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ACC, Guideline App, prevention, atrial fibrillation, clinical decision support

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has launched version 2.0 of their Guideline Clinical App. With the addition of the healthy lifestyle and obesity guidelines, the app now contains the full...

Biotronik, ProMRI, AFFIRM, trial, ICD, MRI systems, EP Lab

Biotronik announced that its ProMRI and ProMRI AFFIRM studies have been published in Heart Rhythm, the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, validating the...

ScottCare, novi, Holter monitor, EP lab, ACC 2015, remote monitoring

The ScottCare Corp. announced its new novi patch Holter monitor will be available in the United States for the first time at the 2015 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology in...

Daiichi Sankyo and the Heart Rhythm Society announced results from a global survey, which polled cardiologists from around the world and revealed that a majority (58 percent) agree there is no...

Quadripolar lead, Medtronic, Attain, VivaQuad, CRT-D

There have been several recent advancements in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) technology to extend battery life, improvements in patient monitoring to avoid needless shocks, the...

Medtronic, Reveal Linq ICM, atrial fibrillation, AF, study, remote monitoring

Medtronic announced the results of a new "real-world" study of patients who have had a cryptogenic stroke, in which the Reveal Linq Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) detected atrial fibrillation (...

iRhythm, ZIO Service, arrhythmia detection, wearable, Holter monitors

iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced the study, “Cost Analysis and Clinical Outcomes of Ambulatory Care Monitoring in Medicare Patients,” was published in the Journal of Health...

Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC and Medicalgorithmics have announced their participation in a research project investigating the impact of lifestyle modification on ablation outcome in atrial...

Here are my predictions for technologies to watch in the coming year that have the potential to fundamentally change the practice of cardiology:

Ablation system, atrial fibrillation, Medtronic Arctic Front Advance Cryoballoon

Medtronic announced the initiation of the Cryo4 Persistent AF (Cryoballoon Ablation for Early Persistent Atrial Fibrillation) clinical trial.

AliveCor, Heart Monitor, atrial fibrillation, AF, ECG, Cleveland Clinic, study

Cleveland Clinic and AliveCor, Inc. announced the online publication of study results from Cleveland Clinic’s iTransmit Study, "Evaluating the Efficacy and Feasibility...

EP lab, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, Heart Failure

Boston Scientific Corporation announced the launch and first U.S. implant of its line of Extended Longevity (EL) implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), including Dynagen EL and Inogen EL...

University of the Basque Country, ICDs, pacemakers, Internet, security, remote

A researcher in the University of the Basque Country’s (UPV/EHU) Department of Communications Engineering has developed the Ladon security protocol, an efficient mechanism to authenticate,...

Cardiac Resynchonization Therapy (CRT), Implantable cardioverster defibrillators

Medtronic announced new results from the PainFree SST and Shock-Less clinical studies published in the journal HeartRhythm.

Ablation Catheters, Atrial Fibrillation, EP Lab, FlexAbility Ablation Catheter

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, a new ablation technology used by electrophysiologists for the treatment of...

St. Jude, STAR-VT, ventricular tachycardia, ablation catheter, FlexAbility

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the STAR-VT (Substrate Targeted Ablation using the FlexAbility Ablation...

Clinical trial/study, EP Lab, WRAP Infection Clinical Trial

Medtronic Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the WRAP Infection Clinical Trial, which will evaluate the effectiveness of the TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope in reducing major...

CVRx, Barostim neo Legacy System, pacemaker, hypertension, FDA, HDE

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a humanitarian device exemption for the CVRx Inc. Barostim neo Legacy System.

Savaysa, Daiichi Sankyo, edoxaban, FDA, approval, NVAF, thromboembolism

Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Savaysa (edoxaban) tablets, an oral, once-daily selective factor Xa-inhibitor, to reduce the risk of...

CardioFocus, HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System, Japan Lifeline, distribution

CardioFocus Inc., developer of the HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announced that it has executed an exclusive, multi-year distribution...