that a first-of-its-kind pacemaker system is safe and effective to use during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)....

January 19, 2011 – Siemens Healthcare is partnering with Endosense for the integration of the contact-force data provided by Endosense’s TactiCath force-sensing ablation catheter with Siemens’...