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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...

June 24, 2010 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced this week that it has given a $2.2 million grant to fund new treatment technology for atrial fibrillation (AF). The grant will...

June 22, 2010 – Data from the FAST-PVI study, supported by Medtronic Inc., shows lab time using anatomically designed ablation catheters are more than one-third faster than traditional point-by-...

June 17, 2010 – The EnSite Contact Technology platform has received European CE Mark approval, St. Jude Medical Inc. announced today at the 17th World Congress in Cardiac Electrophysiology and...

June 15, 2010 – The first ablation catheter that indicates the contact force of the catheter against the wall of the heart was recently released in Europe. Biotronik partnered with Endosense for...

June 11, 2010 – A multicenter, randomized trial planned in the United States will compare laser ablation followed by adjunctive balloon angioplasty as compared to balloon angioplasty alone in...

May 17, 2010 – The first clinical cases using an irrigated ablation catheter were recently completed in the European Union, following recent CE Mark approval. The Thermocool SF irrigated ablation...