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December 5, 2011 – New study shows significant increase in quality of life (QoL) among overweight patients following ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF), compared to patients with a lower body...

October 14, 2011 – CardioFocus Inc., developer of the HeartLight endoscopic ablation system (EAS) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announced that its HeartLight EAS was used to...

August 24, 2011 — CardioFocus Inc., developer of the HeartLight endoscopic ablation system (EAS) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announced the system is now available in the United...

August 23, 2011 — nContact Inc. has received CE Mark approval for the EPi-Sense Guided Coagulation Device with VisiTrax for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AF...

August 2, 2011 — St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced the first patient was enrolled in the EAST (Early comprehensive Atrial fibrillation Stroke prevention Trial) clinical trial.

July 18, 2011 — An article published in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery demonstrates the importance of a comprehensive epicardial lesion pattern to confirm conduction...

July 14, 2011 – Endosense, a Swiss medical technology company, has announced completion of the first patient case utilizing prototype software that integrates the contact-force data provided by...

July 13, 2011 – Many children and teens suffering from tachycardia, or rapid heart rate, have relied on medication to regulate their heart rhythms and control symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness and...
Research being presented at Society of Nuclear Medicine’s (SNM) 58th annual meeting shows that molecular imaging is helping to identify and treat a silent killer. A study focusing on hypertrophic...
May 6, 2011 – Rhythmia Medical Inc. and Endosense have engaged in a joint development project to integrate the contact-force data provided by Endosense’s TactiCath force-sensing ablation catheter...
May 4, 2011 – Endosense and Siemens Healthcare have completed a prototype software software software integrating the contact-force data provided by Endosense’s TactiCath force-sensing ablation...
May 3, 2011 – European CE mark approval was granted and the first use announced for the Blazer open-irrigated radiofrequency (RF) ablation catheter. The Boston Scientific catheter is designed to...

April 14, 2011 – Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic consideration—they can cause pain and discomfort. Treating enlarged leg veins can relieve these problems and prevent complications in...

March 14, 2011 – Doctors at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Mich., have performed the state’s first minimally invasive robotic procedure to correct atrial fibrillation. The new robotic maze procedure...

February 16, 2011 – Enrollment has been completed for a trial investigating a force-sensitive catheter during cardiac ablation. The EFFICAS study in intended to demonstrate that the TactiCath...

February 7, 2011 – There is a tremendous unmet need for new medical technologies to treat potentially dangerous chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and blood clots, according to a Scientia Advisors...

January 27, 2011 – The first U.S.-procedure to use a new open-irrigated catheter was completed as part of the BLOCk-CTI trial. The study is using Boston Scientific’s Blazer Open-Irrigated Catheter...

January 19, 2011 – Siemens Healthcare is partnering with Endosense for the integration of the contact-force data provided by Endosense’s TactiCath force-sensing ablation catheter with Siemens’...

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...