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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...

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...

December 3, 2010 – The initial patients have been enrolled in a trial for treating atrial fibrillation (AF). The DEEP AF trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of a dual epicardial/...

November 22, 2010 – Data presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010 showed that percutaneous renal nerve ablation reduces blood pressure. The data, which was also...

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...

September 27, 2010 - Treating varicose veins with a new access kit reduces the number of steps and reduces procedure time. The .018-inch nitinol long-access wire for the VenaCure EVLT system, by...

September 7, 2010 - With increasing rates of patients with atrial fibrillation program suffering from severe strokes, medical associations fear an epidemic. New developments in minimally invasive...

September 2, 2010 – New research released this week is the first to find both anatomical and procedural considerations that can lead to the creation of esophageal ulcerations (ESUL) after...

August 30, 2010 - A system was released in Japan last week that helps guide treatment of cardiac arrhythmias by creating a 3-D cardiac map and model based on the information from electrophysiology...

August 20, 2010 – Health Canada granted market approval for the Medtronic Ablation Frontiers Cardiac Ablation System, a radiofrequency (RF) ablation system to treat atrial fibrillation (AF).

August 9, 2010 – A merger is being finalized between Medtronic and cardiac surgery device maker ATS Medical. The company develops and manufactures products and services for the treatment of...

July 16, 2010 – Use of anatomically designed catheters reduces lab time by more than one-third compared to traditional point-by-point focal ablation procedures for pulmonary vein isolation (PVI),...

July 16, 2010 – Biosense Webster Inc.

June 24, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new catheter and software for treating cardiac arrythmias. Biosense Webster Inc. announced yesterday that the FDA has...