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Heart Failure Treatments EP Lab ICDs JAMA Internal Medicine St. Louis University

New research at Saint Louis University shows physicians do not talk to patients about the psychosocial impact and long-term risks of implanting cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to treat...

Lumax 740 DX system, ICD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted final approval for the Biotronik Lumax 740 DX system. The device is a first-in-class implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD...

In response to the astounding percentage of inappropriate and non-compliant ICD, CRT-P and CRT-D device implantations each year, Think Tank Medical has developed and released its CMS ICD...

My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With collaboration from my Editorial Advisory Board, we developed a 2013...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared St. Jude Medical’s new version of its Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN). The secure, Internet-based remote care system is for...

August 20, 2012 — Zoll Medical Corp., a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced that physicians at all of the 17 “Honor Roll” hospitals and all of the 50 “Best...

Biotronik Home Monitoring ECOST Clinical Trial ICDs

Biotronik announced that the European Heart Journal has published the clinical results of the ECOST trial (...

Ce mark St Jude Medical Assura Fortify ICD Unify CRT-D Quadra CRT-D

St. Jude Medical Inc. (announced European CE mark approval of the Assura portfolio of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds)....

S-ICD, subcutaneous ICD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October granted Boston Scientific Corp. regulatory approval for its S-ICD System, the world’s first commercially available subcutaneous ...

Boston Scientific Clinical Trial Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

November 12, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. and the University of Rochester Medical Center presented positive results from the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial-Reduce...

More than 350,000 deaths occur each year as a result of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which occurs when the heart abruptly and unexpectedly stops beating. A survey issued by the Heart Rhythm...

October 12, 2012 — Biotronik announced the start of the prospective multicenter PARCADIA study. The study aims to identify risk factors that can help predict appropriate ICD...

Tyrex AigisRx Antibacterial Envelope EP Lab Pacemakes ICD

TyRx Inc. announced that it has received a license from Health Canada to market its AigisRx Antibacterial Envelope. The AigisRx Envelope is specifically designed to stabilize...

September 11, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the realignment of its product divisions into two new operating units: the Implantable Electronic Systems Division (IESD) and the...

August 30, 2012 — Implantable devices for treating cardiac arrhythmias, which include implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), are already underused in parts of Eastern and Central...

August 21, 2012 — Zoll Medical Corp. entered into an agreement to license Inovise Medical Inc.’s ambulatory Audicor technology as part of the advanced patient diagnostics in the LifeVest...

August 3, 2012 — In a bid to help control healthcare costs, on Oct 1, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will stop paying hospitals for treating potentially avoidable...

ICD, CRT battery life

In the coming years, the continued growth and aging of our population will both increase the demand for treatment with implantable cardiac rhythm devices and stretch our ability to pay for care....

July 23, 2012 — Biotronik announced that the first CRT-D patient has been enrolled in the Biotronik EuroEco Trial — the European Health Economic Trial on Home Monitoring in...