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May 21, 2008 - Dronedarone significantly reduces the incidence of cardiovascular hospitalization or death in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to results of the ATHENA Trial...

April 29, 2008 - Sorin Group Cardiac Rhythm Management completed the first implant in a clinical trial of its new-generation PARADYM 8770 sonR cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-...

April 24, 2008 - Boston Scientific Corp. completed enrollment in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (MADIT-CRT), engineered to test...

April 8, 2008 - Atrial fibrillation demonstrated that a port access, paracardioscopic Ex-Maze procedure produced favorable outcomes and allowed patients to discontinue antiarrhythmic drugs,...

April 4, 2008 - Medtronic presented data at the ACC on its REVERSE (Resynchronization Reverses Remodeling in Systolic Left Ventricular Dysfunction) trial showed that more patients in the trial...

March 7, 2008 – An individual’s physical health, psychological stress, social support and own sense of well-being, are all factors that can play a significant role in the likelihood of surviving...

February 5, 2008 - Doctors completed the first implant of Boston Scientific’s COGNIS cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), which reportedly represents an entirely new platform...

March 3, 2008 – The FDA granted 510(k) clearance for the AIGISRX CRMD Anti-Bacterial Envelope by Tyrxpharma, a cardiac rhythm medical device intended to immobilize and reduce bacterial infection...

February 29, 2008 - Physicians began performing the first European implants of the COGNIS cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and the TELIGEN implantable cardioverter...

February 27, 2008 - Boston Scientific Corp. said the FDA approved three products in its Cardiac Rhythm Management business, including the CONFIENT implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), the...

February 14, 2008 - A new approach called Hybrid Maze combines techniques from two existing procedures to offer patients a minimally invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation.

February 4, 2008 – Fluke Biomedical unveiled today new defibrillator and pacemaker analyzer technologies, the Impulse 6000D Defibrillator Analyzer and the Impulse 7000DP Defibrillator/Pacer...

January 22, 2008 - Boston Scientific Corp. today announced CE Mark approval for its COGNIS cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and TELIGEN implantable cardioverter...

January 22, 2008 - The International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) issued the first standardized cardiac pacing exam for Japanese allied professionals, which marks the first time the...

January 8, 2007 - Cardiac Science Corp. expects 2007 fourth quarter revenue to total approximately $50 million, representing growth of approximately 28 percent compared with the fourth quarter of...

December 29, 2007 - Boston Scientific Corp. received CE Mark approval for its LIVIAN cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), which treats heart failure and is designed to help...

December 26, 2007 - Medtronic Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to settle lawsuits relating to its Marquis line of implanted cardiac defibrillators that were the subject of a...

December 14, 2007 - Medtronic Inc. announced FDA clearance of Reveal DX and Reveal XT Insertable Cardiac Monitors (ICMs) designed to help physicians identify the cause of unexplained fainting or...

December 4, 2007 - ELA Medical Inc. intiated U.S. enrollment in the OPTION study (Optimal Anti-tachycardia Therapy in ICD Patients without Pacing Indications), which will evaluate therapies and...

November 13, 2007- There is significant underutilization of many guideline-indicated life-saving medical and device therapies for heart failure (HF) patients, according to the Registry to Improve...

November 7, 2007 - The application of clinical practice modifications combined with advanced electronic technologies can improve the care of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA),...

October 18, 2007 - Boston Scientific Corp. today announced it will restructure or sell several business units to reduce operating expenses by 13 percent in 2008 in a move designed to enhance short...

October 17, 2007 - CryoCor, Inc., a medical device company focused on the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, announced today that CryoCath Technologies Inc. has filed a lawsuit against CryoCor in...

October 16, 2007 — In response to Medtronic’s decision to voluntarily suspend its Sprint Fidelis defibrillation leads, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) made a statement to underscore the importance...

October 9, 2007 – Medtronic Inc. today announced that it has begun enrolling in the PRECEDE-HF clinical trial that will evaluate Medtronic’s proprietary Cardiac Compass and OptiVol Fluid Status...

August 1, 2007 - BioControl Medical announced that cardiologists at University Hospital Mannheim in Germany and at Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo in Italy have successfully implanted the CardioFit...

July 31, 2007 - Implantable defibrillators can reduce the risk of sudden death in high-risk patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, according to a new study conducted at the Hypertrophic...

July 17, 2007 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced that it received regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and reimbursement approval for its first CRT-D...

July 17, 2007 - Medtronic Inc. announced launch of Reveal XT, an Insertable Cardiac Monitor that features long-term and continuous monitoring of Atrial Fibrillation (AF), in the European market as...

July 11, 2007 - Baptist Cardiovascular Services launches a video interview with Cardiac Electrophysiologist Drew Pickett, M.D., on how implanting a defibrillator can help reduce sudden cardiac...

May 9, 2007 — Biosense Webster Inc., a worldwide leader in cardiac mapping and ablation, and Medtronic Inc., world leader in implanted cardiac rhythm devices, have announced plans to collaborate...

May 3, 2007 — Next Thursday, May 10, in Denver, CO, more than 25 leading heart advocacy groups will announce the formation of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Coalition, dedicated to advancing...

April 19, 2007 — Cardiac-device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. said Wednesday it received approval from the FDA for its Web-based system for storing patient device data for implantable cardiac...

April 17, 2007 — Signalife has announced it has hired a new distribution organization for its Fidelity 100 product line. The group consists of independent distributor reps for cardiac rhythm...

April 4, 2007 — Stereotaxis, Inc. has announced that its partnered magnetically enabled 8mm ablation catheter has received FDA approval and will soon be commercially available in the U.S.

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Jan. 19, 2007 — Biosense Webster made two agreements public this week with healthcare competitor modality giants Philips and Siemens.

Magnets may interfere with the operation of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), according to a study published in the December 2006 edition of “Heart Rhythm.”

November 2006 - Physicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center are part of a multinational clinical trial evaluating the Optimizer System, a unique implantable device designed to treat a larger...

Radiofrequency ablation is more effective than treatment with amiodarone for the prevention of atrial flutter recurrence in patients who experienced a first symptomatic episode, according to the...

Administering a cholesterol-lowering drug prior to heart bypass surgery or surgical repair of a faulty heart valve may reduce the occurrence of atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm...