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July 17, 2009 – Medtronic announced today the completion of a 12-month follow-up in the STOP-AF (Sustained Treatment of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation) clinical trial evaluating the first...

July 13, 2009 – Boston Scientific today announced CE mark for its LATITUDE Patient Management system, used to remotely monitor patients with implantable cardiac devices.

July 9, 2009 – Sorin Group said this week Health Canada cleared the REPLY family of dual- and single-chamber rate adaptive pacemakers.

July 8, 2009 – CardioFocus Inc. said yesterday it received a CE mark in Europe for its Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) to treat patients with atrial fibrillation.

July 8, 2009 – A procedure that sends targeted energy into the heart through a catheter can be used to treat a common type of irregular heartbeat, but little is known about the treatment's long-...

July 6, 2009 – Sanofi-aventis said last week the FDA approved its Multaq (dronedarone) 400 mg tablets for use in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AFL).

June 29, 2009 – Cordex Pharma said today it successfully completed the production of the ATPace clinical trial material (CTM) in preparation for planned pivotal clinical trials. ATPace is a novel...

June 25, 2009 – Today, St. Jude Medical Inc. and Medtronic Inc. both commended the efforts of investigators in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial with Cardiac...

June 23, 2009 - Today, Medtronic Inc. announced the first worldwide enrollments in the MORE-CARE (Monitoring Resynchronization in Cardiac Patients) trial, which will compare two disease management...

June 22, 2009 – BIOTRONIK GmbH today announced CE mark approval and first implantations of the new Evia cardiac pacemaker series, which features the only pacemaker with wireless, remote/home...

June 22, 2009 – Biosense Webster Inc. is showcasing the CARTO 3 System, an advanced three-dimensional imaging technology for use by electrophysiologists in treating cardiac arrhythmias this week...

June 22, 2009 – Patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) have an ongoing risk of sudden incapacitation that might cause harm to others while driving a car, so driving...

June 19, 2009 – Medtronic Inc. today said it received CE (Conformité Européenne) mark for the company's second-generation pacemaker designed, tested, approved for use as labeled with MRI machines...

June 18, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. said today the FDA approved its Cool Point Irrigation Pump, used in conjunction with St. Jude Medical (SJM) open-irrigated ablation catheters, to supply a...

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

June 16, 2009 - Physio-Control Inc. said Monday it received a Gold Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) for its LIFEPAK 15 monitor/defibrillator last week at the Medical Design &...

June 15, 2009 - Mayo Clinic received $48 million in grants from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a component of the National Institute of Health, and from industry partners...

June 2, 2009 - Cordex Pharma Inc. said today the FDA cleared the design of pivotal, phase 2b/3 clinical trials evaluating its lead product ATPace as an antiarrhytmic drug for the acute treatment...

May 26, 2009 – Biotronik Inc. recently launched its Lumax 540 series implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) devices during Heart...

May 26, 2009 – Medtronic intends to seek FDA approval for the use of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in certain mildly symptomatic heart failure patients.

While CRT is a proven...

May 19, 2009 - MVP (Managed Ventricular Pacing), an exclusive programming feature on Medtronic pacemakers that has been effective in reducing unnecessary pacing in patients, was applied in the MVP...

May 18, 2009 – Stereotaxis Inc. displayed updated versions of its Odyssey Workstation, Cinema and Connect systems during Hearth Rhythm 2009 in Boston, May 13-16.

May 18, 2009 – Boston Scientific showcased its new Blazer Dx-20, a bidirectional duodecapolar diagnostic catheter, during Heart Rhythm 2009 last week in Boston.

May 18. 2009 - TYRX Inc. announced the initial, interim clinical results from its AIGISRX Antibacterial Envelope Retrospective Registry during Heart Rhythm 2009 in Boston last week.

May 18, 2009 – At Heart Rhythm 2009 last week Biotronik said it completed the first enrollment in the pivotal phase of its IMPACT clinical study, which investigates whether the risk of stroke can...

May 17, 2009 – GE Healthcare announced new and expanded collaborations with Hansen Medical Inc., STERIS Corp. and Imricor Medical Systems Inc. to enhance its electrophysiology (EP) portfolio and...

May 14, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. yesterday announced European CE mark approval of its Accent RF pacemaker and Anthem RF CRT-P (cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker).

May 14, 2009 – In final, one-year results of a multicenter randomized clinical study, catheter ablation demonstrated significantly better outcomes compared to anti-arrhythmic drug (AAD) therapy...

May 11, 2009 - With 12 million Americans at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), Cambridge Heart’s Microvolt T-Wave Alternans (MTWA) diagnostic test reportedly offers a cost-effective treadmill...

May 6, 2009 - Endosense said today it received the CE mark for its TactiCath system, reportedly the first force-sensing ablation catheter developed to gives physicians a real-time, objective...

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...

April 14, 2009 - Biotronik Inc. announced yesterday the first U.S. implant of the next-generation Lumax 540 Series defibrillator for treating patients with heart failure.

The Lumax 540...

April 14, 2009 - Transoma Medical Inc. announced the first enrollment and implant of the Sleuth AT, a wireless, automated implantable cardiac monitoring (ICM) system with programmable and frequent...

April 3, 2009 - Sorin Group today announced CE mark certification and market release of the ESPRIT pacemaker family in Europe, which the company says is the world’s smallest pacemaker at 8cc.

March 19, 2009 - Sorin Group and Orange Business Services today entered into an agreement to develop and service a remote monitoring solution for patients implanted with cardiac rhythm management...

