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The incidence of cardiac arrhythmia is expected to increase significantly with an aging U.S. population and rising rates of obesity. In 2008, atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common complex...

November 10, 2009 – Onset Medical Corp. today said it received U.S. FDA 510(k) marketing clearance for its SoloPath TransFemoral Endovascular Access Catheter. It is designed to provide access to...

November 6, 2009 — Stereotaxis received notice this week that its Celsius RMT ThermoCool catheter received CE mark for distribution in the European market.

October 22, 2009 – FlowCardia Inc. yesterday began its U.S. launch of the over the wire (OTW) delivery platform for the CROSSER 14S and CROSSER 14P peripheral chronic total occlusions (CTOs)...

October 8, 2009 – Boston Scientific Corp. this week announced its exclusive sponsorship and first enrollments of the MADIT-RIT clinical trial, which will determine the best device programming...

October 7, 2009 – FlowCardia Inc. this week launched the FlowMate Injector, which dramatically simplifies central lumen crossing of chronic total occlusions (CTOs) using the CROSSER CTO...

September 11, 2009 – Terumo Interventional Systems yesterday launched its Glidewire Advantage Peripheral Guidewire, a single wire that enables the operator to both cross the lesion and deliver...

August 3, 2009 – Abbott is conducting a voluntary recall of its POWERSAIL Coronary Dilatation Catheters, which may be damaged and can cause a leak of contrast material during use, possibly leading...

July 28, 2009 – Onset Medical Corporation said today it received CE mark approval to begin marketing the SoloPath Endovascular Access Catheter in the European Union.

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 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-...

June 15, 2009 - Inovio Biomedical Corp. said today it granted an option to a commercial license to develop intravascular catheters using its proprietary electroporation technology to Cardigant...

May 19, 2009 - Volcano Corp. yesterday announced an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement to initiate the formal launch of the Xtract thrombus aspiration catheter, manufactured by Lumen...

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 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 13, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare is demonstrating the clinical benefits of the world’s first volume intracardiac echocardiography (VICE) catheter, the ACUSON AcuNav V ultrasound catheter, this...

May 6, 2009 - Spectranetics Corp. yesterday said it made a pre-IDE (investigational device exemption) submission to the FDA regarding the use of laser ablation to treat in-stent restenosis (ISR)...

April 16, 2009 - Minnow Medical this week received the CE mark, clearing its disposable Guided Reshaping Technology (GRT) catheter to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD) for marketing in the...

April 10, 2009 — Invatec has entered into a strategic distribution agreement with Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) under which CSI will distribute Invatec’s FDA-cleared percutaneous transluminal...