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January 13, 2011 – The first patients have been enrolled in a trial evaluating the effectiveness and safety of a force-sensing ablation catheter for treating symptomatic paroxysmal atrial...

January 13, 2011 – St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and the Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas, Texas, are among the first U.S. hospitals to treat patients...

January 13, 2011 – A new robotic navigation system has both received the CE mark and undergone its first successful cardiac ablation procedure. The Vdrive robotic navigation system, from...

January 11, 2011 - nContact Surgical, a cardiac ablation device manufacturer, is changing its name to nContact to reflect the trend away from surgery toward percutaneous and minimally invasive...

January 6, 2011 – The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recently hosted its inaugural two-day research forum to identify opportunities and challenges to advancing research in electrophysiology (EP).

December 29, 2010 – A new cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) has been used in Canada for the first time. The Unify CRT-D, from St. Jude Medical, offers the smallest available...

December 3, 2010 – For the first time, data has shown that cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is cost-effective in mildly symptomatic heart failure (HF) patients. Data from an economic sub-...

November 24, 2010 – Data from the PICTURE trial showed that an insertable cardiac monitor led to diagnosis and treatment for 78 percent of patients who experienced a recurrent syncopal (fainting)...

November 17, 2010 – Atrial fibrillation (AFib) patients treated with catheter ablation reported fewer symptoms and improved quality of life, according to data from Circulation Cardiovascular...

November 16, 2010 – Study results show that pacemaker patients without history of atrial tachycardia (AT) or atrial fibrillation (AF) who have device-detected arrhythmias are more likely to have a...

November 15, 2010 – Data from the RAFT clinical trial show that cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillators (CRT-Ds) significantly reduced mortality for mildly symptomatic heart failure...

November 5, 2010 – ST Cardio was awarded nearly $250,000 in a grant under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program. The grant is related to the company’s Z6 Cardiac Stimulator.

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November 5, 2010 – Stereotaxis has been awarded $1.5 million in grants under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program. Enacted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of...

October 29, 2010 – Site enrollment has been completed for the 50-site CITADEL and CENTURION clinical studies to evaluate the Tyrx AigisRx Antibacterial Envelope. The device is designed to help...

October 26, 2010 – Cordless phones, which transmit a similar pulsed signal as Wi-Fi networks at 2.4 gigahertz, have been shown to impact heart rate according to new research published in the...

October 20, 2010 – New study results show that patients undergoing cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation had a 99.5 percent rate of successful implantation with an overall...

October 15, 2010 – Medtronic has entered into a $268 million settlement relating to its Sprint Fidelis family of defibrillation leads.

October 6, 2010 – Physicians have prescribed more than 30,000 wearable defibrillator vests for patients at high risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator, by Zoll...

October 5, 2010 – Data from a prospective study show physicians may benefit from knowing complication rates associated with pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) generator...

October 4, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted 9 to 0 in favor of approving dabigatran etexilate for stroke prevention in...