March 19, 2009 - The Drug Information Association (DIA), in cooperation with the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the FDA, will host Cardiovascular Safety and QT/Arrhythmia Assessment in Drug...

March 19, 2009 - Sanofi-aventis said yesterday the FDA’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted 10-3 in favor of the approval of Multaq (dronedarone) to treat patients with non-...

March 16, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced FDA clearance of the newest version of the Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN), a secure, Internet-based remote care system for patients...

March 13, 2009 - Details from the DAVID (Dual Chamber and VVI Implantable Defibrillator) II Trial suggest atrial pacing may be considered a safe alternative to ventricular pacing, but affords no...

March 5, 2009 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Company yesterday said it is collaborating with Nissan Chemical Industries Ltd. and Teijin Pharma Ltd.

February 27, 2009 - Dr. Alberto Interian Jr., medical director of the Mercy Hospital Arrhythmia Syncope Center, is the first doctor in Miami-Dade County, FL to implant an innovative cardiac...

February 16, 2009 - Registration is now open for the Heart Rhythm Society’s free Reality EP Webcast, “Role of 3D ICE and Epicardial Mapping in the Ablation of Ventricular Outflow Tract Tachycardia...

February 12, 2009 - Sanofi-aventis said yesterday the ATHENA trial was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, which shows its drug Multaq (dronedarone), in addition to standard therapy...

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...

February 3, 2009 - New research proves increased QT variability is an independent predictor of ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) in men, while in women, QT variability...

January 29, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today reported the expansion of its CURE-AF (Concomitant Utilization of Radiofrequency Energy for Atrial Fibrillation) U.S. clinical program with a post-market...

December 11, 2008 - The Heart Rhythm Society is reiterating its position on the importance of device and lead reliability and safety following the publication of “Learning from Our Mistakes?

December 8, 2008 - New research reveals patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) who have had multiple, previous pocket procedures are at an increased risk of complications...

December 4, 2008 - Pace Medical Inc. this week said early sales expectations and demand for the new, enhanced version of the AccuPace Pacing Analyzer, which analyzes the permanent heart wires (...

December 4, 2008 - St. Jude Medical Inc. this week said it received expanded approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for the QuickOpt Timing Cycle Optimization feature in...

November 25, 2008 – TYRX Inc. today announced the 1,000th implant of the AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope following its commercialization in June.

AIGISRx is an antibacterial surgical mesh...

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...

November 14, 2008 - Headphones for MP3 players placed within an inch of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) may interfere with these devices, according to research...

November 14, 2008 - Surplus energy generated by the heart may one day help power pacemakers and defibrillators implanted in cardiac patients, according to research presented this week at the...

November 14, 2008 - Fluke Biomedical said today it made a FDA 510(k) submission for the Impulse 7010 Defibrillator Selectable Load Accessory to test defibrillators beyond 175 ohms.

November 11, 2008 - In a randomized, multicenter clinical trial, catheter ablation has been shown to significantly outperform anti-arrhythmic drug (AAD) therapy for the treatment of symptomatic...

November 12, 2008 - Wireless cardiac device remote monitoring company BIOTRONIK said data presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2008 Scientific Sessions shows remote monitoring of its...

November 11, 2008 - New data presented today at the America Heart Association's 2008 scientific sessions by Medtronic shows survival among patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (...

September 30, 2008 - New research shows cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) reduced the time to first heart failure hospitalization or death by nearly half in patients with mild heart failure...

September 26, 2008 - CryoCath Technologies Inc. announced yesterday it has resolved all outstanding patent suits among the company and Boston Scientific Corp., its wholly-owned subsidiary,...

September 11, 2008 - Good Samaritan Hospital was among the first in the nation to implant a TELIGEN implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) made by Boston Scientific.

September 8, 2008 - A new procedure being pioneered by Dr. Nassir Marrouche, director of the atrial fibrillation (AF) program at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, could...

September 3, 2008 – Research published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine said patients with heart failure in whom an ICD is implanted and receive shocks for any arrhythmia have a...

September 1, 2008 - More than 22 million people worldwide suffer from heart failure, and most heart failure hospitalizations are due to excessive fluid accumulation in the chest cavity, and new...

August 29, 2008 - LUMEDX Corp. and Epiphany Cardiography Products today introduced CardioECG 3.2, a multimodality, multivendor, pure-Web software for cardiac rhythm data management.

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.

August 26, 2008 - Cook Medical today said 200 medical centers in the U.S. have adopted its EVOLUTION Mechanical Dilator Sheath technology, a new tool designed to remove faulty, ineffective leads...

August 22, 2008 - St. Jude Medical Inc. this week said the FDA approved of the company’s new facility in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, for the manufacturing of pacemakers and cardiac leads.

August 7, 2008 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today said it received regulatory approval, in addition to reimbursement approval, from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), for the...

July 15, 2008 - Medtronic Inc. today received Japanese regulatory approval for the Reveal DX Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), which was designated by the Japanese government as a high-priority...

July 9, 2008 - New research shows catheter cryoablation is comparably effective to radiofrequency catheter ablation for the treatment of atrial flutter (AFL) and may have some safety advantages...

July 8, 2008 - Foothills Medical Centre, a leading medical centre for treating patients with cardiac rhythm abnormalities in Calgary, Alberta, has become the first facility in Canada to use the...

June 18, 2008 – Biotronik GmbH launched the Lumax 540 series, which includes implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), which is...