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May 7, 2014 — Cardiotek B.V. today announced it will commence commercialization of its EP-Tracer system following the 2014 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual scientific sessions in ...

May 6, 2014 — Medtronic announced the first U.S. implant of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system, following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Medtronic, Reveal, Linq, implantable cardiac monitor, ICM

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting is a key event where vendors launch new cardiology technologies. After walking the entire expo floor at ACC.14, these are my choices for...

CardioInsight Technologies Inc.’s Ecvue system will be featured at the Rhythm Theatre Symposium and in 17 abstract presentations at the upcoming 2014 Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific...

Volcano Corp. announced the commencement of its limited market release of its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared and CE marked technology SyncVision, with cases being performed in the...

Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker Scripps Health Implant

Scripps Health became the first health care provider in Southern California to implant the investigational Nanostim leadless pacemaker, the world's first wireless pacemaker totally implanted...

Reveal Linq ICM John Muir Health Medtronic

John Muir Health announced that its Concord, Calif., medical center is one of the first hospitals in Northern California to implant a miniature cardiac monitor in a patient – the Reveal Linq ...

April 28, 2014 — John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital in Phoenix is the first in Arizona, and only one of eight hospitals in the United States, to reduce or eliminate radiation for...

April 28, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has conducted the first implant in the clinical trial of the next-generation Acuity X4 left ventricular (LV) pacing leads and Reliance 4-Front implantable...

April 24, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its latest generation of defibrillators and heart failure devices. The newly approved...

ICD Heart Failure Treatments VAD California Boston Scientific

Three weeks after delivering her first child, Amanda began to suffer from extreme fatigue, headaches, a tight chest and stomach pain. An initial diagnosis of pneumonia changed for the worse:...

First U.S. Patient MRI Scan Clinical Study MRI-Compatible Pacemaker Accent MRI

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif., is the first hospital in the nation to conduct a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of a patient implanted with a new MRI-compatible...

Medtronic announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an expanded indication for biventricular (BiV) pacing with Medtronic cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemakers and -...

Biotronik Iforia ICD ProMRI Clinical Trail U.S.

Biotronik announced that the first patients across the United States have received implants of the new Iforia implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs).

April 15, 2014 — The Spectranetics Corp. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of two new mechanical lead extraction platforms that expand physicians' options for the safe...

April 14, 2014 — Biotronik recently announced CE approval for its new Eluna pacemaker series. The new generation of pacemakers includes single- and dual-chamber as well as cardiac...

April 11, 2014 — Medtronic announced CE mark and European launch of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) system, the first and only ICD system approved for...

April 11, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has expanded the launch of its S-ICD (subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) system into parts of Asia. The first implant of the S-ICD...

Cardiologists at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children performed Florida’s first pediatric implant of a new device to prevent sudden cardiac arrest.

April 10, 2014 — The 2014 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation includes recommendations for an increased use of radio frequency (RF) ablation in the treatment of non-...